Siemens PLM Software's JT data format, a lightweight data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real-time throughout all phases of the product's lifecycle, has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an International Standard. JT allows manufacturers to move 3D product data among CAD and PLM software applications supporting the standard.
"General Motors has used the JT file format for more than a decade as part of our PLM strategy for lightweight 3D visualization and collaboration," said Nick Bell, CIO, global product development, General Motors. "JT allows our team to easily communicate design data across the enterprise and our supply chain, improving our ability to communicate and collaborate visually. For this reason, we are very pleased to see JT finally recognized as an ISO International Standard."
Siemens PLM Software worked closely with ProSTEP iViP, a global consortium committed to advancing open standards, to complete the process of gaining ISO International Standard status for JT. ProSTEP iViP was also instrumental in the publication of the JT File Format Reference document as a Publicly Available Specification (ISO PAS 14306) in October 2009.
ISO IS14306 provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the JT data format enabling corporations and software vendors the ability to further leverage JT in their PLM workflow and software applications.
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