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A Conceptual Architecture for Mechanical Parts Production System Based on STEP

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Author(s)

Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., James E. Fowler, S Magleby

Abstract

The STandard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP) is an emerging standard addressing the problems of data exchange and representation of produced goods in a variety of manufacturing enterprises. Given that the initial STEP specifications largely pertain to mechanical-parts production, this domain is an appropriate context for initial STEP implementations. This document describes an architecture for systems realizing a mechanical-parts production capability using STEP data exchange. The functions of the major systems and relationships between systems are discussed. Software components which could be used to implement major systems are identified. Major emphasis is given as to how STEP is implemented and used in the context of the architecture.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4699
Report Number
4699

Keywords

STEP, product model data, manufacturing enterprise

Citation

Barkmeyer Jr., E. , Fowler, J. and Magleby, S. (1991), A Conceptual Architecture for Mechanical Parts Production System Based on STEP, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 24, 2024)
Created April 30, 1991, Updated October 12, 2021