Annotation in product lifecycle management: a review of approaches

Chunlei Li, Christopher McMahon, Linda Newnes

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In many engineering fields, a great deal of development is based on information processing, in particular the storing, retrieving, interpretation, and re-use of existing data. To be more competitive, the fast developing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems are widely deployed by large scale enterprises. In order to improve the efficiency of data management and communication, annotation technology is considered as a promising approach to aid collaboration between design teams in concurrent design and to aid various needs during the entire product lifecycle. In this paper, a classification of approaches to annotation based on an investigation of the state-of-the-art is presented. Cases are used to illustrate how these approaches aid different phases of the product life cycle. Finally, future challenges in the use of annotation in engineering are discussed. Through this research, the contribution of the use of annotation is demonstrated, and further research work is proposed based on the findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-3856-3
ISBN (Print)9780791848999
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Design - San Diego, USA United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20092 Sept 2009


ConferenceInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Design
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySan Diego


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