The Product Data Exchange Standard (PDES)
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PDES stands for Product Data Exchange Standard. A long-term project, chaired by Kalman Brauner of The Boeing Company, currently exists within the IGES Committee to develop PDES. This project has two primary objectives 1 to develop an exchange standard for product data in support of industrial automation and 2 to represent the US position in the International Standards Organization ISO arena relative to the development of a single worldwide standard for the exchange of product data. A new standard is being developed out of the belief that no existing standard can be extended to support industrial automation sufficiently well. Product Data is taken to be more general than product definition data. It includes data relevant to the entire life cycle of a product manufacturing, quality assurance, testing, support, etc. Industrial product areas supported in previous exchange standards work within the IGES committee include mechanical, electrical, plant design, and AEC. While there is no inherent limitation in the PDES scope to these areas, it is naturally to be expected that these areas will be among the first to be addressed within PDES.
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