EDM CAE Forum: CONTACT presented systems engineering and IoT highlights

6,000 visitors from around the world: The EDM CAE Forum organized by Daimler was a top-class event and provided us with the ideal platform for demonstrating the strengths of CIM Database PLM and CONTACT Elements for IoT.

The EDM CAE Forum, which Daimler AG and its partners hold every two years, provides information about new product development methods and technologies and examines key trends in the automotive industry. The highlights in 2017 were autonomous driving, data analytics and the digital transformation.

In its presentation, CONTACT Software took a look at a bimodal IT architecture based on its open Elements platform. The platform's modules support reliable engineering processes on the one hand and collaboration with partners on the other. And Elements for IoT helps companies implement new, digital business models faster.

If smart products and services are to be created, software developers and simulation engineers must be integrated in the innovation and industrialization process more tightly than before. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) offers options here that are arousing great interest in the industry.

In his speech, Dr. Patrick Müller, PLM Product Manager at CONTACT, presented new methods and tools for interdisciplinary collaboration and showed how requirements, function and logic models can be linked with PLM objects efficiently and in a way that is of practical relevance along the lines of MBSE.

Our conclusion: A high-caliber industry event in tune with the times.



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