iDea Next Level Proof of Concept

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iDea Next Level Proof of Concept

Post by Henk-Jan Scholman » 05 Dec 2017, 18:37

This is a project to investigate if the Merkato product configurator software can be used to built an engineering configurator. This would give us a tool to define engineering rules and product structure hidden by a Graphical User Interface. Its output can be used to feed (E)CAD systems and generate design documents (like wiring diagrams, software code or 3D mechanical models).

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Re: iDea Next Level Proof of Concept

Post by Henk-Jan Scholman » 23 Apr 2018, 09:44

Progress is slow but sure.

Work Brake Down structure / mindmap showing features (use cases) in pink and tasks in yellow:
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Screenshot of configurator. Left side is where you can build a system structure through multiple aspects (in line with 81346): functional, electrical product, mechanical product, software product, location.

Here's where you can define the system: what customer standard to use, what structures (aspects) to enable
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Here's how a a drive configuration could look like (the options presented depend on the variants that are supported by the customer standard)
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This is how the template of that configuration looks like (this is only for the programmer of the configurator to be seen)
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Re: iDea Next Level Proof of Concept

Post by Henk-Jan Scholman » 23 Apr 2018, 09:53

This diagram shows how options in the user interface relate to variants in wiring diagrams:

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We target at EPLAN and CEE Electrical as first ECAD platforms to interface with iDea.

But it can be combined with any engineering software that is open to data exchange.


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