ISO QIF is made up of 8 parts:

Part 1: QIF Overview – Description of the general content and structure of the entire QIF information model, including the highest level data structures.

Part 2: QIF Library – Core QIF data structures used throughout different QIF application areas.

Part 3: QIF MBD – Or Model-Based Definition, QIF MBD defines a digital data format to convey part geometry (typically called the “CAD” model) and information to be consumed by downstream manufacturing quality processes, such as PMI.

Part 4: QIF Plans – Defines the digital format to convey measurement plans, which could include a set of features and characteristics to be measured, resources to be used, measurement procedure to be used, etc.

Part 5: QIF Resources – Digital definition of dimensional measurement resources, sufficient for use in generating a high level measurement plan for product certification, acceptance, or any other common application of dimensional measurement data.

Part 6: QIF Rules – Defines for format for specifying measurement rules, which are also sometimes referred to as measurement templates or measurement macros.

Part 7: QIF Results – Defines the format for specifying results of quality operations.

Part 8: QIF Statistics – Used to define statistical analysis of a set of results (e.g., individuals, averages, standard deviations, max, min, etc.)

QIF was elevated to an ISO Standard in August 2020.  Click for more information on ISO 23592:2020

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