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Interoperability for digital engineering systems

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This book is an introduction to the solution to the problem of interoperability between different engineering software systems.
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This book is an introduction to the solution to the problem of interoperability between different engineering software systems. Global collaboration between most industrialised countries and many industrial sectors has resulted in a series of international standards for the computer representation of engineering information by information models in a digital form that is independent from any proprietary software. This enables the information to be exchanged between systems, with suitable interfaces, at lower cost than native file exchanges and with greater accuracy than using individual translators.
The authors of the chapters of this book have been part of this global research and development project for many years and many of them have been primarily responsible for the development of the Standards on which the technology for product data representation and exchanged is based. Part 1 of this book is intended for managers and executives responsible for strategy in their companies to advise them on the scope of this technology and to outline the achievements that are now possible with its use. Part 2 of the book is intended for engineers and software developers who want to know more about the technical scope and some details of the standards. This choice of topics is only a selection of the capability of the technology and the development of further standards is still in progress because of the fundamental concepts on which the technology is founded.Anna Moreno has been working at Enea since 1983. She always promoted knowledge and know-how transfer among “non-expert” people as she felt that the knowledge should freely flow outside of the domain expert to bring the expected benefits. She received several European awards: for the Enea e-Learn platform (2007), for the best cooperation program in energy (2008), for the best innovation tool for standards dissemination (2008). Finally, in November 2013 she was awarded as gold winner-education during the European Women Inventors & Innovators Network Exhibition in Stockholm.

Luigi Nicolais, Foreword
Part I. Examples of the application of product data technology to a selection of industrial situations
Norman Swindells, Introduction: Communicating engineering data
Anna Moreno, 
Interoperability: costs and benefits
Howard Mason, 
Enterprise information management solutions for aerospace
Steven Vettermann, 
Enterprise information management solutions for automotive
Matthew West, 
Business Applications: Oil and Gas
Tim King, Jochen Haenisch, 
Interoperability and Integration with EXPRESS
Norman Swindells, 
Materials and the properties of products
Keith Hunten, 
Design and manufacture of composite material products
Norman Swindells, 
High Value Manufacturing
Norman Swindells,
 Wolfgang Wilkes, Product Libraries
Norman Swindells, Anna Moreno, 
Recovery and recycling of high value products
Anna Amato, 
Data quality
Xenia Fiorentini
Anna MorenoNorman SwindellsAlessio Ubertini, Possible application for the nuclear industry
Part II. Insight view of some of the ISO standards developed by ISO TC184 SC4
Norman Swindells, Introduction: Standards for product data representation and exchange
Tim King, Jochen Haenisch, ISO 10303-11: The EXPRESS Language
Ray Goult, 
ISO 10303-42: Shape representation
Keith Hunten, 
ISO 10303-209: Composite material structure, shape and properties
Norman Swindells, ISO 10303-235: Engineering properties for product design
David Loffredo, 
ISO 10303-238: An Integrated Protocol for NC Machining
Anna MorenoXenia Fiorentini, Roch Bertucat, ISO 10303-239: Product life cycle support
Steven Vettermann, 
ISO 10303-242: 3D Engineering and Beyond
David Leal, ISO 15926: Standard descriptions of process plant
Hiroshi Murayama, 
ISO 13584: Parts Library, IEC Common Data Dictionary and Parcellized Ontology Model for Metadata Integration
Norman Swindells,
 Olof Nyqvist, ISO 13399: Cutting tool data representation and exchange
Norman Swindells, 
ISO 8000-8: The Quality of Information and Data
Links to sources of information on product data technology (February 2014)
Glossary and Acronym
Analytical index
The authors.