Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Michael Pfenning

PLM Consultant, XPLM Solution GmBH, Germany

Michael Pfenning studied industrial engineering at the Institute for Technology in Karlsruhe (KIT), specializing in the optimization of development processes and Product Lifecycle Management. He is a certified Systems Engineer (GfSE) ® level C and works, as part of his dissertation, as a lecturer in  the integration of PLM and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for the Virtual Product Development Department at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern. He plays an active part in the Object Management Group (OMG) on Standards, such as the SysML. In his consultancy role at XPLM, he offers his advice on Systems Engineering and PLM.

Presenting: Aligning PLM, ECAD and ALM to Better Develop Smart Mechatronical Products - 8 Mar 2016, 09:35

Electronics and Software play a fundamental role in modern mechatronic products. Bringing together data from different authoring systems like mechanical CAD, electrical/electronical CAD and Software’s ALM systems is a massive challenge for PLM. Today’s engineering disciplines typically are using isolated IT-tools to author and manage their data but a consistent handling of all relevant product data is needed to ensure the necessary configuration management.

This presentation will give you an insight into troubleshooting the problems of integrating ECAD and ALM with PLM. The case study illustrates successful PLM/BOM management. 

More specifically:

  • ECAD/PLM- Integration
  • Software tool chain and its integration in PLM
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Mechatronics BOM