One of the foundations of model-based definition data interoperability is the STEP AP242 standard defined by ISO 10303-242. Having MBD data interoperability is essential to Digital Transformation and creating Digital Threads. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of Boeing’s work on developing this standard with the industry. We will cover the various constituent elements from developing the standard. This will inform attendees in Boeing’s view of the STEP standard, there usage, its value to the enterprise, future vision, and how Boeing benefits from collaborating at an international level on leading the development of industry standards.