Welcome to the Business Process Knowledge Template User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the BKT workbench.

This overview provides the following information:

Business Process Knowledge Template in a Nutshell

The CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template solution allows companies to capture their business processes, and to share and deploy them through dedicated workbenches. An expert can model any corporate best practices and know-how. From complex conceptual studies in the automotive to airframe structure generation, the expert captures, automates design and engineering tasks, and embeds core-knowledge rules and checks within those tasks. As a result, he delivers the captured best practices through a specific pseudo-application including all the required features and processes. 

To reach that objective, the CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template solution takes advantage of the range of CATIA V5 products.

Finally, the end-user can access these pseudo-applications, as he can access any CATIA V5 products.  He can then create products while following a pre-defined methodology, resulting from the corporate best practices definition and capture provided by the experts.

The Business Process Knowledge Template solution is divided into an authoring product, CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template 3 (BKT), and an end-user solution, CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template 2 (BK2).

This product enables the expert user to: 

Capturing business processes and best practices...

Creating a design assistant supposes that, beforehand, the corporate processes and best practices have been identified. By using CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template 3 (BKT), an expert can capture and capitalize this knowledge, packing and combining the corporate processes and best practices inside a pseudo-application. In order to ensure a global process coverage, these applications can be enriched by several experts, coming from different disciplines.
This knowledge capture is made in the CATIA  environment through its interface.

Automating design and engineering tasks...

From the identified processes and practices, the expert organizes the different design tasks and creates tasks sequences. All the CATIA products functionalities can be inserted and reused in a design sequence as a result of the V5 knowledge-based architecture.
The created tasks and the entire sequences can be automated. Complex or repetitive sequences, for example, can then be run automatically. If needed, users can also perform these sequences manually, task by task. 

Generating design environment in a simple and intuitive way...

The creation of a pseudo-application using CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template 3 (BKT) benefits from the CATIA V5 functionalities. An expert can use, without coding, the different building blocks provided by the V5 portfolio products and combine them altogether. 
The result of this building process is a dedicated pseudo-application workbench generation integrated into the V5 environment. The end-user benefits from the CATIA V5 products and generated pseudo-applications synergy.

Deploying best practices and know-how in an easy-to-reuse way...

The pseudo-applications created using CATIA - Business Process Knowledge Template 3 (BKT) benefit from the user friendly CATIA V5 interface. They embody the deployment of the corporate knowledge and know-how within the V5 frame and consistency with the other V5 portfolio applications. 

Accelerating and securing the design process time...

Finally, the end-user can access, in a V5 environment, one or several specific pseudo-environments, each embodying specific best practices. 

Getting the Most out of this Guide

This book describes how to use the Business Process Knowledge Template product. Before you read it, you should be familiar with basic concepts such as document windows, standard tool bars, and view tool bars.

To get the most out of this guide, you should start with the tutorial in the Getting Started section.

The remaining sections of the book describe in detail the procedures for using all of the features of the Business Process Knowledge Template product. The procedures are divided into basic, advanced, and customization sections.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online/bktug/samples folder.

For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.

Conventions Used in this Guide

To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.