a cloud infrastructure for engineering knowledge and service
The engineering of systems is unimaginable without software tools. Engineers use them to capture, analyze, specify, implement, test, and maintain software systems and their processes. Yet, there is a gap between the needs of independently working engineers and the needs of a collaborative engineering team. Most engineering tools are single-user applications – often of excellent quality but limited in that they support the works of individuals and not that of a group. This problem has been a significant contributor to many high profile engineering failures. The DesignSpace provide a, uniform and collaborative environment for exchanging and analyzing engineering artifacts across tool boundaries. The DesignSpace is the answer to the next engineering revolution: not better tools but innovative ways on how engineers collaborate using the tools they already have.