TransMagic Announces R11 with Powerful MBD and Digital Mock-up Tools


Optimized with World-Class CAD Viewing, Healing, and Translation

WESTMINSTER, CO – October 16, 2014 – TransMagic, Inc., the leading developer of powerful, 3D multi-CAD interoperability software, announces the release of TransMagic R11. With support for new CAD formats and comprehensive metadata, plus new tools for job estimating and virtual mock-up, TransMagic R11 stands alone with a level of functionality, fidelity and value that is rare in the global design and manufacturing space. 

Advanced Assembly Part Management with TransMagic

Image 1: TransMagic R11 Precise Positioning

More than 100 new features were developed for R11 to enhance customer usability and deliver productive tools for manufacturing professionals working with 3D data. “When people think of TransMagic, they think of the world’s most powerful CAD healing and translation software,” says CEO Todd Reade. “But R11 has raised the bar in other areas as well, including CAD model comparison, metadata translation and precise virtual mock-up. These tools improve the communication of 3D information and streamline difficult manufacturing processes.”

Key enhancements:

  1. Comprehensive support for Model Based Definition (MBD)
  2. Virtual mock-up tools: Precise Positioning, Assembly Tree Manipulation
  3. New Supported CAD Formats

Comprehensive Model Based Definition (MBD) Support
With TransMagic, you can view or capture critical manufacturing information in 3D form. TransMagic R11 introduces a new PMI toolset to facilitate working with metadata within 3D models. The new PMI Browser lets you quickly review different scenes containing metadata and interrogate the associativity of each. Additional views can be created, captured or exported for clear communication across channels and downstream in presentations and design reviews. When semantic PMI is selected in TransMagic, the corresponding geometry highlights to confirm association. TransMagic can save PMI into any 3D format, even STL and OBJ.

Virtual Mock-up Tools: Precise Positioning, Assembly Tree Manipulation
The new Precise Positioning functionality allows easy and accurate placement of parts in an assembly. Many alignment features in the toolset make it simple to position and align parts exactly where needed in 3D space. Create a new assembly by importing parts, in multiple formats, into a blank assembly. Scale parts to the required size, place them and save the entire digital mock-up in any 3D format. Using TransMagic, prepare digital mock-ups or virtual prototypes with rapid precision. The new Dynamic Dimensioning and Micrometer can accelerate any kind of manufacturing measurements or design mock-ups for estimating, packaging and rapid prototyping.

Model Based Definition: Associative PMI

Image 2: TransMagic R11 Associative Product Manufacturing Information (PMI)

New assembly management tools help navigate through increasingly complex 3D CAD data structures. Now you can Open parts in a New Document to work outside the complexity of the assembly. When finished, a single click will return the modified part back into the original assembly model. The new Assembly Browser provides additional tools to find, view and even reorganize assembly hierarchy for downstream use. The new View Browser creates a catalog of standard and custom views that can be captured or exported for presentation and design reviews. The new features for part positioning, view capture, assembly management and dimensioning, make TransMagic a true multi-CAD digital mock-up application.

New CAD Formats and Versions
R11 introduces support for new 3D formats including:

  • 3D PDF
  • Solid Edge
  • STEP AP 242
  • POD
  • Collada
  • JT config file

In addition, R11 includes updated version support for all the major CAD formats including ACIS, CATIA V5, CATIA V6, DWG, HSF, IGES, JT, Autodesk Inventor, NGRAIN, Parasolid, Pro/E, Creo, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, TransMagic and NX UG.

TransMagic now supports the ‘JT config file’ used by automotive OEM’s to deliver JT models to exacting specifications. The TransMagic format, TMR, supports new features such as view capture and PMI. Use TMR as an archive format to save the state of a CAD model, including PMI and captured views.

“Our customers rely on quality 3D data,” states Reade. “Manufacturing metadata, such as PMI, contained in 3D models, is critical to efficient manufacturing. Reliable 3D data needs to persist all the way through to the shop floor, to prevent adding wasted materials to the scrap heap. That’s why we have gone to great lengths to read and capture all PMI and output it, with confidence, to any 3D format.” TransMagic R11 delivers the full scope of 3D CAD data reuse tools - "solid" models, with complete analysis and meta-data information, in the right format.

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