The inclusion and exchange of PMI with 3D CAD models has become increasingly important among automotive and aerospace companies as a way to reduce costs and improve product quality throughout the supply chain. With leading manufacturing industries moving toward a single model-based definition, where all design and manufacturing information is embedded in the 3D CAD file, Spatial has taken a leading role in supporting semantic PMI exchange from major industry CAD systems.
“By having access to PMI within the 3D model file, our customers are able to improve their processes and reduce reliance on 2D drawings,” stated Lyle Fischer, Capvidia Technical Marketing Director. “When we implemented PMI within FormatWorks, we chose to partner with Spatial, an industry leader in 3D software components. Spatial’s 3D InterOp with Manufacturing Option provides all necessary data from each of the major CAD formats. FormatWorks completes the exchange.”
Capvidia’s FormatWorks 2009 Professional supports PMI data stored in 3D CAD models in the following native formats: CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, and UG-NX. The PMI information is available for SolidWorks users working with native CAD data.
Spatial 3D InterOp for CAD translation includes:
“Spatial 3D InterOp components are easily integrated into new or existing applications, enabling companies like Capvidia to respond quickly to end-user demands,” commented Ray Bagley, Spatial’s Director of Product Planning and Management. “By providing semantic PMI translation from the broadest range of CAD formats to complement our industry-leading B-rep translators, Spatial is enabling customers to deliver real value and increased productivity to the manufacturing supply chain.”
Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY)(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), is a leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial’s 3D modeling software, 3D visualization software and 3D CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. Spatial 3D components have been adopted by some of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit http:// www.spatial.com or contact Spatial by email at Email Contact or by phone at 303-544-2900.
Capvidia, a Belgium company, offers specialized data translation products and services for the automotive and aerospace industry. Both FormatWorks (the first and only SolidWorks Gold Product for CATIA translation) and 3DTransVidia provide advanced automatic repair and healing to resolve incompatibilities between different CAD systems. FormatWorks is tuned to satisfy SolidWorks internal requirements for forming topological solids with correct model tolerance, without gaps and missing surfaces and no deformation. For more information contact: Email Contact
Howie Markson, 303-544-2966