Managing big projects with many variants/options via PLM
Just interested how people manage big projects electrical side of design.
Let's say you have 10 different machines, each of them may have up to 10 variants (i.e. different motor, more or less controls, extra light or usb charger). But majority of say wiring looms are the same and in some cases very similar.
It is obvious that just like other OEM's we will look how to standardize the design in a such way that you can have options without having different looms.
How do people manage these things? I see great benefit of having entire system in one project file but what if your PLM software cannot handle variants inside the file? How do you work around this?
Thanks for replies,