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PDES

Product Data Exchange using STEP

PDES

(Product Data Exchange using STEP [STandard for the Exchange of Product Model Data]) A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs. It describes a complete product, including the geometric aspects of the images as well as manufacturing features, material properties and tolerance and finish specifications. STEP is ISO 10303. For more information, visit http://pdesinc.com. See IGES.
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Defense will be a large "customer" for the outcome of standard development, including PDES requirements in its defense system contracts and in its technoloy transfer programs.
Informally called STEP in international standards circles, PDES is an outgrowth of IGES, a 10-year-old industry standard for basic graphic and geometric data exchange.
The result is an optimized conversion capability at a fraction of the cost of IGES or PDES translators.
Kiggans also served as President and CEO of SCRA's ATI affiliate and General Manager of PDES, Inc.
PDES has attracted a considerable amount of interest in recent years.
the International Organization for Standardization; the American National Standards Institute; and PDES Inc.