MIL-STD-31000B : DOD Standard Practice Techincal Data Packages
CAD data as created in its original authoring software format. In general, only the original authoring software format is capable of reading, editing and interpreting native CAD data. (Examples: CREO, CATIA, Autodesk, SolidWorks, etc.) Generally native CAD data is the only format suitable to serve as master technical data. Native CAD data may also serve as authoritative technical data.
See Also:
CAD, Data, Master Technical Data, Authoritative Technical Data, Native, Native Format, Neutral, Neutral CAD Data