QIF Tech Series Coffee Chat – What is QIF: Where did it come from and where is it heading?
Jennifer Herron, DMSC BoD, presents What is QIF 3.0, an ANSI and ISO-approved standard enabling interoperability between Model-Based Definition (MBD), the digital intent, and 3D metrology inspection process measured results.
On November 9th, 2018, the ISO / TC 184 / SC 4 meeting in Chicago, Illinois (USA), approved by “Unanimous Consent” and was sent to Resolution M – Submission of Quality Information Framework (QIF) for Fast Track Ballot. In July 2020, ISO approved and entirely harvested the ANSI/DMSC QIF v3.0 standard, changing only the cover-sheet, copyright, headers, and footers. The ISO ballot includes an Explanatory report for harvesting QIF 3.0 into the ISO TC184 / SC4 Working Group 15 on Digital Manufacturing. It includes a mapping of entities found between STEP-AP 242 and QIF. The QIF website provides a free download of the schema and normative document. Access the QIF Community for a QIF schema browser, QIF sample instance files, QIF source code bindings, QIF “Issues” list, and getting started video. Finally, you can contact the DMSC with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the 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 serves on the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.