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STEP File Analyzer and Viewer User Guide (Update 6)

June 24, 2020
Author(s)
Robert Lipman, Soonjo Kwon
The STEP File Analyzer and Viewer opens a STEP (ISO 10303 - STandard for Exchange of Product model data) Part 21 file and (1) generates a spreadsheet or CSV files of all entity and attribute information, (2) creates a visualization (view) of part geometry

Software to Report Product and Manufacturing Information in QIF Files

December 4, 2019
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
The QIF PMI Report (QPR) software generates a spreadsheet from a Quality Information Framework (QIF) file containing Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). QIF is a unified XML framework standard for computer-aided quality QIF systems, available free

STEP File Analyzer and Viewer User Guide (Update 5)

June 28, 2018
Author(s)

Robert R. Lipman

This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer and Viewer, a software tool that analyzes and generates a spreadsheet or a set of CSV (comma-separated value) files from a STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) file. The spreadsheets

STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 4)

August 17, 2017
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer, a software tool that analyzes and generates a spreadsheet or a set of CSV (comma-separated value) files from a STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) file. The spreadsheets simplify

IFC File Analyzer Software

March 30, 2017
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
The IFC File Analyzer software generates a spreadsheet or CSV files from an IFC file. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is the data exchange standard used to facilitate interoperability in the building and construction industry. IFC is developed by

STEP File Analyzer Software

March 30, 2017
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
The STEP File Analyzer is a software tool that generates a spreadsheet or CSV files from a STEP (ISO 10303 –STandard for Exchange of Product model data) Part 21 file. STEP files are used to represent product and manufacturing information (PMI) and for data

Automating Robot Planning using Product and Manufacturing Information

May 9, 2016
Author(s)
Frederick M. Proctor, Gijs van der Hoorn, Robert R. Lipman
Advances in sensing, modeling, and control have made it possible to increase the accuracy of robots, and enable them to perform in dynamic environments. Often, performance deficiencies are not evident until late in the development of the manufacturing

STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 3)

April 27, 2016
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer, a software tool that analyzes and generates a spreadsheet from a STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) file. The spreadsheets simplify inspecting information in the STEP file at an

Exploring Model-Based Engineering Concepts for Additive Manufacturing

September 15, 2015
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman, Jeremy S. McFarlane
Robust geometry and tolerance representations are needed in additive manufacturing for precise part specification and interoperability with downstream activities such as manufacturing, inspection, and long-term archiving. A disconnection exists between

Tolerance Specification and Related Issues for Additively Manufactured Products

August 12, 2015
Author(s)
Gaurav Ameta, Robert R. Lipman, Paul W. Witherell, Shawn P. Moylan
Additive manufacturing (AM) has gained increased attention in the last decade as a versatile manufacturing process for customized products. AM process can create complex free-form shapes, internal cavities and lattices, which are either not feasible or

Streamlining the Additive Manufacturing Digital Spectrum: A Systems Approach

October 18, 2014
Author(s)
Duck B. Kim, Paul W. Witherell, Robert R. Lipman, Shaw C. Feng
Additive Manufacturing (AM) provides great potential for industrial manufacturers who require low volume and functional, highly complex end use products. Given AM’s potential, numerous research efforts are underway to reduce the time and improve the

STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 2)

April 25, 2014
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer, a software tool that generates a spreadsheet from a STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) file. The spreadsheets simplify inspecting information in the STEP file at an entity and

Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop Summary Report

December 4, 2013
Author(s)
Christopher U. Brown, Joshua Lubell, Robert R. Lipman
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and recommendations from the Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop held during the PDES, Inc. offsite meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland in March of 2013. The purpose of the workshop was to identify

Model Based Enterprise Summit Report

November 4, 2013
Author(s)
Joshua Lubell, Simon P. Frechette, Robert R. Lipman, Frederick M. Proctor, John A. Horst, Mark G. Carlisle, Paul J. Huang
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and recommendations from the Model-Based Enterprise Summit held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in December of 2012. The purpose of the Summit was to identify challenges, research

Real-Time Monitoring: Augmenting Building Information Modeling with 3D Imaging Data to Control Drilling for Embeds into Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks

September 16, 2013
Author(s)
Manu Akula, Robert R. Lipman, Marek Franaszek, Geraldine S. Cheok, Kamel S. Saidi, Vineet Kamat
A major contributing factor attributed to accidents in construction is the lack of hazard recognition due to limited visibility that characterizes construction projects. Real-time monitoring systems that utilize context aware computing techniques

A Survey of Standards for Product Lifecycle Management of Structural Composites

August 7, 2013
Author(s)
Christopher U. Brown, Joshua Lubell, Robert R. Lipman, Gaurav Ameta
Composites are needed when designing components with a high strength (along a particular direction) to weight ratio. Composites are widely used in the automotive, sports and aerospace industries. Designing a composite component requires highly concurrent

STEP File Analyzer User's Guide

December 13, 2012
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer that generates a spreadsheet from a STEP file. The spreadsheet simplifies inspecting information in the STEP file at an entity and attributes level. Geometric, PMI, assembly, annotation, attribute, and

Image-based 3D Mapping of Rebar Location for Automated Assessment of Safe Drilling Areas Prior to Placing Embedments in Concrete Bridge Decks

May 23, 2012
Author(s)
Mani Golparvar-Fard, Behshad Ghadimi, Kamel S. Saidi, Geraldine S. Cheok, Marek Franaszek, Robert R. Lipman
This paper presents a new image-based approach for 3D mapping the locations of the rebar and embedded components in a railway bridge deck prior to placement of concrete. Our approach enables practitioners to quickly and automatically identify where the

Development and Use of the NIST Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site Testbed

December 16, 2011
Author(s)
Kamel S. Saidi, Geraldine S. Cheok, Marek Franaszek, Christopher U. Brown, Jeremy Swerdlow, Robert R. Lipman, Itai Katz, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Paul Goodrum, Manu Akula, Gabriel Dadi, Behshad Ghadimi
The Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site (IACJS) Testbed is a large laboratory facility that was established at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2011. The creation of the testbed was motivated by the need for such

SteelVis User's Guide

October 3, 2011
Author(s)
Robert R. Lipman
This guide describes how to use SteelVis and its associated programs. SteelVis has two main functions: (1) to translate a CIS/2 (CIMsteel Integration Standards) file into an interactive 3D model in the form of a VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language)