How does AP-238 work with the other STEP
AP-238 is fully integrated with the other Application Protocols. This means where information is common to AP238 and another AP it can be processed using the same code and systems. A CAD system can read and process the geometry in an AP-238 file because it has the same definition as the geometry in AP-203 and AP-214. A CAD system can read and process the GD&T data in an AP-238 file because it has the same definition in AP-214 and AP-203 e2. The part features in AP-238 are also the same as those in AP-224 so systems that can process AP-224 and AP-240 can also process this data.
How does AP-238 work with XML?
XML is a good language for processing AP-238 data. All of the AP-238 tools developed by STEP Tools process information in XML. The XML specification used is defined by Part 28 of STEP.