TranscenData Europe has launched a German language edition of version 7.0 of its leading engineering data interoperability solution, CADfix. CADfix 7.0 boasts a host of new features designed to reflect the needs of both new and advanced users, with particular focus on the CAE market. This new version includes the first complete German language user interface to meet the demands of the continually expanding user bases both in Germany and Austria.
Input from German and Austrian users has helped to shape CADfix 7.0, which includes the ability to import native files directly from UG, SolidWorks and Inventor as well as updated support for the latest versions of all major CAD systems, including Pro/E Wildfire and CATIA V5, and the ACIS and Parasolid kernels. As with all CADfix releases, updates and enhancements are included for the standard IGES and STEP interfaces.
To reflect CADfix’s increasing use within the CAE market, version 7.0 also supports the latest CAE systems and includes a new export capability to the Centaur CFD mesher. CADfix 7.0 also boasts impressive new feature selection, recognition and defeaturing algorithms, particularly important for the CAE market.
The user interface of version 7.0 features several enhancements, all designed for clarity and ease of use for both novice and experienced CADfix operators. A new always active’ selection facility gives the user quick on-screen entity picking, and a powerful new feature selection’ mode automatically highlights complex features in the model, such as groups of connected faces or fillets, ready for processing.
These rapid selection methods can be used in conjunction with a new Instant Fix toolbar that presents some of the commonly used CADfix tools, such as entity deletion, creation and simplification, as immediate action buttons.
CAD models can also now be interrogated, and parts selected, via a new model structure tree. This lists all entities within the model, their definitions and relationships to each other, along with an ability to view and modify assigned attributes such as colours, layer and label.
Albert Eckert, Managing Director of SWAP Computer GmbH, and CADfix distributor in Germany, comments: “Anyone involved in design engineering will know how much the industry is changing and developing at the moment. Within the business of data exchange there are two seemingly irreconcilable challenges: one is to ease the translation of increasingly complex geometries between CAD systems (or from CAD to CAE), the other is to enable less specialist operators to carry out this translation work. TranscenData have created CADfix 7.0 to meet both of these challenges, and bring to market a product that continues and enhances CADfix’s reputation as a high-end translator, able to offer reliable translation in the most complex geometric environments. At the same time the Instant Fix capability opens the door for novice users, who can expect the same level of reliability and accuracy at the touch of a button. Add the new German language interface to this extensive functionality, and CADfix becomes an ever more invaluable tool for the German engineering market. ”
About SWAP Computer GmbH
SWAP Computer GmbH is a highly specialised system vendor for CAD, CAM and CAE applications, providing products and services for CAD data exchange and repair, CAD model viewing and FE analysis, all of which are supported by training and services.
The solutions and services from SWAP Computer GmbH enable the efficient integration of customer and supplier systems and applications across the engineering supply chain.
SWAP Computer GmbH's cutomers include leading companies in automotive, automation engineering, mechanical engineering and tool design.
About TranscenData Europe
ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners. Included among ITI TranscenData’s customers are Ford, Siemens Automotive, Kodak, Xerox, ABB, EADS, Loewe, BAE SYSTEMS, Dana Corporation, Thales, Thyssen Krupp and Cosworth Technology.
For further information, please contact:
Lindsay Back / Ben Bush
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Albert Eckert
SWAP Computer GmbH
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