producing something as large and complex as a passenger
airliner or a military aircraft requires data, and lots
of it. Just keeping track of the more than 100,000 parts
and services needed to put a large modern aircraft together
would be overwhelming without the help of computers.
pioneered the development of a super standard-a universal
language for exchanging electronic data about products.
Known as STEP, the standard helps save time and money
by allowing manufacturers and suppliers to easily exchange
detailed information about product designs, dimensions,
and other characteristics.