Tool & Process Integration: Fourteen Requirements for a CAE Data Model (EX)
The UGS Aerospace Special Interest Group (ASIG) includes ten active member companies from both the aerospace and automotive sectors. Members meet regularly to share product developments, support processes, and techniques. The number-one CAE issue facing ASIG firms today directly concerns the elimination of manual re-entry and reinterpretation of engineering data in the CAE workflow. In CAE data management, requirements can be organized into fourteen areas that are reviewed in the report, and provide guidance to tool developers in addressing these needs.
There is a sense of urgency among ASIG members. Although integrated engineering data management has been a goal for a number of years, it is more critical now. Both tool and process integration are needed.
Keywords: UGS Aerospace Special Interest Group, ASIG, design/simulation integration, process integration, computer-aided engineering, CAE workflow, CAE data management, metadata, configuration management, bill of analysis, Clark Briggs, James Stuckey