ISO 10303-233 - Industrial Automation Systems and Integration - Product Data Representation and Exchange
ISO 10303-233 Industrial Automation Systems and Integration -- Product Data Representation and Exchange is an ISO standard which specifies an application protocol for the representation of systems engineering data. It defines the context, scope and information requirements for various development stages during the design of a system. ISO 10303-233 is applicable to any form of system, including aircraft, cars, ships, railways, and plant. It is known informally as "STEP", which stands for "Standard for the Exchange of Product model data". ISO 10303 can represent 3D objects in Computer-aided design (CAD) and related information. ISO 10303-233 is a key enabler for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) which is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for organizations and their extended enterprise.