SPECIFYING RELATIONSHIPS IN PRODUCT FAMILIES TO ENABLE STEP-BASED IMPLEMENTATIONS
Editor: Marcel Tichem, Delft University of Technology, Mogens Myrup Andreasen, Technical University of Denmark, Alex Duffy, University of Strathclyde
Author: McKay, Alison; de Pennington, Alan
Page(s): 51 - 78
If companies are to gain advantage from adopting STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data [ISO303]) then the gap between the application context of an Application Protocol (AP) and the requirements of the engineering process chain must be bridged. This paper illustrates a way in which general purpose data models, such as those in a STEP Application Protocol, can be used to support the definition of product families.