Multivariant product lines

Manufacturers of all business areas are increasingly forced to differentiate their product lines in order to satisfy the customer needs and to successfully compete within their markets. A common example are automotive manufacturers providing the opportunity to configure their cars down to the smallest detail. High customization possibilities usually lead to a wide product variance and therefore high production costs.

Systematic management of variance within product lines is the only profound way to master that complexity. We are convinced that visualizing multivariant product lines with their components and complex constraints in a concise manner plays a vital role in that process.

Best Paper Award

The Committee of the 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering in Modena (Italy) honoured our paper Glencoe - A Tool for Specification, Visualization and Formal Analysis of Product Lines with the award for the best paper.

Features

Glencoe is under active development. If you miss an important feature
or want to participate in the development please contact us.

Views

  • Tree The traditional visualization
  • Icicle A compact visualization especially targeting mobile devices
  • Circle A visualization focussing on cross-tree constraints
  • Table A conservative visualization focussing on feature properties

Editor

  • Create new feature models
  • Create and edit features and constraints
  • Clone feature models

Cloud integration

  • Sign in with your existing Google account
  • Automatic synchronization of your feature models
    using a remote storage service hosted at Trier University of Applied Sciences

Formal Analysis

Checks

  • Feature model consistency
  • Common features
  • Dead features
  • Number of possible configurations

Solver farm

Metrics

  • Depth of feature model
  • Number of features
  • Number of common features
  • Number of dead features
  • Maximal number of children per feature
  • Average number of children per feature
  • Number of common constraints (i.e. excludes and implies constraints)
  • Number of advanced constraints (i.e. extended propositional logic formula)
  • Number of possible configurations
  • Transitive closure cardinality
  • Impact

Import

Formats

Export

Formats

Settings

Pseudonymization of exported feature models