The development of an interactive computer graphics application at RPI, sponsored by Pratt & Whitney, to create inspection programs for coordinate measurement machines using complete product definitions, is one step in evaluating the virtue of the PDDI/GMAP endeavor. One of the key factors in computer integrated manufacturing is the need to provide a database for the complete representation of product definition data. The PDDI/GMAP project, sponsored by the United States Air Force, is one of several efforts currently defining environments and neutral data formats for product data definition. The virtue of this data format can only be measured by the success of applications developed to work within this environment.

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