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'''Title(s):''' PSMODEL
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[[Category:Engineering format]]
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'''Title(s):''' [[Title::PSMODEL, PowerSHAPE]]
  
'''Version ID:''' PowerSHAPE 7440 and 8080 (are these tiered versions or releases?) Version 19, Hex: 54 50 53 ASCII: TPS
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'''Version ID:''' [[Version::PowerSHAPE 7440]]
  
'''Date released:''' November 2008
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'''Date released:''' [[Version Date released::2008-11]]
Date: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Date the format was created (YYYY-MM-DD)
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'''Creator(s):''' Delcam
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'''Creator(s):''' [[Creator::Delcam]]
  
Contributor(s): "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - The current maintainers of the engineering format.
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'''Contributor(s):''' [[Contributor::Delcam]]
  
Relationships: - Relationships that the engineering format has with organizations, other formats, etc.
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'''Relationships:''' - Relationships that the engineering format has with organizations, other formats, etc.
  
    * Previous Version(s): "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any engineering format that is a previous version format of this one.  
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* '''Previous Version(s):''' [[Previous Version::]] - Any engineering format that is a previous version format of this one.
  
    * Contains: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any engineering format that is contained by this format.  
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* '''Contains:''' [[Contains::]] - Any engineering format that is contained by this format.
  
    * Syntax Format(s): "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any syntax formats that the engineering format may use.  
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* '''Syntax Format(s):''' [[Syntax Format::]] - Any syntax formats that the engineering format may use.
  
    * Family Format(s): "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any family formats to which the engineering format may belong.  
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* '''Family Format(s):''' [[Family Format::]] - Any family formats to which the engineering format may belong.
  
Description: Empty strings are not accepted. - Main description of the format, which can give extra information not categorized.
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'''Description:''' [[Description::CAD/CAM - PowerSHAPE allows manipulation of the surface form of a CAD model, building from wireframe and making global changes with solid feature operations and editing.]]
  
History: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Historical description depicting major events surrounding development, creation, and maintenance of this format.
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'''Identifier:''' [[Identifier::http://www.powershape.com/]]
  
Example(s): Example Template - Information and example models of the engineering format.
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'''File Extensions:''' [[File Extension::PSMODEL]]
  
Identifier: Empty strings are not accepted. - A URL or other identifier that refers to the engineering format.
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'''Applications:''' CAD/CAM http://www.powershape.com/gallery/gallery.asp
  
Documentation: Documentation Template - Information in general about the engineering format.
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* '''Native application(s):''' [[Delcam]] PowerSHAPE http://www.powershape.com/
  
'''File Extensions:''' PSMODEL
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* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::Engineering Format Application Template]] - Applications which can read or write files of this format, but are not native applications for the format.
  
'''Applications:''' CAD/CAM, Desktop Publishing
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'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::]] - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.
  
    * Native application(s): Delcam PowerSHAPE
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'''Format(s):''' [[Format::image/photoshop, image/x-photoshop, image/psd, application/photoshop, application/psd, zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd]]
  
    * Interoperable applications: Engineering Format Application Template - Applications which can read or write files of this format, but are not native applications for the format.
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'''Rights:''' Proprietary
  
Magic numbers: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.
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'''Sustainability Factors:'''
  
'''Format(s):''' image/photoshop, image/x-photoshop, image/psd, application/photoshop, application/psd, zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd
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* '''Standardization:''' [[Standardization::Proprietary]]
  
'''Rights:''' Proprietary license
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* '''Adoption:''' [[Adoption::]] - Information about how this format has been adopted by other organizations.
  
Sustainability Factors: - Facts about the sustainability of this particular engineering format.
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** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' [[Licensing and patent claims::]] - Any licenses or patent claims that the engineering format makes.
  
    * Standardization: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Information regarding standardization attempts with this format.  
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* '''Self-documentation:''' [[Self-documentation::]] - Any self-documentation capabilities of the format.
  
    * Adoption: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Information about how this format has been adopted by other organizations.  
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* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::]] - Anything that the format depends on outside of its control to function.
  
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* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]] - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
          o Licensing and patent claims: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any licenses or patent claims that the engineering format makes.  
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    * Self-documentation: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any self-documentation capabilities of the format.
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'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::CAD/CAM]]
  
    * External dependencies: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Anything that the format depends on outside of its control to function.  
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'''File classification:''' - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.
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* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::]] - The type of file, choices are binary and text.
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* '''Raster data:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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** '''Raster data 2D:''' - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Raster data 3D:''' - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Geometric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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** '''Implicit representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:''' - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Implicit curves:''' - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Point set:''' - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Mesh:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:''' - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Parametric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:''' - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Parametric curves:''' - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Multi-resolution models:''' - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Assembly:''' - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Force(s):''' - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Material transparency:''' - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  
    * Technical protection considerations: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
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'''References:''' [[References::]] - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
 
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'''Typical use:''' CAD/CAM, Desk-top Publishing
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File classification: - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.
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    * Type {Binary, Text}: Empty strings are not accepted. - The type of file, choices are binary and text.
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    * Raster data: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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          o Raster data 2D: - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Raster data 3D: - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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    * Geometric representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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          o Implicit representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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                + Implicit surfaces: - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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                      # Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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                + Implicit curves: - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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                      # Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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                + Point set: - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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                      # Is Supported: "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Mesh: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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                + Manifold surface meshes: - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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                      # Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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                + Manifold volume meshes: - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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                      # Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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                + Non-manifold meshes: - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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                      # Is Supported: "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Parametric representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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                + Parametric surfaces: - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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                      # Is Supported: "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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                + Parametric curves: - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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                      # Is Supported: "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                      # Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Contour sets: - Can the format support contour sets?
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o NURBS: - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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    * Multi-resolution models: - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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          o Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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          o Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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    * Dynamics: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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          o Kinematics: - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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                + Is Supported: "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: Empty strings are not accepted. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Assembly: - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Force(s): - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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    * Boundary representation - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
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          o Manifold surface boundary representations: - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Manifold volume boundary representations: - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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          o Non-manifold boundary representations: - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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                + Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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                + Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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    * Material transparency: - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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          o Is Supported: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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          o Description: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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References: "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
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Facts about Engineering Format TemplateRDF feed
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Adoption "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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Contains "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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Contributor "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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Creator Entity Template  +
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Description Empty strings are not accepted.
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Documentation Documentation Template  +
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Example Example Template  +
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External dependencies "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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Family Format "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Assembly - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Assembly - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Contour Sets - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Force - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Force - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Implicit Curves - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Kinematics - Description Empty strings are not accepted.
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File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
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File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Material Transparency - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification NURBS - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification NURBS - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
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File Classification Parametric Curves - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
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File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description "" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported "" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
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Latest revision as of 21:51, 10 May 2009

Title(s): PSMODEL, PowerSHAPE

Version ID: PowerSHAPE 7440

Date released: 2008-11

Creator(s): Delcam

Contributor(s): Delcam

Relationships: - Relationships that the engineering format has with organizations, other formats, etc.

  • Previous Version(s): - Any engineering format that is a previous version format of this one.
  • Contains: - Any engineering format that is contained by this format.
  • Syntax Format(s): - Any syntax formats that the engineering format may use.
  • Family Format(s): - Any family formats to which the engineering format may belong.

Description: CAD/CAM - PowerSHAPE allows manipulation of the surface form of a CAD model, building from wireframe and making global changes with solid feature operations and editing.

Identifier: http://www.powershape.com/

File Extensions: PSMODEL

Applications: CAD/CAM http://www.powershape.com/gallery/gallery.asp

Magic numbers: - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.

Format(s): image/photoshop, image/x-photoshop, image/psd, application/photoshop, application/psd, zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd

Rights: Proprietary

Sustainability Factors:

  • Adoption: - Information about how this format has been adopted by other organizations.
    • Licensing and patent claims: - Any licenses or patent claims that the engineering format makes.
  • Self-documentation: - Any self-documentation capabilities of the format.
  • External dependencies: - Anything that the format depends on outside of its control to function.
  • Technical protection considerations: - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.

Typical use: CAD/CAM

File classification: - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.

  • Type {Binary, Text}: - The type of file, choices are binary and text.
  • Raster data: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
    • Raster data 2D: - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Raster data 3D: - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  • Geometric representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
    • Implicit representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
      • Implicit surfaces: - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
      • Implicit curves: - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
      • Point set: - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Mesh: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
      • Manifold surface meshes: - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
      • Manifold volume meshes: - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
      • Non-manifold meshes: - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Parametric representation: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
      • Parametric surfaces: - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
      • Parametric curves: - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
        • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
        • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Contour sets: - Can the format support contour sets?
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • NURBS: - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  • Multi-resolution models: - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
    • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
    • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  • Dynamics: - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
    • Kinematics: - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Assembly: - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Force(s): - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  • Boundary representation - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
    • Manifold surface boundary representations: - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Manifold volume boundary representations: - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
    • Non-manifold boundary representations: - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
      • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
      • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
  • Material transparency: - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
    • Is Supported: - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
    • Description: - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.

References: - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.