The Enterprise Work Processes contain diagrams organized into two levels.
The Level 1 diagrams represent the typical work process based on organization roles (disciplines), with a focus on the deliverables produced by that discipline and how that discipline interacts with other disciplines and external entities, such as vendors. At this level, no specific tools are involved.
The Level 2 diagrams represent the sequence of major tasks performed using Hexagon PPM solutions, and other tools, to produce each deliverable for that discipline. While there are multiple ways to produce a deliverable, the work processes described in this document represent typical paths using Hexagon PPM solutions (out-of-the box, or with minimum configuration) and do not include system customizations that could further enhance the work processes.
Reading diagrams and user stories
In some Level 1 and Level 2 diagrams, some steps have a black shadow which indicates the step is described in more detail in a separate work process diagram in this document. In some cases, a series of steps in a Level 1 diagram are grouped together in a larger box to represent a subprocess that is described in more detail in another Level 1 or Level 2 diagram.
Because Level 1 diagrams represent disciplines or roles, they are represented using same color swim lanes. However, in Level 2 diagrams, Hexagon PPM tools are represented by specific colors and non-Hexagon PPM tools are represented in gray.
The swim lane diagrams should be read in conjunction with the user stories that follow each diagram for better understanding. Numbers in the diagram boxes correspond to the numbered steps in the user story. If a step has a red flag, this indicates supporting information in an Integration Capability Statement, which is referenced at the bottom of the diagram, in the user story, and in the Appendix.
Most engineering work processes are not sequential, but instead are parallel and iterative. The numbers in the process steps do not necessarily indicate the strict order in which tasks must be accomplished. Although there is a general time sequence of process steps from left to right on the diagrams, the sequence does not represent a strict timeline.
Some publish steps on the diagram typically occur multiple times during design, whenever data is changed enough to benefit the downstream consumers. In the same way, many other step sequences are also repeated to refine the design.
To view large diagrams on screen, you can use the Pan & Zoom feature in Adobe Acrobat by selecting View > Zoom > Pan & Zoom.
Printing the document
For best results, EWP documents must be printed using the landscape orientation to a printer that supports 11 in x 17 in (US tabloid) or A3 (297mm x 420 mm).