Today product manufacturers are concerned with an ever growing complexity of their respective products. The main complexity driver has been identified as the variability of products. It results from the constantly growing need to individualize products according to customer needs or market constraints. Car manufacturers are typical examples for such companies. Talking about ten to the power of 8 variants of one car, it seems nearly impossible to overlook the corresponding product line and the consequences of changes to the product line. In literature there are several approaches to visualize the variability of such product lines. But according to our review of the corresponding literature we made the experience that there is no one-fits-it-all visualization technique. The Glencoe project, hosted at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, aims at providing a rapid visualization prototyping framework giving the possibility to quickly implement the preferred visualization technique and test it during a proof of concept under industrial conditions. The chosen framework platform allows not only to run the programmed visualization on desktop machines, but also on tablets. In this paper we present a student project realizing different views of features trees as well as views for logical constraints based on the Glencoe platform.
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