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Information Required for Dimensional Measurement



John A. Horst, Curtis Brown, Robert Brown, Larry Maggiano, K Summerhays, Thomas R. Kramer


Much work has been done by standards organizations to model dimensional measurement information in digital formats, but the work done has revealed that standard digital formats from upstream processes are currently insufficient to enable the automatic generation of a fully-specified measurement plan for many use cases. In order to assist upstream standards committees, this research defines information required for dimensional measurement, and in particular, identifies which information elements are missing in the standard formats. The upstream information required to perform a dimensional measurement parses logically into four classes of information: design information, quality directives, measurement resources, and measurement rules. A high level description of the information in these four categories is presented, with emphasis on the information modeling work which needs to be performed to enable more efficient and less error prone dimensional metrology processes.
Proceedings Title
Matador 2012 Conference
Conference Dates
July 24-27, 2012
Conference Location


Dimensional Measurement, Dimensional Metrology Manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Quality Control, Quality Management Systems, Information Modeling, Model-Based Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Quality, Quality Measurement, Traceability Information, Manufacturing Processes, Information Standards, Coordinate Measuring Machines, Computer Numerical Control


Horst, J. , Brown, C. , Brown, R. , Maggiano, L. , Summerhays, K. and Kramer, T. (2012), Information Required for Dimensional Measurement, Matador 2012 Conference, Manchester, -1 (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created July 27, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017