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Measuring the PMI Modeling Capability in CAD Systems: Report 3 - Fully-Toleranced Test Case Verification



Doug Cheney, Bryan Fischer


A methodology for measuring the product and manufacturing information (PMI) modeling capability of computer-aided design (CAD) systems has been developed to measure technology readiness and track progress as functionality gaps are closed. A measurement methodology will enhance the ability of discrete part manufacturing companies to implement a model-based enterprise (MBE). The use of a clear capability assessment will accelerate MBE technology development by CAD software vendors. This can increase the business opportunities for both manufacturing companies and technology providers.
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 15-999
Report Number


CAD, PMI, verification, validation, testing
Created November 12, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018