The Concurrent Design methodology promotes the collaboration between multidisciplinary teams, facilitating the agreement and interchange between the different parties involved. The methodology also helps to streamline the design process by integrating and meeting the final customer requirements from the very beginning. This allows the engineering design team to have a comprehensive method of all lifecycle perspective from the start which helps to identify the trends that might later invalidate the design of a system or product.
The Concurrent Design Platform (CDP)™ is an internet enabled distributed software providing the required integrated design and modelling capabilities to support a multidisciplinary team in the execution of Concurrent Design activities. Designed by RHEA Group’s Concurrent Design engineers, the tool offers a fully scalable and customizable platform where the different teams can create and share up-to-date design information in collaboration with the final customer.
1. Reduce design time, production costs, lead time, and time to market
The CDP™ brings multidisciplinary teams together to include all life cycle perspectives from the start, reducing the number of changes during later design phases. This means less time and costs required to bring a product or system to the market.
2. Increase customer satisfaction
The CDP™ offers the team the possibility to create a structured list of user requirements together with the customer, and to continuously monitor the status of the design and evaluate it against those requirements. This supports the customer to take a decision on the most promising solution direction for the project.
3. Facilitate decision-making and risk management processes
The CDP™ provides an overview of the Concurrent Design activity information on all levels for all team members and supports the exchange of design data, the assessment of the various design solutions and the monitoring of the progress of the design work.
4. Increase employee efficiency
Engaging and managing the multidisciplinary team during the design activity is one of the biggest challenges when applying the Concurrent Design methodology. The CDP™ enables the users to define different roles and tasks within the team according to the needs of the organization or project.
5. Increase design control and audit trail
The CDP™ Document Management System allows users to control the flow of information exchange, and to store and manage additional sources of design information and data.