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Paperless Engineering Change Worksheet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100429D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carey, DS: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program which allows EC (Engineering Change) worksheets to be shared, updated, and reviewed softcopy by others, and encourages parallel processing of engineering activities, as opposed to serially independent events. The PEP EC Worksheet is one element comprising the PEP system (Paperless Engineering change Processing). PEP is a relational database (SQL/DS)-based paperless EC processing system designed to create, update, approve, track, and transmit an EC package electronically.

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Paperless Engineering Change Worksheet

       Disclosed is a program which allows EC (Engineering
Change) worksheets to be shared, updated, and reviewed softcopy by
others, and encourages parallel processing of engineering activities,
as opposed to serially independent events.  The PEP EC Worksheet is
one element comprising the PEP system (Paperless Engineering change
Processing).  PEP is a relational database (SQL/DS)-based paperless
EC processing system designed to create, update, approve, track, and
transmit an EC package electronically.

      The PEP EC Worksheet allows the designer/engineer to create and
build and EC dynamically, because it truly is a worksheet.  Data
requirements are minimal allowing information to be added to the
worksheet as needed, yet auditing the data as the EC is built.  The
PEP EC Worksheet audits vary depending on where the EC is within the
EC cycle.  This provides greater flexibility when building an EC and
early interface to downstream systems.

      There are many different functions that may be used within the
PEP EC Worksheet:  Insert EC, Update EC, Select EC, Load DPRS
(Development and Production Records System), Pre-Analysis, Release,
and Selectable Help.  The user's authority dictates what functions he
may use.

      All of the PEP EC Worksheet data is stored in one central
source, a SQL/DS relational database.  The PEP EC Worksheet can be
shared, updated, and reviewed easily by others.  When any action is
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