work in progress!

Eng-DB-2 - A Light-Weight Engineering Database


Eng-DB-2 is a light-weight engineering database. It allows to manage components/assemblies and their associated AVLs and technical documentation, assemble BOMs for finished goods and annotate these with quotations received from suppliers.


There are lots of commercial off-the-shelf PLM solutions available, including but not limited to Arena, Omnify or Windchill. However, these solutions are typically much more aimed at Operations than Engineering.
Engineering's requirements often differ from Operation's requirements; mostly in how to deal with incomplete, preliminary and inaccurate information. In order to maintain productivity in Engineering, the following key requirements have been identified:
It is well understood, that ultimately the data will need to go into a database that is owned and maintained by Operations. This leads to another requirements:

Getting Started

The project is hosted on SourceForge:

The documentation can be found here:

The latest package can be found here:

The SVN repository can be found here:

In case you'd like to participate in Eng-DB-2 development: please send me an email!!