Tools and Data management
Today, only 3D tools (CATIA V5) are used for the entire process of developing aircraft structures. But the tools not only need to support the design and modelling of the individual components. The context in which these components are deployed must also be available in the most recent version at all times in the form of a database-driven digital mock-up (DMU). Any changes made must be traceable at all times, and Production, the customer and the certification authority must know with certainty which version of the component is to be installed in which aircraft.