The use of early design tools in engineering processes : a comparative case study
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Nowadays, product design is increasingly complex: not only must it answer customer needs through complex functions; it must also ensure traceability throughout the design process, keeping in mind that standards and stringent regulations must be complied with. Faced with new challenges, engineering practices have evolved to allow stakeholders to be able to manage projects in new work environments, especially during the early stages of design. After presenting a state of the art of early design tools used in product design and their integration in PLM context, we compare class diagrams for two of them : TDC software (Knowllence©) and RFLP module of CATIA V6 (Dassault Systems©). Then, our paper presents an experiment focusing on these tools, which aims to assess their usability, to evaluate and compare them. Users can raise issues, take note of which functionalities are appreciated, and provide qualitative feedback. We analyze the results obtained in this experiment and propose a comparison based on four topics: learnability, satisfaction of users, efficiency and error correction. Finally, we present some links between class diagrams and usability of the tools.
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