Darius Petrauskas


Feb 012017
Variation points

Product Line Engineering (PLE) is the engineering of a family of related products using a shared set of (digital) engineering assets. In case of physical systems, before the actual production of a product line begins, a whole set of digital artifacts must be maintained to describe the entire family (variants) of products. In the context of the product family, these artifacts depict the entire range of possible product variants and contain a surplus of information describing every possible feature of the product (commonly referred to as 150 % models and documents). A variant management tool is then used to ‘adapt’ these digital artifacts to each specific product by ‘cutting’ them to describe a specific product (variant) in the product line. Continue reading »