The purest application of product data validation requires an installation of the CAD system because native CAD system programming interfaces are used to analyze the model data "in place" without conversion of the underlying CAD part or assembly. The CADIQ Analyzer can be launched from within an active CAD system session or in standalone mode as managed by the CADIQ Controller. The analysis process can either run locally or on a distributed network of workstations. It has a command line interface to enable integration into an automated workflow or PLM process. The CADIQ Analyzer is available for most major CAD systems on UNIX or Windows.