providing a visual representation of a system or product structure

e1ns.aspectsModel-based Engineering.

e1ns.aspects provides a visual representation of a system / product structure for developers. The intuitive and very systematic approach of e1ns.aspects automatically builds the system tree as the basis for all further activities in the product development process.

PLATO e1ns is the web-based Product Innovation Platform for the optimal design of the product development process.

Model-based, visual, consistent, agile, simple, scalable, and globally available.

e1ns.aspectsWork Using a Shared System Representation.

With e1ns.aspects, developers use a visual representation to design a system / product. The intuitive and systematic approach of e1ns.aspects automatically builds the system structure, which is then used as a basis for all further activities in the product development process (PDP).

Different areas can work on a common system representation and extend the system model by adding various aspects. This means the functional, mechanical, electrical, or electronic behavior of the system, for example, are described at a central location that is accessible to everyone.

Transparent development processes, a common understanding of the system, and good cooperation in a network form the basis for fast and economical product development.

  • Different areas work on a common system representation.
  • Up-to-date data is always available.
  • Repeated tasks are avoided, and maintenance is minimized.
Why e1ns.aspects? Your benefits.
Easy to use
  • Simple, intuitive, and in the web browser.
  • The graphic interface displays all elements of a system.
  • Elements are created to build a system or existing elements are simply dragged into the interface and dropped at the desired location.
  • A system can be divided into any number of levels (additional worksheets).
  • Elements are connected if they depend on or have a mutual influence on each other.
  • A connection between elements can have properties (force, signal, ...).
  • Photos and images for the elements are displayed directly.
Aspect-oriented engineering
  • Any view of a system / element can be created to describe its behavior according to various aspects.
  • This means each engineering discipline can have the system representation it needs - mechanical, electronical, etc.
  • The central availability of all aspects simplifies decision processes in development.
  • The common system representation enables and promotes collaboration.
  • A graphic model provides project members with a simple introduction to the architecture of a system.
  • A current standard in systems engineering is used as the working method. SysML (Systems Modeling Language) is a standardized extension of (Unified Modeling Language) for the modeling of complex systems.
  • It can be started immediately, and no training in model development is necessary.
Integration in the product development process (PDP)
  • Modeled structures are automatically converted to a tree view.
  • The directory tree is used as the main product representation to conduct further analyses.
  • The people involved in the project operate based on the structure and provide the specifications (technical / functional specification), risk or hazard analyses, DVP&R's, etc., for example, depending on their area of responsibility.
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Interlinked with other engineering methods

As a central tool for the development, description, and monitoring of a system in the product development phases, e1ns.aspects is interlinked with the other methods available in the PLATO methods toolbox:

  • Requirements Management
  • QFD (Quality Function Deployment)
  • Functional Safety
  • Risk / Hazard Analysis
  • Design Verification
Individual forms for engineering methodsIndividual forms for engineering methods

e1ns.methods provides individual forms for the implementation of engineering methods and analyses for companies in a web application.

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