Friday Jul 12, 2013

BMW Body Shop Quality Management on the NetBeans Platform

"Graphical Based Quality Planning And Control" is a tool for quality management in body shops at BMW Group. The software is used for body shop quality management in every plant of the BMW Group all over the world.

The tool provides functions for modeling the following:

  • facilities (trees of production equipment)
  • assemblies (trees of parts and work items)
  • drawings (images plus dynamic content)
  • stations (inspection, rework)

For each station, users define various checks, which have to be performed in the production areas. The inspectors have to check all work items made by robots and humans based on the drawings containing various dynamic items, such as welding points, weld seams, bond seams, and screws. These items are presented as dots, lines, polygons, grids and text content.

The software is built on top of NetBeans Platform 7.2 using a lot of functionality provided by the platform, such as trees, windows, visual library, and the auto update mechanism.

Body shop drawing:

Floor panel drawing tree:

Floor panel property sheet:

Hood drawing:

Side frame drawing:

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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