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Robert R. Lipman

Research Engineer

Mr. Lipman's current research involves the STEP File Analyzer and Viewer, model-based engineering (MBE), GD&T, data exchange standards, interoperability, and additive manufacturing standards development.

Previously, while working in the Building and Fire Research Lab (BFRL) at NIST, Mr. Lipman developed SteelVis, a viewer for CIS/2 (CIMsteel Integration Standards) files, which can also translate them to IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) files. He also developed the IFC File Analyzer, which generates a spreadsheet from an IFC file. CIS/2 and IFC are data exchange formats used in the building and construction industries.

Mr. Lipman came to NIST in 1994 and worked in the Information Technology Laboratory in the Scientific Visualization and Mathematical Software Groups.  While in the Scientific Visualization Group he provided scientific visualization services to a wide variety of customers at NIST.  Before coming to NIST he worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, previously known as the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, where he was the leader of the Computational Signatures and Structures Group.

NIST Publications

Awards

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal - for significantly accelerating the industrial deployment of key manufacturing standards through the development of the STEP File Analyzer (December 2015).

PDES, Inc. Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award - for technical and leadership contributions in support of both the CAx-IF and LOTAR through the development of the STEP File Analyzer (March 2014).

Publications

STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 4)

Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer, a software tool that analyzes and generates a spreadsheet or a set of CSV (comma-separated value) files

STEP File Analyzer Software

Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
The STEP File Analyzer is a software tool that generates a spreadsheet or CSV files from a STEP (ISO 10303 –STandard for Exchange of Product model data) Part 21

IFC File Analyzer Software

Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
The IFC File Analyzer software generates a spreadsheet or CSV files from an IFC file. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is the data exchange standard used to
Created October 9, 2019