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			Product Data Exchange Standard/Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - 




A set of standards under development for communicating a complete product model with sufficient information content that advanced CAD/CAM applications can interpret. PDES is under development as a national (U.S.) standard and STEP is under development as its international counterpart. 




 Acronym: PDES/STEP





 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994





	
	
Related Terms: Product Data Exchange Standard/Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - communications | computer-aided design | computer-aided manufacturing | data | exchange | file | interchange | product | standard |

Product Model - A data model that contains the functions and physical characteristics of each unit of a product throughout its complete life cycle (from requirements specification to disposal). Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

Related Terms: Product Model - acquisition | data | design | engineering | life cycle | model | product | support |

Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - A standard under development which will be used to describe a product in a neutral format over its complete life-cycle in a hardware-independent way. Acronym: STEP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom. "CALS: Computer Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support: The Executive Guide"

Related Terms: Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | data | exchange | hardware | interchange | life cycle | standard |


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