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Computer Integrated Manufacturing needs powerful, widely accepted and standardised interfaces. These interfaces allow access to data produced and archived on computing equipment which is no longer in active use, communication between hardware and software from different vendors and paperless exchange of information. ESPRIT Project 322 "CAD Interfaces" (CAD*I), begun in 1984, was a five-year research and development programme on CAD interfaces with the aim of defining some missing interface specifications in the environment of computer aided design (CAD) systems for mechanical engineering. Based on the experiences and results of former national standardisation initiatives, the CAD*I project team aimed to contribute to the first international standard for product data exchange. The standardisation work in CAD data exchange at international level was performed under the name STEP: Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. This is one of a series of books which summarise the results of ESPRIT Project CAD*I. It includes detailed descriptions of the CAD*I database group achievements and the CAD*I database interface.

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Authors: RAFLIK M, CISIGRAPH, Data Base Group, Vitrolles (FR);PÄTZOLD B (EDITORS), Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Rechneranwendung in Planung und Konstruktion, Karlsruhe (DE);PATZOLD B (EDITORS), Universitat Karlsruhe, Institut fur Rechneranwendung in Planung und Konstruktion, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12937 EN (1990) Vol. 5, 144 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-53383-4
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