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Data Transfer Strategy for Machine Shop Simulation



Yung-Tsun Lee, Yan Luo


Manufacturing simulation systems normally provide interfaces for data import and export using proprietary formats. Dependent data interfaces limit simulation applications in the manufacturing industry. This paper describes a mechanism for transferring data between a traditional database and XML files, which represent a machine shop data model developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The data model is described by XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and UML (Unified Modeling Language). The data transfer mechanism is based on Document Object Model (DOM), XML Path Language (XPath), and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) database engines. A prototype implementation is also described in this paper.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7239
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and simulation, data transfer, database, information model, machine shop


Lee, Y. and Luo, Y. (2005), Data Transfer Strategy for Machine Shop Simulation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021