da Silva, G., Kaminski, P., and Gruber, G., "Usage of Digital Factory in the Analysis of Automotive Production Scenarios: Available Software and Resources," SAE Technical Paper 2014-36-0329, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-36-0329.
The Digital Factory (DF) can be defined as a set of computational software applied in the manufacturing design, development, implementation and operation. The goal of this work is to investigate DF's available resources in the analysis of workforce and machinery required for changes in the production scenarios in a determined automobile model. Therefore, a theoretical framework is developed. Afterwards, there is an investigation of the resources available for this application, actually commercialized by the three main software supply companies for DF. The results of the research are presented and discussed. Suggestions for future developments are identified, and the work is finished with the pertinent considerations.