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Interoperability: linking design and tolerancing with metrology



Ed Morse, Saeed Heysiattalab, Allison Barnard Feeney, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr.


On October 30, 2014 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved QIF v 2.0 (Quality Information Framework, version 2.0) as an American National Standard. Subsequently in early 2016 QIF version 2.1 was approved. This paper describes how the QIF standard models the information necessary for quality workflow across the full metrology enterprise. After a brief description of the XML 'language' used in the standard, the paper reports on how the standard enables information exchange among four major activities in the metrology enterprise (product definition; measurement planning; measurement execution; and the analysis and reporting of the quality data).
Proceedings Title
14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT)
Conference Dates
May 18-20, 2016
Conference Location
Gothenburg, SE


Standards, Metrology Data, Interoperability


Morse, E. , Heysiattalab, S. , Barnard Feeney, A. and Hedberg Jr., T. (2016), Interoperability: linking design and tolerancing with metrology, 14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT), Gothenburg, SE, [online],, (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created June 2, 2016, Updated April 18, 2022