QIF 3.0 is Now Available

Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) recently announced the release of the updated version of the Quality Information Framework (QIF) Standard: QIF 3.0.

Under the DMSC, a working group develops Rule Types and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Schema in the QIF standard. The goal is to develop a rule model, i.e., the standard of representing rules used in inspection process planning.

The latest QIF 3.0 version is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard and was submitted and achieved ISO/TC184/SC4 fast-track approval. One of the key functions in QIF is measurement rule types and XML schema, i.e., QIF Rules. These rules provide the industry with a standard way of representing and sharing dimensional measurement strategy and resources selection rules in a supplier network employing various CAD software platforms. For example, an OEM can specify what type of coordinate measuring machine, probes, and probe tips can be used based on the tightest tolerance, smallest internal feature size, longest internal feature size, feature orientations in a setup, the part bounding box sizes in X, Y, and Z, and measurement requirements.


QIF is an American National Standard supporting Digital Thread concepts in engineering applications ranging from product design through manufacturing to quality inspection. Based on the XML Standard, it contains a Library of XML Schema ensuring both data integrity and data interoperability in Model-Based Enterprise implementation.  DMSC is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of this standard.

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You can see the complete announcement here