Interoperability for digital engineering systems

The book is an introduction to the solution to the problem of interoperability between different engineering software systems. Global collaboration between most industrialised countries and many industrial sectors has resulted in a series of International Standards for the computer representation of engineering information by information models in a digital form that is independent from any proprietary software. This enables the information to be exchanged between systems, with suitable interfaces, at lower cost than native file exchanges and with greater accuracy than using individual translators.
The authors of the chapters of the book have been part of this global research and development project for many years and many of them have been primarily responsible for the development of the Standards on which the technology for product data representation and exchange is based. Part 1 of this book is intended for managers and executives responsible for strategy in their companies, to advise them on the scope of this technology and to outline the achievements that are now possible with its use. Part 2 of the book is intended for engineers and software developers who want to know more about the technical scope and some details of the Standards. This choice of topics is only a selection of the capability of the technology and the development of further standards is still in progress because of the fundamental concepts on which the technology is founded.


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Concurrent engineering, Cost of non interoperability, ISO TC 184 standards, Interoperability

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AuthorsMoreno, Anna (ENEA)
Publisher:Franco Angeli
First published / Last update: 2014
Courses:The book could be used for any engineering university interested in the use of interoperability standards to promote concurrent engineering as well as to speed up the design, the procurement, the construction, the maintenance and the end of life product management process.