CAD Geometry Data Exchange


CADEX - 2195

Keywords CAD, product data exchange, neutral data formats/representations, product modelling, STEP standard


Start Date: 26-JUN-89 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to support and further develop the ISO STEP standard for a neutral file format for CAD data exchange by:

The project will continue the work of ESPRIT project 322, which led directly to the STEP standard.

A subset of STEP covering 3-D design will be defined and tested by prototype processors. All these processors are based on one set of COMMON TOOLS including a "Data Structure", a "Scanner/Parser", a "Conversion Toolset", a Formatter" and some "Statistics". The processors support five official application protocols:

Exploitation

Sites from the automotive industry will provide an ambitious target for the project and allow success to be measured and demonstrated in an area with high market potential. The prototype processors will be demonstrated at technical workshops, conferences and fairs. The participating software companies will be able to offer marketable products based on the processors developed in the project. The CADEX consortium is also able to offer the "COMMON TOOLS" for further developments.

The experience gained in the project will be used to maintain and strengthen European influence in the relevant international standardisation bodies.


CONTACT POINT

Dr-Ing Horst Heinrichs
GFS
Pascalstr. 17
D - 5100 AACHEN
tel: + 49/ 2408-6011
fax: + 49/ 2408-6019
telex: 172408403 GFS

Participants

GFS - D - C
BMW AG - D - P
SENTER FOR INDUSTRIFORSKNING - N - P
FEGS LTD - UK - P
ISYKON SOFTWARE GMBH - D - P
NORSK DATA A/S - N - P
PROCAD GMBH - D - P
SIEMENS AG - D - P
DET NORSKE VERITAS - N - P
ITALCAD TECNOLOGIE E SISTEMI SPA - I - P
HEWLETT-PACKARD GMBH - D - P
FIAT AVIAZIONE SPA - I - P
DISEL SA - E - P
CAD-CAM DATA EXCHANGE TECHNICAL
CENTRE - UK - P


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CADEX - 2195, December 1993


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