CDP 4 User Manual

Manage Engineering Models

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Introduction

The main design activities in a Concurrent Design study are performed by the design team within the frame of an Engineering Model. These are defined by an Engineering Model Setup. This section describes the basic actions on how to create and manage an engineering model.

More information is given in the related topics of develop engineering models, and how combinations of Model Kinds and Study Phases can be typically used in engineering models.

Manage Engineering Models

Open the Engineering Model browser by selecting the Models img icon in the Directory tab. This will show all the available engineering models the user is allowed to see according to the permissions, depending on the setup of the Person Role and the engineering models to which the user is assigned.

Engineering models can be of the following Model Kind1:

Engineering model setups are given with a Name and the applicable Study Phase in the column under the header Description, with possible choices2:

Engineering models can be expanded using the triangular arrow img icon to show the Participants and Iterations, each in a separate folder.

The Participants are given with the Name, Description and Role. In the description column, the Organization and Domain of Expertise are provided. In the folder of the Iterations, a listing is given of the available iterations.

A description of the available functionalities is given below. Next to these it is possible to use the generic functionality using the Search img and Help img icons. To make sure the latest data is shown in the browser, it is always possible to refresh it using the Refresh img icon.

Create Engineering Model Setup

To create a new engineering model, select the Create Engineering Model Setup img icon or in the context menu select Create an Engineering Model Setup.

On the Basic tab, provide the mandatory fields for Name and Short Name.

A Model Kind and Study Phase will have to be provided as well. These are preselected as Study Model in Preparation Phase, which will be applicable in most cases. For other choices, see the more detailed description of study phases, but mainly of model kinds.

Furthermore, it is required to provide the Site RDL, see the [management and usage of RDLs.

This will create a new engineering model with default settings and contenct, which will be mostly empty, i.e. the model is not based on an existing engineering model with predefined sets of design data already available.

Alternatively, it is possible to create a new engineering model on an existing engineering model, either another Study Model, or a Template Model, see the description of model kinds. This is done by selecting the applicable engineering model in the field of Source Model. If a source model has been selected, the new engineering model will be automatically created in the Site RDL of this source model due to the required RDL dependencies.

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Notes on new Engineering Model

The person that has created a new engineering model setup is automatically assigned to it as a participant, in the Participant Role of Model Administrator. This person can then continue the steps for the development of an engineering model.

Further participants can be assigned in a required role in creating the team, see the more detailed description there. It is also possible to transfer this by assigning another participant as the role of Model Administrator, see the description of the development of an engineering model for this as well. Please note that an engineering model requires at least 1 participant.

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Additionally, next steps will involve the content creation of the actual data model, e.g. the domains that are needed in the design, Element Definitions and Element Usages with their associated parameters, setup of options etc. For this, see the more detailed description on the development of engineering models.

A new engineering model created without a source model automatically contains one iteration, iteration_1, and no options. It will also contain only one active Domain of Expertise, namely the default domain of the person that created the engineering model. Otherwide, the initial content and available information in the new engineering model is determined by the chosen source model. The new model will be a full copy of the source model, including all the design information, such as the active domains, iterations, element definitions and element usages, subscriptions, values for parameters etc.

For more details, see the description on how combinations of Model Kinds and Study Phases can be typically used in engineering models.

Edit Engineering Model Setup

To edit an engineering model setup, select the Edit Engineering Model Setup img icon or in the context menu select Edit. It is possible to edit most of the available fields on the Basic tab. In the case of engineering models, these are Name, Short Name, Model Kind and Study Phase. For details on the impact of changes, see the detailed descriptions of the Model Kind and Study Phase, and how combinations of Model Kinds and Study Phases can be typically used in engineering models.

It is not possible to edit the Source Model and the Site RDL.

After making the required changes, click Ok.

The browsers in the CDP™ Client of the user that performed the editing action will be updated immediately. Other CDP™ Clients will be updated with a refresh.

The Advanced tab provides information that may be useful mostly to CDP™ database administrators. Given are the UniqueID and the Revision Number.

Inspect Engineering Model Setup

To inspect an engineering model setup, select the Inspect Engineering Model Setup img icon or in the context menu select Inspect. In the Inspect modal dialog, all the details can be seen on the Basic tab.

The Advanced tab provides information that may be useful mostly to CDP™ database administrators. Given are the UniqueID and the Revision Number.

Delete Engineering Model Setup

To delete an engineering model, select the Delete Engineering Model Setup img icon or in the context menu select Delete. Most items from the CDP™ are never completely deleted, but they are marked as Deprecated. This Deprecated status is an indication to users that it should not be used anymore. Engineering Models are an exception to this. When an engineering model is deleted from the CDP™ database, it will actually be removed from the data that is stored in the CDP™ database from that point onwards.

Export Engineering Models

To export engineering models, select the Export Engineering Model Setup img icon.

Related Topics


  1. Source ECSS-E-TM-10-25-Annex-A, v2.4.1, ToC Reference Manual, section 3.4 

  2. Source ECSS-E-TM-10-25-Annex-A, v2.4.1, ToC Reference Manual, section 3.14 

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