Universal Data Standard & Unified File Format

Many industries have data standards to help ensure the interoperability of the machinery and software involved in building, designing, and shipping their products. Following BCMC 2017, SBCA’s IT Committee began working on a component industry data standard and unified file format. This new file format would contain a set of “truss facts” that would include the base-level information about the structural component such as materials being used, 3D geometry measurements, and quality control information.

Following BCMC 2018, TPI announced it would undertake an initiative to address the interoperability of component manufacturing software and machinery CMs use to manufacture components based on the progress of SBCA’s IT Committee.

Learn more about the concept and the timeline of the project through following links:

SBCA Data Standard Git Hub Repository

TPI Cross-Platform Initiative Blog