CAx-IF overview CAx-IF overview

Computer-Aided x Implementer Forum - CAx-IF


Objective of the CAx-IF is to improve STEP translator quality and decrease translator time-to-market in the Computer-Aided "x" domain ("x" standing for design, manufacturing and inspection).

Related standard

ISO 10303 STEP AP 242: link to AP242 web site.

Specific domain: 3D model based mechanical design (to be extended to 3D NC manufacturing and 3D inspection)

Way of working

Two test rounds per year, with two face to face meetings with Virtual Meetings between Summits as required to support agenda

Meetings alternating between the hosting organizations to facilitate member participations

For more information

CAx IF public web site address:

Links to supporting associations related webpages:

Related ASD SSG projects pages / recommendations

ASD recommendation for STEP AP242:

Related component standard for AP242 ed2: link

ASD SSG recommendations

The ASD SSG recommend to its members to participate in the CAx IF User Group.

The CAx IF User Group drives the priorities of the Interoperability Test Rounds of the CAx IF Implementer Groups.