Most of the articles I contribute to the Synergis blog tell how the use of Engineering Data Management (EDM) made a significant difference for a particular company. Or I write about a specific tool or procedure in Adept that can make improve an engineering group’s workflow. Today I want to step back and look at the basic ideas behind why EDM is so important.
Let’s start with an organizing idea: there are three kinds of knowledge in engineering:
- Know-What (facts)
- Know-How (processes)
- Know-Why (explanations).