1 June 2023


Concurrent Design, Media Updates, News

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RHEA Group’s System Engineering experts have extended the capabilities of CDP4-COMET, the market-leading concurrent design tool, and enhanced its usability with the launch of the CDP4-COMET Web App. Designed to deliver all the functionality of the desktop version, the Web App has a new look and feel, provides additional features including a 3D model viewer, and removes the need for every team member to have their own local version of CDP4-COMET.

RHEA Group CDP4-COMET software logo

RHEA has launched a new version of the concurrent design platform CDP4-COMET, available for both the Community and Enterprise Editions. In concurrent design projects, experts representing relevant engineering domains work together to create optimum designs for complex systems. Each team member can define ‘building blocks’ or ‘elements’, such as a type of instrument or component, for their domain; these are then combined to create a virtual model of the system. The CDP4-COMET Web App provides a new way to interact with these elements and the overall system model, improving usability for both team members and project leads.

The CDP4-COMET Web App offers nine ‘mini apps’. These include the Model Dashboard, a new feature that provides statistics in visual format about the state of the model under development. The Model Dashboard shows how many of the elements have been used in each domain and how many parameters – such as mass, width, length and height – have missing values.

Another mini app is the Parameter Editor, where users can change the parameter values for each element without having to use the desktop app. This broadens the use of CDP4-COMET as it no longer has to be installed on each person’s computer for them to be able to work on the system. A new feature in the Web App is that by default each team member only sees the building blocks and parameters they are responsible for, instead of a complete list, making it easier for them to focus on their own tasks. Project leads can use this feature to send team members a link directly to the list of elements and parameters they need to work on.

Also new to CDP4-COMET in the Web App is the 3D Viewer. In this mini app, clicking on any building block in the list highlights it in the 3D model and displays a list of its parameters and their values. Changes to these values can be submitted to the server, and the change is then reflected in the 3D model.

The complete list of mini apps is:

  • Parameter Editor
  • Model Dashboard
  • Subscription Dashboard
  • System Representation
  • Requirement Management
  • Budget Editor
  • 3D Viewer
  • Reference Data
  • User Management

Sam Gerené, Competence Area Lead Concurrent Design and MBSE, said: “As we developed the Web App, we looked at how we could add useful features and functionality to CDP4-COMET by considering which aspects lend themselves well to web applications. What we are offering in this version offers a number of additional benefits for both project leads and team members using CDP4-COMET as part of concurrent design sessions for complex system design. We plan to keep developing the Web App by adding more features over time as we progress to a cloud native approach.”

The CDP4-COMET Web App can be used directly from the hosted version or deployed by users. Find out more.