NEW IDEAS FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Complex product development projects require the handling of information/knowledge from three domains. While product and project related information is at least formally modelled, design process knowledge is usually not captured at all. The article shows different approaches to manage this specific knowledge and describes the new software tool "The Semaril". "The Semaril" is based on the principle of semantic nets, in which different entries can be linked by user-defined relations one to another. The use of the tool during a design process will be shown in a particular example.