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Derivative Working Groups to Provide Key Technical Content for QIF 4.0

A key objective of the QIF 4.0 Working Group is to add/upgrade functionality in the existing QIF 3.0 capability set. The planned QIF enhancements were a result of a Next QIF Phase 1 study to identify the needs of the QIF community, with the goal of accelerating QIF adoption. With QIF 4.0 providing the overall framework, some of the upgrade…



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DMSC Announces QIF 4.0

DMSC Announces Next Version of QIF Will Be 4.0 A long-awaited answer for the QIF (Quality Information Framework) Community has been revealed: the next version of QIF will be 4.0. Phase 1 Recently, the DMSC initiated a Phase 1 project to propose potential enhancements to the current version; QIF 3.0. Dr. Tom Kramer was contracted by the DMSC to evaluate…



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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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PDES, Inc. and DMSC, Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Worth, TX / Rochester, NY August 2, 2021 PDES, Inc. and DMSC, Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding PDES, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSCTM, Inc.). Both organizations seek to improve the ways tools work together to improve standards development, analysis, and define…



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Autodesk Announces Support for QIF 3.0 in AutoCAD Inventor 2022

DMSC News Release March 30, 2021 Autodesk, Inc. recently released AutoCAD Inventor 2022 with a focus on collaboration workflow and automation. Quality Information Framework (QIF) 3.0 support has been added this new release. Previous AutoCAD versions included limited Jupiter Tessellation (JT) file support for exporting Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data, while this latest version adds support for exporting semantic PMI…



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DMSC Announces QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats 2021

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is pleased to announce our upcoming QIF Tech Series of webinars, being presented monthly through December 2021. The webinar series will focus on QIF-centric topics and related subjects such as GD&T and MBE. The 20-30 minute presentations may be introductory level or more advanced content, and are intended to educate a broad variety of…



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QIF Tech Series 2021: DMSC Calls for Presentations

QIF Tech Series 2021 by Digital Metrology Standards Consortium Starting in April 2021, the DMSC kicks off the QIF Tech Series. This will be a series of “Coffee Chat” webinars intended to inform and educate the Quality/Metrology community about Quality Information Framework ("QIF") implementations and best practices. End-users and Solution Providers (SP) are invited to present their perspectives on QIF…



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Everyday QIF Explained at Metromeet 2021

With the acceptance of QIF 3.0 by ISO in 2020, the ability to exchange model-based Quality data up and down the manufacturing supply chain is now a bit more mainstream. Jennifer Herron, CEO of Action Engineering (Golden, Colorado, USA), will present at the virtual 2021 Metromeet Conference March 25, 2021 on applications of the Quality Information Framework (QIF): "How this…



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DMSC 2020+ Roadmap Initiative Revealed

At the direction of the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium Board, Director Jennifer Herron of Action Engineering took the lead in conducting a series of meetings to build the DMSC 2020+ Road Map.  We recently met with Jennifer to capture a summary of those meetings, the output achieved, and next steps. Recap for us the objective of this initiative. Our charge…