Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Migration Plan for Product Data Standards



Mary Mitchell, William Gruttke


A significant benefit of using standards is that standards ease the migration from one computing environment to another. But what happens when the migration if from one standard to another? The organization that led the creation of both has committed to develop a migration plan for organizations who need to move from IGES to STEP. The objective of both of these standards is to provide a common representation for sharing of digital product data, from concept through design, analysis, manufacture, and support. This paper describes the output of a workshop that was held to kick-off the development of a migration plan.
E-Com Magazine


IGES, international standards, metrics for product data exchange, migration plan, STEP


Mitchell, M. and Gruttke, W. (1996), Migration Plan for Product Data Standards, E-Com Magazine (Accessed July 25, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created January 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021