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GLobal Integrated Design Environment (GLIDE): A Concurrent Engineering ApplicationThe GLobal Integrated Design Environment (GLIDE) is a client-server software application purpose-built to mitigate issues associated with real time data sharing in concurrent engineering environments and to facilitate discipline-to-discipline interaction between multiple engineers and researchers. GLIDE is implemented in multiple programming languages utilizing standardized web protocols to enable secure parameter data sharing between engineers and researchers across the Internet in closed and/or widely distributed working environments. A well defined, HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) based Application Programming Interface (API) to the GLIDE client/server environment enables users to interact with GLIDE, and each other, within common and familiar tools. One such common tool, Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Corporation), paired with its add-in API for GLIDE, is discussed in this paper. The top-level examples given demonstrate how this interface improves the efficiency of the design process of a concurrent engineering study while reducing potential errors associated with manually sharing information between study participants.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
McGuire, Melissa L.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kunkel, Matthew R.
(Wyle Information Services, LLC Cleveland, OH, United States)
Smith, David A.
(Wyle Information Services, LLC Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2010
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 432938.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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