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Elysium Major Product Update Now Supports QIF 3.0

Update offers primary support of QIF 3.0 with bi-directional translation and validation of the MBD portion

Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:00

(DMSC: Rochester, NY) -- Software company Elysium has announced support for QIF 3.0 (Quality Information Framework) in the latest product update of its 3DxSUITE EX9, available Aug. 1, 2021. This newest update offers primary support of QIF 3.0 with bi-directional translation and validation of the model-based definition (MBD) portion. Elysium also supports change detection within QIF, as with any supported format.

Elysium’s inquiries for QIF have grown the over the past couple of years and its level of QIF support continues to evolve, responding to increasing customer demand.

“The model-based enterprise (MBE) first-movers are increasing their MBE objectives from MBD visual aides to leveraging more from semantic information to achieve machine-readable workflows, which is where formats like QIF and STEP AP242 can add life cycle value for automation,” explains Annalise Suzuki, vice president of technology and engagement. “Based on the increased demand in this area, we are excited to add support for QIF 3.0 with continued collaboration from our innovative customers.”

“We are very pleased to see continued demand by the MBD community as our valued DMSC solution providers, such as Elysium, respond to their customer’s requests to include QIF 3.0 support,” adds DMSC president, Curtis Brown, reflecting on this recent development.

“Our multi-CAD exchange and 3D interoperability expertise provide an ideal position to strongly support CAD and QIF connectivity, as well as validation,” says Kentaro Fukuta, global business general manager at Elysium Japan.

As a current DMSC member, Elysium has been jointly working with customers in industry and metrology vendors for QIF-supported workflows. For more information about Elysium support for QIF click here.

About DMSC

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC Inc.), founded in 2005, is a nonprofit consortium organization with the responsibility of developing and maintaining the QIF standard (ISO 23952: 2020), and other metrology standards. (QIF was elevated to an ISO standard in August 2020.) The broader DMSC mission is to promote, foster, and develop interoperability standards and quality data frameworks for the manufacturing field of digital metrology. The purpose of these digital metrology standards is to positively impact the digital thread for the model-based enterprise (MBE). The DMSC is an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer, as well as a category A liaison to ISO. The consortium invites participation within the consortium of other standards groups and activities that seek to resolve the technology and other issues of automated (digital) metrology.

Elysium is a software company that has been in the forefront of 3D geometry handling and data translation for over three decades. With the rapid spread of 3D data and move towards accomplishing MBD/MBE initiatives, Elysium has been providing industry leading 3D interoperability and point cloud solutions throughout the world including industry leaders such as Boeing, Daimler, Alpine F1 Team, Toyota and more than 3,500 other companies. Elysium also has OEM partnerships with leading companies worldwide.

Elysium has its global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan as well as R&D and marketing offices in the US and Europe. With more than 90 employees worldwide and a network of international partners and distributors, Elysium solutions have become the de facto standard for many world-class companies.


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