The story of the PLCS standard - Why PLCS is a good fit for the MBE and the MBEE (Model Based Extended Enterprise) and Systems Lifecycle ...

 
The story of the PLCS standard - Why PLCS is a good fit for the MBE and the MBEE (Model Based Extended Enterprise) and Systems Lifecycle ...
The story of the PLCS standard.
Why PLCS is a good fit for the MBE and the MBEE (Model Based Extended
Enterprise) and Systems Lifecycle Management and where it is in use
Nigel Shaw

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Introduction
• Nigel Shaw
 • Managing Director for Eurostep Limited since 1995
 • Chair of ISO TC184 SC4 Editing committee for STEP (ISO 10303) first release
 • Lead modeller for the NATO CALS Data Model
 • Technical Lead for PLCS, Inc.
 • And more…

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What is PLCS?

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Boeing’s Standards Radar Chart

                                 PLCS

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Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS) ISO 10303-239
                      • A joint industry and government initiative to
                        accelerate development of new standards for
                        product support information
                      • An international project to produce an
                        approved ISO standard within 4 years
                          • Commenced November 1999
                          • PLCS, Inc. closed down late 2004
                          • Standard published by ISO in 2005
                          • Edition 2 published in 2012

                      • PLCS will ensure support information is
                        aligned to the evolving product definition over
                        the entire life cycle
                      • PLCS extends ISO 10303 STEP - the STandard
                        for Exchange of Product model data

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Before PLCS there was the AECMA standards and …

The STEP standard                The NATO effort
Started 1984                     to combine scopes
First release of                 of S1000D, S2000M
12 parts late 1994               and 1388/00-60

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Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS)
Membership – Nov 2002
       Finnish
       Defence
       Forces

                                       Each member
                                       provided both
                                       funding and
                                       expert effort

                 Supported by:   and

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The Key Business Problem
  How to keep the information needed to operate and maintain a
 product aligned with the changing product over its life cycle in a
 heterogeneous organization, process and system environment?

 Product Definition             Product          Transportation
    Information
                                                   Consumables
  Maintenance
   Schedules
                           Feedback                   Software
         Tools
                                                     Spares
            Test
          Equipment                              Training

                   Support            Storage
                   Facilities       Requirements

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Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS)                                                      Commentary:
                                                                                       This slide was created
Inputs to the Initiative                                                               early in the
                                                    POSC/                              development of PLCS.
                                                    Caesar                             The set of input
                                     Mil Spec                  Def Stan                standards goes
                                     CM2549                     00-60                  beyond ILS
                             AP208

                                                      ISO                     PLCS
             Mil Spec   FMV                        TC184/SC4               ISO 10303
              1388      CTG2                        WG3/T8                   AP239
                                                      PWI
     STEP
                          NATO
                          Pilot
                         NCDM
 AP203      AP214       Project #1
                                        ATA                    AP 233
                                     Effectivity     PDM
                                                                              PLIB
                                                    Schema
                                                                    ISO
                AECMA                                              15288
                1000D                              OMG
                2000M
                                                                           + Others

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PLCS deliverables
• ISO 10303-239 edition 1   • DEXlib containing:
  containing:                • Example DEX
 • Data Model                • Reference data
                             • Autogenerated XML schemas (per ISO 10303-28)

 • Activity Model

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A potted history of PLCS
What has happened since 2005?

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PLCS key developments

                      PLCS Technical Committee

                                                     PLCSlib                  PLCS V 1.0
                       Concerns over file size,
                                                      Uses SysML
                                                  to define mappings   Committee Specification 01
                            xml schema
                        complexity, EXPRESS            Into DEXs
                           as a language

                                                        PLCS
                                                    Concept Model       Systems                     STEP future architecture

    DEXlib                       ASD DEXs                              Engineering
                                                         PLCS          ISO 10303-233: 2012
                                                   Platform Specific
                                                     Model (PSM)                               AP239e3 activity
                                                       In SysML
ISO 10303-239: 2005                                 + XML Schema        ISO 10303-239: 2012                                      ISO 10303-239: 2019

    2005                                             2010                                       2015

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00-60                                                     00-600
                              GEIA 0007                                                   GEIA 0007b
                                                          ASD S3000L 1.0                 ASD S3000L 1.1 ASD S5000F
1388                                                                                                    SX000i 1.0
                              PLCS Technical Committee

                                                             PLCSlib                  PLCS V 1.0
                               Concerns over file size,
                                                              Uses SysML
                                                          to define mappings   Committee Specification 01
                                    xml schema
                                complexity, EXPRESS            Into DEXs
                                   as a language

                                                                PLCS
                                                            Concept Model       Systems                     STEP future architecture

            DEXlib                       ASD DEXs                              Engineering
                                                                 PLCS          ISO 10303-233: 2012
                                                           Platform Specific
                                                             Model (PSM)                               AP239e3 activity
                                                               In SysML
        ISO 10303-239: 2005                                 + XML Schema        ISO 10303-239: 2012                                      ISO 10303-239: 2019

            2005                                             2010                                       2015

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PLCSlib - see http://www.plcs.org/plcslib/plcslib/
 • Like DEXlib but driven from SysML models         • PLCS PSM
 • Starting point was translation into SysML from    • Decided to create a single XML schema
   Express                                            • Contrast with one per DEX
 • Some model revision to make implementation        • Works with current XML tools
   easier
                                                     • Much smaller file sizes
 • Initial harmonization with AP242 performed
                                                     • Greater use of encapsulation
 • Support for DEX definition using SysML with
   computer sensible mappings described via
   parametric diagrams
 • Tools ensure conformance to the underlying
   model
 • More help and background information
 • Snap shot of PLCSlib published as the OASIS
   PLCS TC Committee specification

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Business cases
Why use PLCS now?

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There are many potential business cases for using PLCS
• Standard information interfaces for contracting

• Maintaining an Assured Product and Support Information set

• Information integration/linking across disciplines/areas/tools

• Digital Thread (including Digital Twins)

• Collaboration Hub core model (Eurostep)

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Standard information interfaces for contracting
• The problem scenario:                                       • The objective
 • Defence systems come with their own IT                      • Suppliers use an information delivery
                                                                 mechanism defined on the basis of a standard
 • Data needed for operations is locked into that
   IT                                                          • All suppliers of equivalent systems are treated
  • And may never be available for Defence organization use      the same and subject to the same contracted
                                                                 requirements
 • Each system supplier has their own approach
                                                               • Data delivered from suppliers can be imported
 • Each supplier contract is unique and there is                 via a single mechanism
   little or no commonality between suppliers
                                                               • No system specific IT is needed
                                                               • The same mechanisms can be used to supply
                                                                 data from the Defence Organization to its
                                                                 suppliers

  This is the approach being taken by Sweden’s FMV and France’s DGA, using PLCS DEXs to contract.
               It has also been used between Norway’s NDLO and BAE Systems Hagglunds.

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Généralisation de PENCIL & intégration dans SIM@T

                                                                                              CHORUS                  MINEFI
                                                    NSPA           COMMIT
                                                                                                                                                          Logiciels
                                                                                                       Finances
                                                                                                                                      STOCKEURS           pilotage
                                                                                Pièces                 Patrimoine      Ordres de
                                                                                disponibles                            magasinage
                                               SACRAL                                                                                                     SILCENT
                                    CIMD                                                                              Localisation              CFT
                                               SOPRANO                 NNO                                                                                 SAGEE
                                                                                                                      Optimisation des parcs

                                                               Disponibilité                                               Référentiel des
                                    EMA        CHEOPS          Consommation de                                             personnels           DRHAT    CONCERTO
                                                               potentiels
                                                                     Données                                                Dispositif
                                                                     de référence                                           organique
                                    SIOC        SICS                                                                                            EMAT      CREDO

                                                 Commandes                                                                     CR IT, Commandes
                                                     .dat
                                                                                              PEN        CIL                   Relevé de potentiels
                                                                                                                               Assistance technique
                                                                                                                                               .doc
                                                                      CR IT, Commandes                               CR IT, Commandes
                                                                      Relevé de potentiels                           Relevé de potentiels
                                     LECLERC                                                                         Assistance technique
                                                                         .xls
                                                                                                                               .doc
                                                                                                                                                         VHM

                                                                                                                                               PPT
                                                            VBCI
                                                                                              CAESAR

MINISTÈRE DE LA DÉFENSE
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Maintaining an Assured Product and Support Information set
• This is exactly in line with the
  original problem statement:
How to keep the information needed
to operate and maintain a product
aligned with the changing product
over its life cycle in a heterogeneous
organization, process and system
environment?

                                                   Eurostep have an active project concerning Naval
• Assured Product and Support Information (APSI)   Ships
  is a term defined in the PLCS Activity Model
                                                   BAE Systems have also implemented PLCS (by
                                                   autogeneration) for their Titanium system

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Information integration/linking across disciplines/areas/tools
                  Require         Make            Support
                                                                Relationships that
Mainteneance

                                                                cross over between
Supplier

                                                                data sets of systems
                                                                are shown as
                                                                By holding data within
Supplier

                                                                the PLCS model we can
System

                                                                instantiate and use such
                                                                relationships for tracing
                                                                and change management
  User

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What is the Digital Thread
• The digital thread refers to the communication framework that allows
  a connected data flow and integrated view of the asset’s data
  throughout its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional
  perspectives.

• The digital twin refers to a digital model of a particular asset that
  includes design specifications and engineering models describing its
  geometry, materials, components and behavior. More important, it also
  includes the as-built and operational data unique to the specific
  physical asset that it represents.
 • For example, for an aircraft, the digital twin would be identified to the physical product unit
   identifier which is referred to as the tail number. The data in the digital twin of an aircraft
   includes things like specific geometry extracted from aircraft 3D models, aerodynamic
   models, engineering changes cut in during the production cycle, material properties,
   inspection, operation and maintenance data, aerodynamic models, and any deviations from
   the original design specifications approved due to issues and work-arounds on the specific
   product unit.

 Taken from: http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/demystifying-digital-thread-and-digital-twin-concepts

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PLCS Objective – Digital thread through the life cycle

    The Key Business Problem:           , simulate
                                            , manufacture
    How to keep the information needed to operate and maintain a
                                                   V
    product aligned with the changing product over its life cycle?

     Product Definition               Product      Transportation

  including modelsISO           10303-239
        Information                  in Focus
                                                        Consumables
      Maintenance
     for MB(S)E
       Schedules
                                Feedback                 Software

             Tools
                                                         Spares
                Test
              Equipment                             Training

                        Support            Storage
                        Facilities       Requirements

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Needed for a Digital Thread
• Distinguish between designs and actuals (individuals).
• Different BOM views (such as as-designed, as-manufactured and as-
  maintained) of a product, including the actuals, and link/trace between them.
• Different breakdown views (such as physical and functional breakdowns) of a
  product and link between them and to different BOM views.
• Different properties and record their values over time or against different
  views.
• Requirements, their allocation, tracing, Verification and Validation.
• Recording of processes and other actions applied to the product (or done by
  the product).
• Handling subsidiary products such as tools and equipment and their use and
  properties.
• Associated documents and other information, such as CAD and simulation
  models, related to the product and any subsidiary products.
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Already included in the PLCS model
✓Distinguish between designs and actuals (individuals).
✓Different BOM views (such as as-designed, as-manufactured and as-
 maintained) of a product, including the actuals, and link/trace between them.
✓Different breakdown views (such as physical and functional breakdowns) of a
 product and link between them and to different BOM views.
✓Different properties and record their values over time or against different
 views.
✓Requirements, their allocation, tracing, Verification and Validation.
✓Recording of processes and other actions applied to the product (or done by
 the product).
✓Handling subsidiary products such as tools and equipment and their use and
 properties.
✓Associated documents and other information, such as CAD and simulation
 models, related to the product and any subsidiary products.
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PLCS DEX CASE STUDY
Business Benefits and Promises applying
a Model Based Engineering environment
with data and information in focus
Internal & External Information Management
 - an operational view

Mats E Nilsson
Head of Technical Information
Business Area Saab Kockums
2018-02-19
EXTENDED DIGITAL THREAD AND DIGITAL SHIP
 - BASED ON PLCS, DEX AND S1000D
Common standard and supporting database through the product life cycle

                                           Supplier                              Customer

                                                       Pilot test scenarios
                                                       S01-S04
                                                                                   PLM
                                                      DEX:es:
                                                      • FaultDefinition
                                                      • FunctionalStructure
                 Aveva ERM                            • ItemDefinition
                                                      • ItemOfSupplyIndividual
                                                      • MaintenanceReport
                                                      • OperationalData
                                                      • PhysicalStructure
                                                      • Requirement
                                                      • TaskMethod
                                                      • TechnicalPublication
Other domains
Where else is there a life cycle element?

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Energy

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Road and Rail in Sweden (Acando & Eurostep for Trafikverket)
Managing asset
data for road and
rail networks in
Sweden

Not what PLCS
was aimed at but
still complex
products with
long life cycles
and on-going
maintenance

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KiraDigi “Lifecycle API for BIM” pilot project:
                                                                                        Asset
             Design, implementation                    Goal                          Management

BIM models

                                                                          REST API
                                            REST API

                                      IFC

                                                                                                    Owner

                                                                                                   x

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                                                       Cloud deployment
Työn sisältö

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Conclusions
and then questions!

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Conclusions
• The core data model within PLCS has stood the test of time and been
  successfully applied beyond its original domain

• The need for a standard like PLCS is becoming clearer as the push for
  the digital thread grows

• PLCS provides the life-cycle view that many existing standards lack
 • And can be used with alongside those standards to add history capabilities

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