Cooperation with Consistency
The philosophy of Engineering Base to keep data and graphics in a common model in a database, ensures a singular degree of consistency for the entire vehicle project. Completed by multi-user capability and the control of access rights, the database offers the ideal basis for the cooperation typical of the trade, even beyond single production locations. Because on the one hand the 3-layer architecture enables simultaneous operation directly in a database, but on the other hand asynchronous operation via intelligent data exchange is also possible.
From the description of the components to the handing-over to the production line, Engineering Base offers an absolutely unique consistency. Even the catalog is "intelligent". There not only components and plug data with their symbols are stored; it also includes the rules stipulating which combinations of devices, plugs, leads and contacts may be used. Wizards designed especially for this branch solution fall back on these rules for pro-jecting in order to fully automatically create assignments or to offer intelligent decision support. The strength of Engineering Base Cable becomes evident particularly in the transition from the function-oriented system design to the correctly wired cable diagram: the project engineer can build on precisely the same objects that were defined in the previous planning stage. The support of open interfaces, which are based on the international STEP standard, is just as important for the consistency.