Relationships among VM, Virtual Prototyping, the Virtual Enterprise
Virtual Manufacturing (VM)
VM is a synthetic, integrated manufacturing environment exercised to improve all levels of control and decision in process and product design, production planning, process planning, and shop floor control.
Virtual Enterprise (VE)
A quickly configured multi-disciplinary network of minute, process-exact firms configured to meet a window of opportunity to produce and design an exact product.
Virtual Environment (VE)
VE, alternatively called as or synthetic environment, virtual reality (VR),is a collection of technologies, that offer the chance to integrate the human in a computing system.
A computer-based simulation of subsystems and systems along with a degree of functional realism comparable to a physical prototype. Virtual prototypes are utilized for evaluation and test of exact characteristics of a candidate design.
Virtual Prototyping (VP)
The process of utilizing a virtual prototype, for evaluation and test of exact characteristics of a candidate design in lieu of physical prototype.