The AP242 standard

The scope and foundations of the AP242 standard has been defined in the White Paper "Development of a Convergent Modular STEP Application Protocol Based on AP203 and AP 214:  STEP AP242 – Managed Model Based 3D Engineering" , Version 1.0, 2009‐11‐05. 

The STEP AP242 standard  is managed by ISO/TC 184/SC 4 as ISO 10303 AP242. The purchase of such standard, when released, can be done via the national standardization bodies.

It is developed in a in a phased approach, in several editions, according to business requirements and agreed project plans (scope, resources, time, quality) for coverage of the Managed 3D Model Based Engineering process, as illustrated by the next figure.