The Role of Document and Data Management within the Engineering Industry
An explosion in the volume of information and the speed with which it has to be handled by engineering organisations have fuelled the rapid growth of a new subject — Engineering Data Management or EDM. Although many large companies are introducing such systems, the subject has not yet become academically respectable. The paper covers the reasons for EDM development and the state of the art followed by some examples of typical applications. Some pointers to future development are given.
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