ISO/PAS 17506:2012 describes the COLLADA schema. COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity that defines an XML-based schema to enable 3D authoring applications to freely exchange digital assets without loss of information, enabling multiple software packages to be combined into extremely powerful tool chains.
The purpose of ISO/PAS 17506:2012 is to provide a specification for the COLLADA schema in sufficient detail to enable software developers to create tools to process COLLADA resources. In particular, it is relevant to those who import to or export from digital content creation (DCC) applications, 3D interactive applications and tool chains, prototyping tools, real-time visualization applications such as those used in the video game and movie industries, and CAD tools.
ISO/PAS 17506:2012 covers the initial design and specifications of the COLLADA schema, as well as a minimal set of requirements for COLLADA exporters.