Course 2: Introduction to Product Data and Configuration Management in PLM Environments

Course 2 starts February 24, 2015. Click here to register!

Course 2 Description:

The goal of this course is for students to understand the methodologies and application of change management and relational 3D CAD product design within the confines of a Product Data Management (PDM) system in PLM environments. This course extends the concepts of the of virtual product design to a concurrent engineering environment and incorporating PDM databases in the lifecycle of products. The course will emphasize PLM as a strategic business initiative and will introduce students to the importance of the appropriate application of a PDM tool  in a PLM environment.

Course 2 Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of PLM concepts, particularly product data management, change management, workflows and configurations
  • Demonstrate literacy in the application of a PDM tool to support product development processes.

Course 2 Topics Include:

  • Product Data Management
  • Change Management
  • Product Structure Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Product Definition
  • Introduction to Workflows
  • People, Organization, and Security

The next Course 2 starts February 24, 2015! Click here to register!

NEW Course Format!

The course format has been redesigned based on participant feedback from previous cohorts. More activities are done offline – at your own pace as class prep work. Then we get together in a virtual classroom for group discussions once a week. This allows us to combine the strengths of online, synchronous, asynchronous, conferencing and virtual computer technologies to deliver a more meaningful learning experience.

Prep Work:

Lecture Videos - View the lecture video(s) for the week.
Lab and Lab Handout - Refer to lab handout as you complete the lab using your virtual computer environment.
Reading - Read the assigned article or case study.
Discussion Forum - Contribute to the discussion forum by commenting on the lecture and reading.

Virtual Classroom:

Group Discussion
One-on-one lab help