Improve product performance by accounting for all domains, conditions, sub-systems and interface definitions in a single systems architecture
From cars to cell phones to airplanes to wind turbines, the most complex part of product design is managing the interaction of integrated mechanical, electronics and software components. In considering a whole product system, however, it’s not just the design components that you need to factor in – you also need to consider the conditions a product will operate in, the disposability of a product, operator safety, the risk of warranty claims…. The list goes on and on.
To help you approach your product as a whole system, Teamcenter provides a collaborative, closed-loop, model-based systems engineering environment within our product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. You can use system architecture, system modeling, system simulation and requirements management tools tied to the rest of your company’s product and process knowledge, so you can fully understand your products as cross-domain systems. You can mitigate the risks of failure at the point of integration across domains and sub-systems by accounting for all factors and interface definitions in a single systems architecture. The Teamcenter systems engineering solution can help you deliver products that are compliant, reliable and profitable.
Establish a Systems Architecture
Today’s complex products consist of multiple sub-systems enabled by components from multiple design domains, including MCAD, ECAD and software. That’s why it’s more important than ever for you to define, refine and understand the system architecture and capture the decisions being made across design domains. With the Teamcenter architecture modeler, you can take a model-based systems engineering approach to your product line development processes. You can easily define, model and navigate the systems architecture, as well as create interface connections, establish relationships, set up baselines and define product line variants.
Predict Performance with Model-based Systems Engineering
The Teamcenter systems engineering solution includes capabilities for architectural model definition as well as the use and management of intelligent models for 1D/3D multi-domain and multi-physics simulation. You can quickly and accurately find, associate, and re-use the models and product line configurations you need to investigate and validate design alternatives against product requirements and performance targets. By assembling predefined and validated components from different domain libraries, you can create the intelligent multi-domain/multi-physics simulation models needed to analyze design options. This early model generation and simulation allows your product line, design and engineering teams to intelligently predict and balance the product’s performance according to various attributes and targets before committing to expensive and time-consuming prototyping and testing.
Define, Navigate and Re-use System Interfaces
While creating the architecture objects in the Teamcenter systems engineering solution, you can also establish the interface definitions and subsystem relationships you need to guide various types of simulation, which is especially critical for product line engineering. You can quickly view, navigate and investigate these systems architecture objects and relationships using the map-like legend interface. By managing these interfaces and relationships across multiple product configurations, you can re-use subsystems and their interfaces, continuously verify implementation, intelligently assess the impact of change, and make more informed product line engineering decisions.