23 August 1996 Importance to industry of standards in electronic data exchange
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All instruments incorporating lenses are produced with the help of a range of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs. Standardization of the way optical data is specified by these programs will enable the combination of lens designs with mechanical, electrical or electronic designs to take place with less effort and greater accuracy. The STandard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP), a universal interface for CAD programs, has been devised and is now accepted as an international standard (ISO 10303). The Neutral Optical Data Interface Format is proposed as an adjunct to STEP to deal with the optical interface and a working group ISO TC172/SC1/WG4 has been set up to define it. A statement of the Scope of this Working Group, a brief description of the Application Protocol and an example of an Application Activity Model will be presented in this paper and details of a proposed survey to determine the needs of users and industry will be given.
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Prudence Mary J.H. Wormell, Prudence Mary J.H. Wormell, } "Importance to industry of standards in electronic data exchange", Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246694; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246694


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