The Impact of Software Engineering in the Development of CIM Systems
Software engineering paradigms, models, methods and tools can have a strong impact on the development of CIM systems, especially for production activity control.
This paper illustrates the results of an experimentation undertaken by a research group in Fiat Auto regarding the application of advanced software engineering approaches and CASE tools to the design and testing of manufacturing and assembly systems of car components. Such experimentation has been carried out using the PROTOB methodology and the Artifex CASE tool, which support the operational software life cycle and the object oriented approach and offer advanced features of automatic code generation in a distributed environment.
KeywordsAssembly Plant Case Tool Input Place Output Place Plant Layout
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