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Engineering Database: Strategische Komponente in CIM-Konzepten Eigner, Hiller, Schindewolf, Schmich Carl Hanser Verlag. 1991. ISBN: 3-446-16438-3
PDM Selection Guide - Guide for the selection of Product Data Management Systems. Cornelissen, de Kok, Mandemaker Delft University Press. 1995. ISBN: 90-407-1142-9
Föderatives Produktdatenmanagement anhand semantischer Informationsmodellierung R. Montau VDI Verlag. 1996. ISBN: 3-18-321320-6
Engineering Data Management T. R. Chase 1992


Engineering Information Management Systems :
Beyond CAD/CAM to Concurrent Engineering Support
Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Selling the Engineering Information Management Message

1.1. Grabbing management attention
1.2. The obvious benefits of EDM/EWM
1.3. Sorry, it's not obvious to me
1.4. Understanding before implementing
1.5. Models of incomprehension
1.6. Corporate management-a different wavelength
1.7. Corporate planning's ivory tower
1.8. The tough life of the top manager
1.9. Engineering's own world
1.10. The IT view
1.11. Sell before implementing
1.12. Now read on

Chapter 2. EDM/EWM Issues for Top Management

2.1. Introduction to Engineering Data and Engineering Workflow
2.2. Objectives of EDM/EWM
2.3. Key Issues for Top Management
2.4. EDM/EWM Systems
2.5. The Importance of EDM/EWM Systems
2.6. The Engineering Environment Without EDM/EWM
2.7. Top Management Involvement With EDM/EWM
2.8. The Need for EDM/EWM
2.9. EDM/EWM IN THE 1990s
2.10. EDM/EWM "Dos and Don'ts" For Top Management

Chapter 3. Engineering Workflow Management

3.1. The Importance of EWM
3.2. The Link Between EDM and EWM
3.3. Engineering Workflow
3.4. An Inefficient Workflow
3.5. Workflow Improvement Techniques
3.6. Just-In-Time
3.7. Simultaneous Engineering

Chapter 4. Functions of an EDM/EWM System

4.1. Eight Basic Components of an EDM/EWM System
4.2. The Information Warehouse
4.3. The Information Warehouse Manager
4.4. Infrastructure
4.5. System Administration Manager
4.6. Interface Module
4.7. Product and Workflow Structure Definition Module
4.8. Workflow Control Module
4.9. Configuration Management Module

Chapter 5. The Need for EDM/EWM Systems

5.1. Ten Issues Resolved With EDM/EWM Systems
5.2. Diversity and Volume of Data
5.3. A Multi-User, Multi-Organization Environment
5.4. A Multi-Application, File-Based Environment
5.5. Multiple Data Definition
5.6. Multiple Representations of Data
5.7. Multiple Versions
5.8. Multiple Relationships
5.9. Meaning of Data
5.10. Life Cycle Data
5.11. A Complex But Logical Environment
5.12. Summary

Chapter 6. Data Base Management Systems

6.1. Data in Files and Data in a DBMS
6.2. Disadvantages of Commercial DBMS in the Engineering Environment
6.3. Metadata
6.4. Data Base Vocabulary
6.5. Traditional Data Models
6.6. Developments to Traditional Data Models
6.7. From Data Bases to EDM/EWM

Chapter 7. Modelling Engineering Processes and Information

7.1. The Need for Modelling
7.2. Four Types of Model
7.3. The Approach to Modelling
7.4. Data Flow Models
7.5. Data Structure Models
7.6. From Model to Code

Chapter 8. The Importance of Data Exchange and Standards

8.1. Data Exchange and Standards
8.2. OSI, EDI, and CIM
8.3. Data Exchange
8.4. From IGES 1.0 to IGES 3.0
8.5. From IGES 4.0 to PDES/STEP 1.0
8.7. CCITT Group 4 and TIFF

Chapter 9. Planning to Use EDM/EWM for Competitive Advantage

9.1. Introduction
9.2. Project Start-Up
9.3. Understanding EDM/EWM
9.4. Description of the Current Situation
9.5. Competitor's Use of EDM/EWM
9.6. User Requirements
9.7. Business Objectives and EDM/EWM
9.8. Understanding EDM/EWM Solutions
9.9. The IT Competence of the Company
9.10. Sizing and Grouping
9.11. The Features Required
9.12. Scenarios for EDM
9.13. Prototyping and Benchmarking
9.14. Defining the EDM/EWM Strategy
9.15. Business Benefits of EDM/EWM
9.16. Organizational Issues
9.17. Architectures
9.18. The Implementation Plan

Chapter 10. Implementation and Use of EDM/EWM

10.1. Implementing EDM/EWM
10.2. The Detailed Implementation Plan
10.3. Detailed Architectures
10.4. Logical Data Base Design
10.5. Reorganization of Engineering Workflow
10.6. Organizational Issues
10.7. Technology Issues
10.8. Bringing EDM/EWM Online
10.9. Using EDM/EWM
10.10. Hints for Successful EDM/EWM Implementation
10.11. Grand Finale

Appendix 1. Types of EDM/EWM Systems

A. l.l. Introduction
A. 1.2. Engineering Drawing Management Systems
A. 1.3. Engineering Data Management Systems
A. 1.4. Engineering Document Management Systems
A. 1.5. CAD/CAM Systems
A. 1.6. Other Systems

Appendix 2. EDM/EWM System Overview

Appendix 3. Product Names

Appendix 4. Acronyms



Copyright 1998 by John Stark