Holistic planning of production and intralogistics systems through automated modeling within and among the tools of the digital factory
The automated and semi-Automated model generation has been discussed and developed for decades. With AutomationML (AML), an open, object-oriented, XML-based storage and exchange format is provided, which should also allow an exchange among visualization, construction and simulation tools. Separate cross-section functions and proprietary software solutions of the individual tools make it difficult to define a common transfer point. The presented concept and tool describes the development of an application-oriented and source-open middleware. The focus of the ongoing implementation phase is the development of these uniform, digital planning methods and tools by AML. The first prototype outlines the advantages but also the disadvantages of automatic model generation via AML. Up to now simple conveyor systems from straight, curved conveyor belts, rotary tables and single stations from the visualization tool Tarakos - taraVR can modelled automatically in the simulation tool Siemens - Plant Simulation and construction tool Autodesk - AutoCAD.