Methodology and Computer-Aided Tools - A Powerful Interaction for Product Development

  • H. Meerkamm
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Abstract

The fundamental bases of modern product development are elements and systems, design methods and computer-aided tools. The interaction between methodology and computer support, mastered by competent engineers, can help to meet the challenges of future product development. The adaptation of existing methods and the creation of new ones that focus on interaction with computer-supported tools are a necessary and important part of design methodology. Methods that can help use the increasing power and capacity of future computers and allow a holistic view on the complete process of product realization are demanded. This paper describes the potential arising from an effective and powerful interaction between methods and tools. More support in decision-making is needed within the process of product development. Solutions based on an interaction between methods and CAx tools can provide powerful assistance to engineers in this field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Meerkamm
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  1. 1.Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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