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New Interoperability Standard

20 September 2013

DMSC Submits QIF™ v1.0 for ANSI Standardization

A New Interoperability Standard for Manufacturing Quality Measurement Information

Burleson, Texas, USA – September 20, 2013 — The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) announces that the QIF v1.0 (Quality Information Framework) draft standard is now available for public review in the ANSI weekly publication Standards Action Vol 44 # 38. To participate in the formal ANSI public review and comment process, please go to qifstandards.org for more information. The public review period is from September 20, 2013, to November 4, 2013.

QIF defines an integrated set of information models which enable the effective exchange of metrology data throughout the entire manufacturing quality measurement process - from product design to inspection planning to execution and analysis. QIF models include quality characteristics and measurement features as defined in the ASME Y14.5 specification and the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS). This new standard will cover a wide variety of use cases including dimensional metrology inspection, first article inspection (SAE AS9102), reverse engineering, and discrete quality measurement. QIF v1.0 provides a standardized solution for defining measurement scope (e.g., bill of characteristics), inspection plans, and measurement results.

 

QIF, A New Interoperability Standard

02 September 2013

QIF, A New Interoperability Standard for Manufacturing Quality Data and New Extensions for Product Definition with PMI

 

On June 19th, 2013, a significant milestone event for data interoperability for manufacturing quality was accomplished, that is the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) formally approval four technical specifications that address three critical digital data exchange interfaces for model-based manufacturing quality.  These technical specifications will be initially introduced as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard and will be known as the Quality Information Framework (QIF) specifications.  Quality is not free, nor is it optional but now it can be performed faster, better, and cheaper.  The DMSC is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization, as well as an A-Liaison to ISO TC 184.

The QIF v1.0 standard defines an integrated set of information models which enable the effective exchange of metrology data throughout the entire manufacturing quality measurement process – from product design to inspection planning to execution to analysis.  It was developed by domain experts from the manufacturing quality community representing a wide variety of industries and quality measurement needs.  QIF models include quality characteristics and measurement features as defined in the ASME Y14.5 specification and the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS). The standard covers a wide variety of use cases including dimensional metrology inspection, first article inspection (SAE AS9102), reverse engineering, and discrete quality measurement.  

Furthermore, the DMSC is collaborating with Capvidia to advance metrology technology and interoperability by extending QIF to create the PDPMI (Product Definition Product Manufacturing Information) format.   PDPMI combines QIF XML schemas with Capvidia’s CAP XML schemas to represent and exchange model-based product definition plus various conformance levels (i.e., technical readiness levels) of Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) that will not only satisfy the CAD to Quality Measurement use case but will meet many other CAD to Manufacturing needs.

This presentation provides an overview of the QIF and an update on QIF ANSI status.  It will also present the current progress of the QIF PDPMI initiative.

 

Capvidia Sponsors V-39 ALBATROSS – World Speed Sailing Contender

07 September 2010

albatross

The V-39 Albatross  – the world’s first three axis controlled sail boat, is being designed to break the world speed sailing record with the help of Capvidia technologies combined with Capvidia’s expertise in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Multiphysics simulations.
Capvidia’s product FlowVision HPC simulates the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic behavior.  It also combines the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the structural design to carry out a full Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) simulation to optimize the design of the V-39 Albatross.


"Using Capvidia’s CFD software and their support, we are able to optimize our design using some serious computing power."- says Tim Clarke, Engineering Director and Project Founder of Verney Yachts.

More information on Dassault Systemes dedicated website..>>

 

FormatWorks 2013

02 April 2013

Capvidia Releases FormatWorks 2013

Extended MBD Functionality for SolidWorks Users

Leuven, Belgium, April 2, 2013 - Capvidia announces release of its FormatWorks product suite for SolidWorks 2013. This release provides extended MBD (Model Based Definition) functionality for native CATIA V5, Creo/Pro-E, Siemens NX, and STEP API 242 CAD formats with the ability to read PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) into SolidWorks and maintain the semantic links between 3D model and related PMI metadata.

FormatWorks is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Product Add-in that solves frustrating data translation problems for SolidWorks users. It extends the SolidWorks capability by providing automatic, accurate, and reliable bi-directional CAD data translation. Automatic repair and healing ensures that imported 3D CAD models including IGES and STEP meet the criteria set by SolidWorks to form valid solids without any deformation.

FormatWorks provides extended support of native CAD formats CATIA V4 ,CATIA V5, Siemens NX, Inventor, Creo/Pro-E that are limited or not available in SolidWorks. It supports full Model Based Definition (MBD) information such as, PMI, FT&A, and GD&T.

 

FlowVision wins Russian Innovation contest

01 June 2010

devaFlowVision, a new generation simulation system for solving practical CFD problems, was named the winner by the Council of experts of The Russian Innovation contest.
Chosen as the best product in the "History of success" nomination, FlowVision represents the innovative technology that shortens the way from the initial experiment to the end product and reduces designing and manufacturing costs.

FlowVision multi-purpose CFD system has already been successfully applied to wide range of industries: automotive, ship building, aviation, power generation, microelectronics, medicine and many others.  The Abaqus integration through Multi-Physics Manager supports the most complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations such as hydroplaning of automotive tire.

 

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