Collaborative platforms are presently a growing concept to enable the concurrent development of product in the context of extended enterprise. Product design has seen around 10 years the increase of software solutions for 3D modeling and data management. Major consequence of such development is that amount of data created during a project has increased and the exchanges between partners around the product definition have become more difficult. This need to create a collaborative environment has developed the creation of such platform. This paper proposes to define a guideline for designing such collaborative environment by using system engineering concepts. It is explained the different integration fields that have to be considered on this topic. We finish this study by an application to the design and simulation integration for collaborative purpose.
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