Software to Report Product and Manufacturing Information in QIF Files
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 to all implementers. QIF enables the capture, use, and re-use of metrology-related information throughout the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) domains. PMI consists of annotations and attributes that define product geometry and product specifications. PMI includes annotations to specify Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), as well as non-geometric data such as surface texture specifications, finish requirements, process notes, material specifications, and welding symbols.
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology