When Hydro-Québec, a Canadian government-owned public utility set out to improve its engineering design it approached one of its suppliers, IBM Global Systems, who, in collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, proposed PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and CATIA (Computer-Aided Tridimensional Interactive Application) tools. Substantial R&D efforts were undertaken to test how car-design methodologies could be adapted to hydroelectric dams. A pilot project helped conceptualise strategies, proved t...

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3.2.5 Involve stakeholders in innovation & product/service development
3.1.1 Establish a design process
3.2.3 Develop&integrate technology/innovation into concept
3.4.1 Design product/process/service enhancements

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