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Improving CAD to Solver Process with 3D Precise Mesh

In much the same way as physical design has moved from paper 2D drawings to 3D models in software, so has analysis. Designers and manufacturers are rapidly moving away from physical models to perform analyses, such as structural integrity or airflow, in order to shorten design and optimization time, while dramatically improving both the performance and costs of their results.  The processes used for analyses require that the model be discretized into approximations, so that the mathematic equations can be solved at an appropriate scale.

Healing, not just for Precise 3D Models Anymore

In a recent blog post (Healing and Preserving 3D Model Intent) and eBook (Healing as an Essential Function), we wrote about the healing process within the 3D ACIS Modeler and 3D InterOp on precise (B-rep) models. To recap, healing is the process of modifying model data so that it conforms to the rules of the target system, while adhering to the intent of the source.

CGM Core Modeler Enhances Feature Recognition

The 2017 1.1 release of Spatial’s CGM™ Core Modeler improves the robustness of its feature recognition capabilities by extending the range of recognizable structures. Feature recognition rapidly identifies manufacturable structures in a model (such as holes, pads, logos, etc.), enabling users to group and perform subsequent operations on these constructs. This capability enables improvements to many workflows, such as reducing complexity for downstream simulation and analysis.

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When 3D Software Development Toolkits Make Sense

Make or buy is an age old question for anyone building products, whether hardware or software. For example, for a manufacturer, does it make sense to buy a pre-built assembly or design and build their own? The same question arises for software developers: take advantage of existing SDKs to solve a particular problem or write custom code. And unfortunately, the answer always is “it depends.”

Are Your 3D Models Mobile and On the Cloud?

3d mobile imageAs a child, I marveled at antiquity through my great grandmother’s many stories of life in the old west. Born in the 1890s—well before the horseless carriage—she’d speak of waking up before dawn to walk five miles to school each morning. After class, since she was already in town, her parents had her stop by the baker, butcher and general store before visiting the dairy to carry dinner and breakfast home.

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