Visual Engineer comes preloaded with over one thousand standard aircraft components ready to be used. All components, equipment, wires, connectors and terminal blocks and their associated attributes are stored in a centralized master database system with immediate drag & drop designer availability.
Looking at the PLM solution that Visual Engineer has pioneered we can easily see the dramatic increase in efficiencies and decrease in errors when compared to the legacy platform in use today by the aviation industry. With Visual Engineer all components, equipment, wires, connectors and terminal blocks and their associated attributes are stored in a centralized database system called the master EEMSTM database.
When an engineer opens up a Visual Engineer drawing they are able to immediately start leveraging the power of the EEMSTM. Visual Engineer comes preloaded with over one thousand standard aircraft components ready to be used. To place a component on a diagram the engineer simply selects the appropriate component from the master database and drags and drops it onto the drawing pallet.
From there the EEMSTM makes a derivative copy of the component behind the scenes, assigns the component a unique identifier and assigns it to the project database. The component on the drawing automatically has all the necessary attributes displayed so the engineer does not need to spend any time manually typing this information in on the drawing or making entries into a log book or a pop-up
As new components are added to the project for the first time they are entered into the master database. The Engineer simply selects “new component” from the EEMSTM and then fills in all the necessary information once. From there a derivative component is automatically assigned to the project while simultaneously being placed on the drawing. This ensures that the component is now available for all other engineers to use in their designs and that the attributes are consistent across all drawings for all projects.
Once the component has been entered into the database, it is forever there completely eliminating duplicate effort that commonly exists in the legacy approach. When an engineer drops a wire onto the drawing pallet the EEMSTM automatically assigns a unique wire number and automatically connects it to the required termination points. If a wire is deleted or modified the EEMSTM system also updates the project database in the background.
This allows the engineer to focus on the engineering aspects of the project and leaves the once tedious and error prone task of item tracking to the EEMSTM. Since any changes to the drawing update the project database and the project database automatically updates the drawings the two are guaranteed to always be consistent and synchronized.
With multiple engineers working across many drawings and components simultaneously, the EEMSTM ensures that everything stays in sync and is up to date, something that AutoCAD (TM) or other generic CAD software simply cannot do. The end result is that the EEMSTM ensures accurate and consistent reports and drawings across the entire project.