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Users Manual for Version 2.2.1 of the NIST DMIS Test Suite



Thomas R. Kramer, John A. Horst


This manual is a users manual for the NIST DMIS Test Suite, version 2.2.1. DMIS (Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard) is a language for writing programs for coordinate measuring machines and other dimensional measurement equipment. The manual describes the directory structure of the Test Suite, how to download and install the Test Suite, and changes from version 2.1.5 (the most recent previous version). The manual also describes how to use four utilites in the Test Suite: dmisParser, dmisConformanceChecker, dmisConformanceRecorder, and dmisConformanceTester. In addition, the manual describes the parser test files and system test files included in the Test Suite. Finally, the manual describes the formal language, DEBNF, used to define the syntax of DMIS.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7735
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DMIS, conformance, testing, parser, EBNF, use, manual, NIST


Kramer, T. and Horst, J. (2010), Users Manual for Version 2.2.1 of the NIST DMIS Test Suite, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created October 25, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017