Plm and Xml White Paper

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  • Topic: XML, Product lifecycle management, XML schema
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  • Published : December 26, 2005
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Open product lifecycle data sharing
using XML
white paper:
PLM XML
The manufacturing industry is demanding unprecedented levels of interoperability between PLM software applications to help accelerate critical business process threads and achieve significant cost savings and time to market advantage. PLM XML from EDS boosts interoperability by defining a set of W3C standard XML schemas and associated services to facilitate open, high-content, product lifecycle data sharing.


PLM XML

Table of contents

Executive summary 1
Vision and objectives 1
PLM XML explained 2
PLM XML schemas 3
PLM XML characteristics 3
PLM XML in action – pipeline,
toolkits and services 4
PLM XML pipeline 4
PLM XML toolkits 5
Data adapters 5
Representation handlers 5
PLM XML in the enterprise 6
PLM XML for interoperability 6
PLM XML for collaboration 7
PLM XML for integration 8
PLM XML and standards 9
Summary 9

Table of figures

Figure 1 : PLM XML vision –
high-content data flow between
application domains 1

Figure 2 : A PLM XML document
fragment 2

Figure 3 : A PLM XML schema
fragment and tree hierarchy 2

Figure 4 : PLM XML services
populate and exploit the PLM
XML pipeline 4

Figure 5 : PLM XML jumpstart
application showing a crankshaft
example 5

Figure 6 : PLM XML facilitating
interoperability between
applications 6

Figure 7 : Flexible PLM XML
payload provides appropriate
levels of detail 7

Figure 8 : PLM XML in support
of enterprise application
integration 8


Interoperability issues within and between organizations using software applications to conceive, develop, engineer, manufacture, and maintain products cost industry billions of dollars annually. Initiatives to improve interoperability in heterogeneous applica- tion environments are therefore of vital importance, and consumers are demanding unprecedented levels of interoperability between PLM software applications to help accelerate critical business process threads, increase ROI, and augment time to market advantage.

Executive summary
Vision and objectives

PLM XML is a set of W3C standard XML
schemas and associated services to facilitate high-content product lifecycle data sharing using XML. EDS already provides
and supports the highly successful representation pipelines which link authors and consumers of the open Parasolid XT solid
model format and the visualization JT
format. To enable broader, flexible interoperability across key PLM applications, PLM XML is designed to bring together
product structure, product information,
part representations and metadata in
a lightweight, Web-friendly standard
format, suitable for transferring high-
content product data across the Internet.

The functional objectives of PLM XML
are to:

• Orchestrate product structure, product
information and geometric representation data in an open, lightweight and extensible form
• Share relevant information through
the product lifecycle by offering a
standardized protocol for data
interoperability
• Integrate collaborative product lifecycle
processes by providing a coherent flow
of data within a heterogeneous application environment
Inventory
management
Concept
Engineering
Product
design
Corporate
EAI backbones
Digital
validation Manufacturing
planning
SRM
Trading
exchange
Procurement
Manufacturing
engineering
Sales
and
distribution CRM
VAN
MRO
Supplier
Trading
exchange
SCM
Warehouse
management
Remote offices
WWW
Supplier
The PLM XML vision aims to meet the
following key objectives:

• Open specification
• Open content, standard W3C XML
schema basis
• Published on www.plmxml-eds.com
• Complementary to existing and
emerging formats and standards
• Supported by PLM XML software
services to facilitate easy implementation
• PLM XML SDK developers...
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