Elysium Provides Quality Information Framework (QIF) for Translation and Validation to/from CAD

New software capability connects design, manufacturing and quality inspection phases and streamlines workflows to support MBD/MBE.

New software capability connects design, manufacturing and quality inspection phases and streamlines workflows to support MBD/MBE.

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Elysium will release a solution for multi-CAD to/from QIF for translation and validation between users. The added capability will be part of the new release of ASFALIS software planned for early 2020.

A Quality Information Framework (QIF) is an XML architecture that defines, organizes and associates quality information needed in manufacturing systems. 

The new solution will semantically connect the design, manufacturing and inspection phases and streamline design to inspection and quality management workflow. With this capability, users will be able to translate CAD geometry and product manufacturing information (PMI) to QIF and import high-quality data to QIF-supported metrology software and hardware.

In addition, Elysium will offer advanced solutions such as:

  • validation between native CAD data and translated QIF data;
  • validation between original QIF data and QIF data after editing; and
  • translation from edited QIF to CAD.

“We’re providing a sensible solution for streamlining the manufacturing process by supporting the QIF lead taken by DMSC, where Elysium has a strong presence,” says Atsuto Soma, CTO at Elysium. “With translation tools between multi-CAD and QIF not yet widely developed in industry, manufacturers throughout the world have high expectations for a forthcoming solution. Elysium has advanced its geometry handling and CAD translation technologies significantly over the years—while continually strengthening genuine partnerships with major CAD vendors.”

Elysium is conducting a presentation and demonstration session of its QIF solution at the annual 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) (Oct. 7-11, 2019) in Golden, CO. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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