Use of an open-source PLM solution to improve teamwork performance in product design courses
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As Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) strategies are getting more and more common worldwide, developing countries have the increasing industrial need of engineers trained on these technologies -- This is motivating academic institutions to tackle this issue by integrating PLM in their curriculums -- This paper describes a pilot implementation of a PLM strategy in a Product Design Project Course at EAFIT University -- The PLM strategy is used to support the development of the design process and teamwork performed by students -- During two consecutive academic periods the course was analyzed, a PLM strategy was prepared and executed, and monitoring was carried out to obtain comparative data on the success of the implementation -- An evaluation was performed on the role this implementations can have in improving drawbacks that usually arise during the development of collaborative design projects amongst students -- Open Source PLM Software was employed to facilitate future application of these tools by the students themselves in their future employments
P. Sanin and R. Mejía-Gutiérrez “Use of an Open-Source PLM solution to improve teamwork performance in product design courses" In proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Methods in Product Design (IMProVe). Venice, Italy. June 15-17, (2011). ISBN 978-887784-328-9.