Marketing Communications Assistant at Theorem Solutions
Latest CADverter products support MBD processing as standard
November 11th, 2015 by Katharine Edmonds
When working with different suppliers as part of the design and manufacturing process, there will always be a requirement to exchange design data back and forth. However, the CAD systems used by different suppliers may be different to the ones you use.
So how do you go about exchanging data if it’s in a different format?
Theorem CADverter products offer the capability to receive, create, work with or share CAD data that is not native to your own company. CADverter allows direct translation between many of the major CAD systems as well as standards based formats such as STEP.
The latest CADverter range of products from Theorem now support the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information as standard.
This is helping to streamline the manufacturing process into a paper free process by producing an information rich 3D CAD model that fully defines a product/component ready for manufacture.
CADverter products translate assembly structure, geometry, attribute, and where available 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) (FTA) (GD&T) and Metadata between CAD systems. As modern 3D CAD applications allow for the insertion of 3D dimensions and annotations, as well as other product information within the 3D digital data set, for both components and assemblies, the risk of error is greatly reduced as all information required to manufacture is also translated to the new format helping to remove the need for the more traditional 2D drawing creation process.
The benefits of using Theorem’s CADverter translation products to help to achieve a completely digital design to manufacturing process include decreases in costs and time to manufacture, an improvement in quality and a reduction in ambiguity through eliminating potential errors, and the safeguarding of Intellectual Property with CAD neutral or lightweight formats.
With additional support for the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information from native CAD in to a variety of CAD formats, Theorem’s high quality, cost effective CADverter solutions help to solve the issue of working with and sharing incompatible data formats.
For more information on the products in the CADverter range, MBD or Theorem Solutions visit www.theorem.com