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MIL-STD-31000 Technical Data Packages (TDPs)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) MIL-STD-31000 standard prescribes the requirements for preparing a technical data package (TDP), which is composed of one or more TDP elements and related TDP data management products. The purpose of the TDP is to provide an authoritative technical description of an item which is clear, complete and accurate, and in a form and format adequate for its intended use. A TDP contains elements, is described by a level and type, and may have associated metadata and supplementary technical data.

Technical Data Package relationships from MIL-STD=31000B
Technical Data Package relationships from MIL-STD=31000B

The 3D PDF Consortium and now the PDF Association’s 3D PDF TWG are developing guidance on supporting MIL-STD-31000.


DoD Standard  Date
MIL-STD-31000 November 2009
MIL-STD-31000A February 2013
MIL-STD-31000B October 2018 Introduces the concept of the 3Di PDF viewable Technical Data Packages (TDPs) as an option in creation and delivery of Technical Data Packages.



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The US DoD MIL-STD-31000 standard describes requirements for preparing technical data packages (TDPs) which can be packaged in 3D PDF files.

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Communities: 3D PDF TWG, 3D PDF User LWG

ISO Group Responsible: ISO TC171 SC2 WG7

ISO Status: status of all PDF-related ISO work

Publications: PDF in Manufacturing


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