PDM Interoperability WG PDM Interoperability WG
Last update: February 2013

The objective of the “PDM interoperability” working group is to ensure the coordination and the consistency of all ASD standardisation activities related to “Product Data Management” interoperability. The working group focuses on  meta data associated to product data, including configuration management, change management, ownershipt, etc. This working group is part of the ASD SSG “PLM interoperability” domain. 

 

 

   
The recommendations of the working group cover PDM information interoperability for the full product life cycle, from specifications to maintenance. It covers all the interoperability functions based on open standards, such as:

  • PDM integration between heterogeneous applications (upstream, downstream)
  • PDM communication with the extended enterprise or with the customers,
  • PDM long term archiving and retrieval,
  • PDM data quality,
  • and PDM migration.

The first version of this web page has a limited scope, and will be regularly updated.

Scope

The following figure, based on a generic life cycle of an Aerospace and Defence product, describes the different Product Data Management views with associated information characteristics.


List of use cases

The following table presents the first list of the European A&D use cases to be supported by the international standards for PDM interoperability.

Exchange and migration

ERP Feeding

Draft

Exchange of configured PDM Product structure in the design phase Full exchange with single monolithic file (OEM  <-> Supplier)

Avail.

Exchange of configured PDM Product structure in the design phase Full exchange with fully exploded files (OEM  <-> Supplier)

Avail.

Exchange of configured PDM Product structure in the design phase Partial exchange with single monolithic file (OEM  <-> Supplier)

Avail.

Exchange of configured PDM Product structure in the design phase Partial exchange with fully exploded files (OEM  <-> Supplier)

Avail.

LT Archiving and Retreival

LTA&R of a PDM "As designed" resolved Product Structure

LOTAR

LTA&R of a PDM "As designed" resolved Product Structure with effectivities

LOTAR

Intergration / Sharing

Collaborative ECR-ECO in cooperation mode

Avail.

 Nota: for access to use cases for Long Term Archiving and retrieval, refer to the LOTAR “PDM” WG web page


ASD SSG 5-year vision

The 5-year vision of the ASD SSG "PDM interoperability" working group is based on three principles:

1) PDM interoperability ensured by the availability of use cases, ISO information model, recommended practices and PDM vendors testing.

The operational use of PDM interoperability standards by the A&D industries requires the availability of:

  • Use cases for PDM interoperability, supporting A&D business needs and priorities,
  • International standards for PDM Information models (Cf. principle 2)
  • International and/or European recommended practices based on use cases, detailing the implementation of the ISO PDM information model,
  • Interoperability testing of the standardised PDM interfaces and services of the different PLM vendors, through the participation in the future PDM Implementer Forum.

2) Reliable ISO Information models for Product Data Management interoperability. 

The ASD SSG aims at ensuring the use of a PDM information model covering the full product life cycle. The ASD SSG recommends the choice of a limited number of core harmonised ISO 10303 Application Protocols, having interdependencies properly specified and managed through the time. As a result: 

  • The ASD SSG has supported the convergence of STEP AP 203 and AP 214 in AP 242.
  • The ASD SSG supports the PDM harmonisation of STEP AP 242 BO Model and STEP AP 239 PSM.

Planned operational use of ISO standards for PDM interoperability and long term archiving:

   Status: February 2013

Short Term
2012-2014

Mid/Long term
2014-2016+

  Exchange - Migration

 STEP AP 214 ed3
 STEP AP 203 ed2
 STEP AP 239 ed1

 STEP AP 239 PLCS
STEP AP 242

  LT Archiving & Retrieval

 STEP AP 214 ed3

 STEP AP 239 PLCS
STEP AP 242 (N1)
 

 

N1: Harmonisation of PDM data model of STEP AP 239 PSM and AP 242 BO model.

 

3) Contribution to the development and use of the NAS / EN 9300 2XX family, for  Long Term Archiving and Retrieval of Product Management Data and contribution to the part 02X for LTA&R of Metadata for Archival Package.

 The LOTAR standard defines Process, use cases, validation and verification rules for long term archiving and retrieval of PDM information.

 LOTAR part

Title

Ballot date

200

Common concepts for Long term archiving and retrieval of product structure information

2013 (ballot)

210

Product Management Data in an “as designed” view

2013 TBC

220

Product Management Data in an “as planned” view

 TBD

230

Product Management Data in an “as delivered/ maintained” view

 

240

Product Management Data “In-development” (including preliminary design review, critical design review, FAI, etc.)

 

250

Change documentation

 

Access to the LOTAR PDM WG webpage : http://www.lotar-international.org/lotar-workgroups/pdm.html

Access to the LOTAR Metadata for AP WG webpage : http://www.lotar-international.org/lotar-workgroups/metadata-for-archival-package.html

Related standardisation projects

Standard / Specification

  Date  

  SSG Blip

ISO 14721 OAIS “Open Archive Information System”

  

ISO 10303 STEP AP 203 ed2 “Configuration controlled 3D designs of mechanical parts and assemblies”

2008 

link

ISO 10303 STEP AP 214 ed3 “Core data for automotive mechanical design processes”

2007

link

ISO 10303 STEP AP 239 “Product Life Cycle Support”

2012

link

ISO 10303 STEP AP 242 ed1 “Managed Model-Based 3D Engineering”

2013

link

NAS / EN9300 2XX "LT archiving & retrieval of Product Management Data"

2014

link

OMG PLM services based on STEP AP 214

  

VDA 4956-V2: Product data exchange – part 1: Assembly Data Exchange

  

 

Related PDM recommended practices

  • Link to PDM IF (In preparation)
  • Link to PLCS IF
  • Technical Data Package Message recommended practice
  • PDM schema Usage Guide v4.3 (AP 203 and AP 214)