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Next Version QIF – Phase 1 Conclusions Complete

One of the key objectives for the DMSC is to promote adoption of QIF (Quality Information Framework) as an industrial digital metrology standard. While QIF 3.0 has been mainstream as an ANSI standard since 2018 and an ISO standard since 2020, the digital world continues to evolve. The DMSC understands that QIF needs to adapt to thrive in a world…



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Leveraging QIF for MBD

Curious about how to catalyze the digital thread with feedback loops made possible by MBD plus QIF to establish an interoperable and automatable Bill of Characteristics (BoC)? At our June 28, 2022 QIF Tech Series Coffee Chat (1), Action Engineering CEO Jennifer Herron demonstrated how the Quality Information Framework Version (QIF) 3.0 defines the BoC as a list of all…



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DMSC Seeks Sponsors for IMTS 2022 Event

Attention Solution Providers: We have a low-cost marketing opportunity for those of you attending/exhibiting at IMTS 2022! DMSC seeks Sponsors to support the DMSC General Membership Meeting & Mixer at IMTS.  This event will be held on Tuesday, September 13th @ 4–6pm. Your support will help offset the DMSC cost to offer an open bar and hors d'oeuvres to our…



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DMSC Offers Members a “Home Base” during IMTS

DMSC will have a booth (Booth #135000) at IMTS for the entire duration of the show, September 12 – 17, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Our booth will be manned by Mark Thomas, DMSC Executive Director as well as an informal rotation of DMSC Members and Directors. While some DMSC member companies may also have a booth at the…



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Next Version QIF: Phase 1, Final Report

The final report of the Next QIF planning project (Phase 1) is being drafted by Dr. Tom Kramer. Phase 1 is essentially a project to identify WHAT are the proposed changes to QIF 3.0, which of them should be made, and how shall those changes be designated (QIF 3.1 or QIF 4.0). Over the last few weeks, as feedback from…



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QIF Exploratory Task Group Seeks Participants

Originally announced in April, 2022, a DMSC Exploratory Task Group will investigate the feasibility of a formalized QIF training program. With QIF-centric educational opportunities being sparse, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium sees new training options as key to future widespread adoption of the Quality Information Framework/QIF standard as industry continues its digital transformation. The DMSC Board of Directors has authorized…



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Next Gen QIF Planning Continues

QIF Project Manager Tom Kramer's efforts to identify and categorize features, functions, and updates to QIF 3.0 continue. He has been conducting various meetings and leading conversations with a wide variety of QIF implementers. Through that process, Tom has identified 109 items/issues that will be considered as potential upgrades to QIF 3.0, yet to be designated as either QIF 3.1…



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High Interest at Next Version QIF Kickoff Meeting

When Tom Kramer accepted the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium's Next Version QIF Project Manager role, he wasted no time in making it a consensus-building effort. A broadcast invitation was sent to an extended distribution list, resulting in nearly 40 stakeholders in the QIF community responding. The invitation list went well beyond the usual DMSC membership. Tom had already reached out…



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PolyWorks® 2022 Supports QIF MBD

On April 11 2022, InnovMetric announced the release of PolyWorks 2022, a new software product that features support for the Quality Information Framework standard (QIF) in Model-Based Definition applications within their new universal data hub. PolyWorks 2022 offers the premiere open digital enterprise infrastructure for managing 3D measurement data. Native CAD and QIF MBD file readers import all Geometric Dimensioning…



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DMSC Selects Tom Kramer to Lead QIF Next Gen Effort

The search for a QIF Project Manager is over. During the last few months, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has been searching for a Quality Information Framework (QIF) Project Manager to oversee the development of the Next Version QIF. After an extensive personnel search of over 50 applicants, the DMSC Board of Directors have selected Tom Kramer as the…