It is explained why a general interface for optical data between CAD/CAM-Systems is necessary. The requirements for the interface are discussed. The philosophy of a solution is demonstrated and it is shown how to proceed.
"CAD/CAM-Interface For Optical Systems And Optical Drawings", Proc. SPIE 1015, Micromachining Optical Components and Precision Engineering, (11 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949465; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949465