How To Use STEP Geometry for Engineering Analysis

Due to the evolving nature of the engineering analysis and simulation market this publication no longer represents current best practice and has been archived. The document may be of historical interest and is therefore still available for purchase.

This guide is aimed at system managers who are implementing and supporting data exchange by purchasing STEP interfaces and users who want to communicate with customers and/or suppliers about using STEP for data exchange.

What the guide covers:

  • What STEP interfaces are available
  • What the parts and conformance classes cover
  • How to choose which part and conformance class to use.

During the course of engineering analysis there are many information flows which would benefit from the availability of neutral file exchange. The group who have developed this guide are primarily involved in the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to Finite Element interface. However, the parts of STEP which cover FE data are not yet at International Standard level prototype implementations have been developed. Therefore this guide is restricted to the exchange of engineering data between a CAD system and a FE pre-processor.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE STEP

OVERVIEW OF STEP

GEOMETRIC MODEL TYPES

AIC PARTS

STEP APPLICATION

GEOMETRY EXCHANGE PROBLEMS

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

RESOURCE PARTS OF STEP

GLOSSARY

FURTHER INFORMATION

Books, Reports and Newsletters

WEB Sites

 

Document Details

ReferenceHT12
AuthorsGoult. R Greenfield. D
LanguageEnglish
AudienceAnalyst
TypePublication
Date 1st January 2001
RegionTechnical

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