LOTAR Online Meeting 8 – 10 September 2020

11 August 2020

The next LOTAR International Meeting will be held on 8 – 10 September 2020. Due to the continuing restrictions concerning travel and face-to-face meetings in the context of Covid-19, this meeting will be held fully online, with two 2.5-hour sessions each day. The project leadership will get together the week before to compile a project status […]


Memorandum of Understanding between NAFEMS, AFNeT, PDES, Inc. and prostep ivip on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-IF

6 December 2019

To formalize the cooperation with the LOTAR Engineering Analysis and Simulation Working Group (EAS WG) and the CAE Interoperability Forum (CAE-IF), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NAFEMS and the associations supporting LOTAR and the CAE-IF: AFNeT, PDES, Inc. and prostep ivip. This MoU extends the first MoU between LOTAR EAS WG and NAFEMS in 2016. The objective is to accelerate wider implementation of the ISO STEP […]


LOTAR International Project venturing into new areas

12 April 2018

With the advancement of its key target data format standards, most of all STEP AP242 Edition 2, the LOTAR International project will conclude its recent development phase and move on to new topics in a variety of domains. For the planned extension of LOTAR towards long-term archiving and retrieval of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) data, […]


New parts of the LOTAR standard on their way to publication

7 December 2017

The LOTAR project finalized five parts of the EN/NAS standards series for long-term archiving and retrieval of product data and prepared the documents for publication. Part 020 on “Governance and Preservation Planning” describes how the processes and responsibilities defined in ISO 14721 (Open Archive Information System, OAIS) shall be mapped on the organizational structures of […]


LOTAR Workshop in St. Simons Island, USA

19 October 2016

The Engineering Analysis and Simulation (EAS) workgroup reached out to vendors of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software and related STEP interfaces by holding an online presentation during the recent LOTAR workshop, in cooperation with the CAx Implementor Forum (CAx-IF) and supported by NAFEMS, the worldwide CAE community. More than 30 participants from over 15 companies attended. […]


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