Accession Number : ADA261278


Title :   Guidelines for the Specification and Validation of IGES Application Protocols


Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD


Personal Author(s) : Harrison, Randy J ; Palmer, Mark E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261278.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : This document provides a background discussion of product data, describes the concept of IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) application protocols, specifies the technical content of an IGES application protocol, describes a validation methodology for these application protocols, and provides guidelines for the implementation of an IGES application protocol. A key conclusion of the background discussion of product data is that IGES application protocols must be developed in order to achieve consistent and reliable exchanges of product data within specified application areas. The technical content of an IGES application protocol includes a conceptual information model for the application area with its supporting documentation, an application protocol format specification with a protocol usage guide, and a set of application protocol format test cases. These test cases must be used in concert with a well-defined testing methodology. Since no complete IGES application protocols currently exist, this document describes a current implementation of an application protocol process that is based on a partially complete application protocol. The document also includes a specific example of a simple application protocol that meets the technical content requirements.... Application validation, CAD Data exchange, Computer-aided design and drafting, Data exchange standards, Data translation quality assurance, Data translators, IGES, IGES application protocols, Information management, Validation of data translators.


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *EXCHANGE , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , MODELS , COMPUTERS , DOCUMENTS , STANDARDS , BACKGROUND , DRAFTING , TRANSLATORS , QUALITY ASSURANCE , TRANSLATIONS , GRAPHICS , FORMATS , QUALITY , SPECIFICATIONS , VALIDATION , METHODOLOGY , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE