A Lightweight Approach to Manage Engineering Parameters in Mechatronic Design Processes

Lukas Weingartner, Peter Hehenberger, Michael Friedl, Andreas Kellner, Stefan Boschert, Roland Rosen

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In mechatronic design processes the exchange of information between stakeholders from different disciplines is essential to enable simultaneous engineering and a successful integration of domain specific subsystems. Although there is a comprehensive range of methodologies and tools to support collaboration, intentions to implement a central data management platform covering all stakeholders often do not succeed. Reasons are the heterogeneous model landscape, the variety of stand-alone authoring tools, departments’, disciplines’ or companies’ boundaries and a lack of flexibility of established solutions regarding the support of unpredictable and quickly changing design processes. This paper focuses on the management of individual parameters and parameter instances (values) within a multi-disciplinary development team. The presented lightweight approach can extend existing methods and data management infrastructure by adding functionalities to provide access to individual parameters using a dedicated database. The procedure is shown by the example of a technical mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management for Digital Transformation of Industries - 13th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsBenoit Eynard, Abdelaziz Bouras, Alain Bernard, Louis Rivest, Ramy Harik
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319546599
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventPLM 2016 - Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferencePLM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbia, South Carolina


  • Data exchange process
  • Engineering parameter management
  • Mechatronic design process
  • Model management
  • Parameter database


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