Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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151-0314-00L  Information Technologies in the Digital Product

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersE. Zwicker, R. Montau
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractObjectives, Concepts and Methods of Digitalization, Digital Product and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Digital Product Fundamentals: Product Structures, Optimization of Development- and Engineering Processes, Utilization of digital models in Sales, Production, Service for Industry 4.0 Strategies
PLM Fundamentals: Objects, Structures, Processes, Integrations, Visualization
Best Practices
ObjectiveStudents learn the basics and concepts of Digitalization along the product creation process on the foundation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technologies, the usage of databases, the integration of CAx systems and Visualization, the configuration of computer-based collaboration leveraging standards and protocols as well as variant and configuration management to enable an efficient utilization of the digital product approach in industry 4.0.
ContentPossibilities and potential of modern IT applications with focus on CAx and PLM technologies for targeted utilization in the context of product platform - business processes - IT tools. Introduction to the concepts of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): information modeling, data management, revision, usage and distribution of product data. Structure and functional principles of PLM systems. Integration of new IT technologies in business processes. Possibilities of publication and automatic configuration of product variants on the Internet. Using state-of-the-art information and communication technologies to develop products globally across distributed locations. Interfaces in computer-integrated product development. Selection, configuration, adaptation and introduction of PLM systems. Examples and case studies for industrial usage of modern information technologies.

Learning modules:
- Introduction to Digitalization (Digital Product, PLM technology)
- Database technology (foundation of digitalization)
- Object Management
- Object Classification
- Object identification with Part Numbering Systems
- CAx/PLM integration with Visualization/AR
- Workflow & Change Management
- Interfaces of the Digital Product
- Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Lecture notesDidactic concept / learning materials:
The course consists of lectures and exercises based on practical examples.
Provision of lecture handouts and script digitally in Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: None
Recommended: Fokus-Project, interest in Digitalization
Lecture appropriate for D-MAVT, D-MTEC and D-INF

Testat/ Credit Requirements / Exam:
- Successful execution of exercises in teams
- Oral exam 30 minutes, based on concrete problem cases