3D CAD Data Translation with 3D InterOp
CAD data is becoming more and more the primary data used in manufacturing, enabling Model Based Engineering to become a reality in large and multi-site corporations and collaborative enterprises. Crucial to this type of process is the ability to share data between different parts of the organization and underlying that is the requirement to access the data regardless of what application generated it.
Spatial understands the importance of high quality data translation, both the quality of the geometry and the associated data that is needed for implementing manufacturing processes. 3D InterOp provides access to the geometrical models inside CAD files as well as the manufacturing and process data associated with the models.
For applications creating new models, 3D InterOp provides export functionality with writers to Industry standards as well as proprietary CAD formats.
For applications working with engineering documents, 3D InterOp provides import of geometric models from a wide range of industry standard formats and CAD formats. Not only will the data read in and display on the screen, but it will be of a high quality and robust for modeling operations and queries due to automatic healing of both geometry and topology.
3D InterOp also provides manufacturing information from the source system. Translation of the definition data for dimensions and geometric tolerances allows for accurate inputs to manufacturing analysis and processing without the worry of human error, while translation of the visualization for annotations allows users to see the information exactly as it was displayed in the source system.
Data reuse is about much more than just a data translation, problems associated with the exchange of data may not become apparent until late in the work flow when investigation and correction of problems is more difficult, more costly and requires more investigation. Having a high quality import reduces these costly problems.
3D InterOp is fully integrated with multiple modeling kernels, including the 3D ACIS Modeler, the Catia CGM modeler and Parasolid® or other modeling engines. Solving the inherent problems associated with CAD data translation throughout the product design and engineering process can be challenging, but 3D InterOp already has solutions for most of those problems built in.
By providing the highest quality of data reuse with the ability to selectively import product structure, graphics data, geometry and manufacturing information from a variety of leading CAD and neutral formats, 3D InterOp offers a means to true competitive differentiation, faster time-to-revenue, and greater quality in your application.
What Can 3D InterOp Offer You?
Greater Quality Through Your Workflow
By delivering the industry’s highest quality solution for data reuse, 3D InterOp reduces development risk in your application and in downstream applications.
Preserve Geometry and Design Intent
3D InterOp goes beyond “import with no errors” by delivering data to be of maximum use throughout the workflow. Data reuse is about ensuring the consistency in the import of 3D data, preserving design intent.
Increase Application Performance
Spatial maintains a continued focus on leveraging multiprocessing/multithreading, direct translation, and improved algorithms to provide faster and faster data access.
Through its architecture, 3D InterOp enables users to optimize the interaction with their data. With functionality to provide selective import based on your application need, 3D InterOp enables your application to focus only on the necessary data for a given task.