EXPRESS Compilation (part of
online Translation Service)
The syntax checker is used to check the validity of EXPRESS files.
HTML Pretty Printer
The pretty printer converts your EXPRESS files to an easily-readable and navigable HTML version.
Short to Long converter
The short to long converter converts a short-form EXPRESS schema to the corresponding long form.
According to ISO TC184/SC4 standards, including ISO 10303 (STEP), entity data types in EXPRESS schemas have a corresponding "short name" in addition to their full "long" name. These short names originally grew out of the concern for keeping files as short as possible, as the long names were very long and appeared many times in a file. Short names are mainly used in exchange files, while long names are mainly used in EXPRESS models.
Short/Long Name Generators
Also part of our Translation Service, these generators help you develop valid entity type names by notifying you of any conflicts with existing names.
Short Name Server
In October of 2000 STEP Tools took over the administration of the short names from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In providing this service, we have tried to make it easier to navigate and find short names by sorting them according to schemas.