Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

AIAG Demonstrates Metrology Interoperability: To Save You Time and Money



William G. Rippey


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is working on the challenges of interconnecting components of automated dimensional metrology systems. Our presentation explains how products that support interoperability standards for components of metrology systems can save you time and money. The key is that components from different vendors, chosen by users, can be connected easily and effectively to build dimensional metrology systems. These capabilities have been demonstrated in trade show booths at IMTS 2004, Quality Expo 2005, and Control 2005. Applicable components include CAD systems, CMM programming and execution packages, CMMs, and analysis programs for part inspection and SPC. The applicable standards are: STEP, for conveying CAD data with GD&T, DMIS for inspection programs, I++DME for linking CMM execution software with CMMs, and DML for reporting CMM inspection results.
Conference Dates
May 9-13, 2005
Conference Location
Nashville, TN
Conference Title
International Dimensional Workshop (IDW 2005)


conformance test, coordinate measuring machine, dimensional metrology, interface spec, Metrology


Rippey, W. (2005), AIAG Demonstrates Metrology Interoperability: To Save You Time and Money, International Dimensional Workshop (IDW 2005), Nashville, TN, [online], (Accessed July 21, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created May 31, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017