November 12, 2020 ᛫ 2:00 pm ET
Using QIF to Trace Engineering Changes
One of the largest business benefits from digital 3D CAD data exchange in the supply chain is managing engineering change communication and management. However, the details are often obscured because machine-readable data is challenging to comprehend by leaders and implementors.
Learn how the Quality Information Framework (QIF) can be leveraged to communicate changes and how traceability occurs during the change handoff.
When the Quality Department receives an Engineering Change, we must explore data exchange using QIF across the supply chain handoff:
- Show QIF export from source model using Capvidia and Elysium QIF export
- Show source to QIF derivative model comparison using Capvidia and Elysium validation
- Show an automated engineering change comparison using Capvidia and Elysium reporting
- Show the changes on the shop floor
QIF is a highly interoperable and flexible framework that enables:
- Software vendors to easily implement
- Accurate and reliable data exchange during the supply chain handoff
The more companies that see a robust digital data exchange process as it changes hands from company to company, the more we Trust Digital.
Jennifer Herron is the Founder & CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business that specializes in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g. Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation, she also serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as member of the ASME Y14.46 Subcommittee on Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing (AM), ASME Y14.47 Model Organization Practices, ASME Y14.37 Composite Part Drawings, and co-chair of the ASME MBE Steering Committee.