An Overview of the Product Data Hyperstandard CD-ROM Prototype
Sanford P. Ressler
The paper describes the contents of the Product Data HyperStandard CD-ROM Prototype containing information related to product data standards. HyperStandard is a generic term describing the application of hypertext and multimedia technologies to standards in general. The CD-ROM contains both browsers for perusing the documents, and a number of other items of interest to the product data community. These include: IGES Version 5; the CALS specifications; preliminary STEP drafts, PDES, Inc. technical documents; the NIST PDES Toolkit; plus miscellaneous other pieces of information. (The sources of data for the document browsers on the CD-ROM prototype were the original electronic documents used to print those documents.) All of these data combined should serve as a useful repository of information for the community of technical experts developing product data standards. This variety of information has been assembled to demonstrate that CD-ROM''s are a convenient and cost-effective medium for use by the people involved in product data standardization efforts.