DigiTain: Funding project for the collaborative development of processes, methods and models for fully digital product development and certification

The DigiTain (Digitalization for Sustainability) research project is running at full speed. The aim is to design and implement processes, methods and models for the fully digital development of sustainable electric drive architectures.

The overall project consortium met for the third time in early 2024, this time in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. XPLM focused on the further development of the PLM system model for the management of simulation processes and data in Aras Innovator.

Since the TU Dresden, represented by the Chair of Virtual Product Development (VPE), has always relied on Aras Innovator as a PLM system, it is important to:

  1. configure or extend Aras' own simulation module to meet DigiTain requirements.
  2. to implement the XPLM direct integrations in Aras Innovator for SolidWorks and NX at the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at TU Dresden.

As soon as the first data management tests on the example model "bending beam" and its simulation data have been successfully completed, all project partners will be given access to the system and receive training.

Another item on the meeting's agenda was to set up a demo environment for the integrated system modeling tool Enterprise Architect (EA) in Aras Innovator. This makes it possible to link the individual elements of the model for the sustainable electric drive with the development artifacts.

Tip: As the topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly important, we will be presenting our concept for providing data for sustainable product development at this year's EEE2024 Entwerfen Entwickeln Erleben in Dresden. This enables developers to significantly influence the degree of sustainability right from the start of the product development process, for example when selecting materials. As they need information from different sources to make decisions, we show how they can overcome these system boundaries.

About XPLM

XPLM is an industry leading provider of open, vendor independent connectivity solutions. The core competence of the company, founded in 2005, is to connect people, systems, and processes. With its unique portfolio, XPLM enables its customers to share all information generated by an interdisciplinary product development across the boundaries of systems and organizations in an end-to-end manner. Integrating and federating technical data, these solutions mean faster time to market at reduced innovation costs and thus, a rapid ROI.