Collaborative concurrent engineering in PCB design is much less common and usually enabled by tool capabilities.
Let's examine how concurrent engineering can be applied in a couple of areas of PCB design, namely schematic design and PCB layout.
This is where concurrent engineering is enabled by the tool's capabilities.
The only way to achieve concurrent engineering with tools designed for a single user is to somehow turn the problem into one of independent concurrent engineering.
The biggest benefit of collaborative concurrent engineering is the ability to accelerate schedules (and to claw back a slipped schedule).
It is important to remember that concurrent engineering is not a product - it's a process.
History has shown that a concurrent engineering environment can flourish and prosper without the aid of a single computer.
Today, however, it is not defense imperatives but market imperatives that are raising the question of concurrent engineering for most manufacturers.
Though CAD/CAM is not implicit in the concept or implementation of concurrent engineering, the recent renaissance of concurrent engineering has much to do with the evolution of CIM over the last two decades.
The first step in implementing a concurrent engineering strategy is internal review.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with the DELMIA team and take concurrent engineering
further for the benefits of our customers.
Increased global worksharing performance makes SmartPlant 3D even more useful in supporting worldwide concurrent engineering
and interference detection.