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Multidisciplinary (MD) Collaboration

multidisciplineAll modern products are really “systems” when you consider that their engineering is complex, they are multidisciplinary when interacting with their operating environment, and that it takes teams of people to bring them to the market.  When teams are involved, communication and collaboration is both the “glue” and the “grease” – glue to keep people working together by joining their workflow and data streams, and grease to streamline the processes involved and eliminate the “friction” that slows things down.  Comet’s SimApp Authoring Workspace, leveraging the Abstract Engineering Model (AEM™), helps all of the stakeholders in product engineering to work together more effectively, while reducing the manual errors that occur often today.


  • For simulation experts, Comet helps them to increase the value they deliver by capturing expertise in templates to deploy to others using SimApps™.
  • For systems engineers and team leaders, Comet helps them by providing a simple, summary view of the overall system status and performance in a dashboard, along a program or project’s timeline, and to help answer the “what if” questions that their unique system level perspective inspires.
  • And for chief engineers and program managers, Comet streamlines the design review process by putting all the important information in one environment that can be reviewed and analyzed in real-time and interactively. Furthermore, Comet’s adaptors to PLM systems (such as Siemens’ Teamcenter) allow the templates to export consistent global data from the PLM data management backbone and insert data back into the PLM system, helping to manage a consistent and timely trace of all the simulation data in a project.

When Comet is used, the entire team benefits by communicating and sharing simulation data more frequently and effectively, exchanging simulation data in a consistent, tool-independent form, and enabling all team members to consider how their individual contributions affect, and are affected by, other parts of the system.  The net result is better communication, fewer misunderstandings, and far less rework.