The Standard for Digital Transformation

SWISS is Smart, Connected Data.

Static PDF documents are costly relics of 20th century engineering. It's time for a 21st century solution.

The Problem with Static Documents

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Most product design data has moved to digital models e.g. CAD models.

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But critical support documentation (e.g., specs and standards, test plans, work instructions) are left behind in static formats.

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Static documents violate key rules of the digital thread:
• Interoperability
• Change Management
• Impact Assessment

The Tangible Costs of Using Static Information

Project Delays
Risk and Liability
Searching for Data
Change Mgmt + Impact Assmt
Errors, Scrap, and Rework
Using Inconsistent Data

Transforming Documents to Digital Models and a Knowledge Graph

1 Break Down Silos: Documents across many sources are ingested and disaggregated into individual concepts.

Sample Silo Document

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2 AI/ML Enrichment: Concepts are classified, tagged, and analyzed for meaning and relationships.

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Enrichment

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3 SWISS Knowledge Graph: Connections between related concepts are created using ontologies and explicit references.

SWISS Knowledge Graph

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4 Deliver to product lifecycle systems: Using the SWISS API, we bring the right information, to the right place, at the right time.

Spectacle Powered By SWISS
Office 365 and SharePoint
Content Management
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PDF to ELYSIUM and Back DataPackage™ STUDIO: PDF and 3-D PDF Drawings
Drawing Notes
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Calculators, Checklists, Lookups, etc.
What can you do with a digital model that you can't do with a PDF?

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Query the World’s Largest Engineering Knowledge Graph

Get answers that used to take hours, days, or were virtually unobtainable.

  • Is this document the most current version?
  • How has this document changed since the last version?
  • If the internal spec changes, what products will be affected?
  • Show me the temperature requirements.
  • Where is this spec being used in the enterprise?
  • Are there any hazardous materials used in this process?
  • Are there any long lead-time components in this bid?
  • Show me all the references in this document.
  • Are there any outdated references?
  • Are there any departures for this test?
  • Have these work instructions changed since last time?
  • Show me all the parts that contain cadmium.
SWISS Knowledge Graph

Digital models open a world of new capabilities that accelerate cycle time, reduce manual labor, cut errors and rework.

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Bring external data into PLM

Give engineers the information they need right when they need it by enhancing static documents and drawings in your PLM repository.

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Gain Interoperability

Convert your internal content to digital models and create dynamic connections between related documents and concepts, including external standards.

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Identify Requirements

Reduce tedious manual labor by automatically identifying, extracting, and classifying specification requirements.

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Better Manage Parts

Make legacy drawings and documents searchable, and analyze them to understand cost, lead time and environmental implications.

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Build Smart Connected Documents

Create change aware work instructions, test plans and more with automatic change notifications from the source content. Eliminate laborious and error-prone manual rekeying.

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Automate Impact Assessment

Assess the impact of proposed changes on downstream processes and documents before they are made. Reduce manual labor and improve compliance.

What makes SWISS unique?

  • Industrial Data Science and Semantics Experts
    With nearly 22 years of experience, XSB understands the needs of engineering-intensive organizations.
  • Interoperability
    Dynamic connections between internal and external content, and between content and engineering applications.
  • SWISS API and Knowledge Graph
    Use the SWISS API to query the Knowledge Graph from anywhere; build apps, calculators, checklists, and much more.
  • Automated and Dynamic Tagging
    The SWISS engine identifies, classifies, and connects data at scale.
  • Publisher and Channel-Agnostic
    Any publisher, OEM, or channel partner can use SWISS digital models and the SWISS API to deliver similar functionality on its own platform.

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