Being a member of the 3DPDF Consortium helps us to spread the word on 3DPDF.

We are committed to making sure that 3DPDF is adopted by businesses spanning all types of industries, from Automotive to Mining, and that is why we are proud to be members of the 3DPDF Consortium.

This non-profit worldwide member organisation is a community dedicated to driving the adoption of 3DPDF enabled solutions and providing input for the industry when establishing standards for 3DPDF’s. As Theorem has always adhered to STEP and ISO standards, we believe that when developing and releasing our own 3DPDF publishing product it is best to work alongside others with the same end goal.

Theorem are keen too ensure the future of the 3DPDF data format, and our Publish 3D product creates the opportunity for organisations to increase their productivity by using the 3DPDF document format to easily share 3D CAD data throughout their organisation and up and down their supply chains.

Being a member of the 3DPDF Consortium allows us to have technical input into the standards process so that we can make sure that our Publish 3D products comply with the professional standards set down, and by being a member it also allows us early visibility to emerging technical features and requirements of the standard.

As a member, there are additional benefits to us as a company, as the Consortium acts as a unified representation of the industry. It also provides us with a relay site for press releases and case studies and allows us to have a stronger market visibility through Consortium activities.

We hope that with the additional support and resources that the 3DPDF Consortium affords us we can continue to develop 3DPDF solutions that can transform the way organisations communicate product data within themselves and with others.

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Theorem’s Seminar and Webinar Series

At Theorem, we have recently embarked upon a series of seminars and webinars to help introduce some of our products to potential customers in a more interactive way.

As well as using the usual methods to advertise- such as press releases, social media and articles in publications- we decided that it would be useful if customers could learn about the features and benefits of our products by actually seeing demonstrations of how our products work and how the product could fit into their organisation.

Our first seminar was held back in April and focused on “3D PDF and Supply Chain Collaboration”. It was held at the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) in Coventry (of which we are a member). Attendees were presented with information on what a 3D PDF is and our Publish 3D suite of products. They were then given a demonstration of how Publish 3D works, taking CAD data and creating a 3D PDF. A Q&A was then held so that attendees could ask questions and delve into the technicalities of the product in more detail.

Our seminar venue, the MTC in Coventry
Our seminar venue, the MTC in Coventry

We even included lunch and a tour of the MTC facilities!

A webinar then followed a couple of weeks later for those who could not attend the event, which went along the same lines of being introduced to 3D  PDF and then having a technical demonstration of how a 3D PDF is created.

There will be more to come in this series so follow us on social media and  keep an eye on our website more more information

A productivity enhancing Unified Interface has been included in CADverter V.18!

As part of the CADverter V.18 release, Theorem Solutions have developed a new Unified Interface (UI) to be used as a productivity tool for existing users, and as a publishing tool for new users.

This new UI can support existing V.18 product lines such as CATIA↔NX or JT (both unidirectional and bi-directional),    Creo ↔ JT (unidirectional and bi-directional) as well as the new CATIA, NX, JT and Creo→ PDF (unidirectional only) product lines

The UI has a number of useful functions which allow the user to create a methodology for large translations and can increase productivity in a variety of ways.

It can be used as a file browser with both a geometry viewer and a product structure viewer included so that the user can view the 3D geometry or they can see it displayed as a structural hierarchy showing the different parts and sub –assemblies.

The UI file browser
The UI file browser

In terms of data preparation, it allows the user to hone their translation  strategy before automating the process by letting them receive and review  data. Then, using the translator configuration tool, decide what is needed  and then thin out the data so that the user only has what is required. It  can also save time by providing a batch processing tool, so the user can  prepare all of the data to be batch processed but can defer the translation  job until a more convenient time (i.e. overnight).With the addition of a  job status viewer and a log monitor there is a simple and efficient way to  keep a list of currently running jobs and monitor what has happened with each job, being notified of errors etc.

As well as publishing to multiple outputs such as NX, JT, V5 and Creo from a single data source, there is now also an easy option to publish to a 3D PDF, which can be done using existing company PDF templates to which the 3D geometry is added.

UI batch translation

    The new UI is there to aid in the development and streamlining of the      user’s translation strategy, saving time and increasing productivity by  allowing the data to be sifted through, filtered into what is necessary and    then translated in batches at a suitable and convenient time for the user.



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Our Multi-CAD solution is simplifying multi-CAD application design!

When developing large and complex products such as cars or aeroplanes, designers can be faced with the need to use numerous CAD systems in-house, on a single product design and manufacturing task

Whilst this design process may be an efficient way to manufacture these types of products it can cause problems when the CAD data needs to be exchanged by those involved in the design process who may not be using the same CAD software. CAD to CAD and CAD to Visualization translators are available, but what if the OEM uses CATIA but needs to also access CAD data from NX, CREO or JT systems directly from within their CATIA design environment without the need for external translation tools?

Theorem’s solution allows designers and engineers to do just that. Based upon the Dassault Systemes XCAD infrastructure, it allows CATIA V5 users to incorporate parts and assemblies from the other CAD systems, such as NX and Creo, within the CATIA environment without having to use external translators. It does so by pulling the files directly into CATIA and using the existing V5 commands of “Insert existing component”, “file open” and “file save as”. The application checks geometry for errors and validates the integrity of the data as it comes into CATIA. The beauty of the solution is the interlinking of the CATIA and foreign CAD data.

Multi-CAD-7             Multi-CAD-8

CAD files are completely associative which empowers CATIA users to automatically update their CATIA design with changes authored in the foreign CAD system. Multi-CAD then tracks changes and updates the master model as each sub-assembly is developed

The system architecture of Multi-CAD maintains a link between the CATIA V5 data and the other design system data, so that the design and assembly changes can be tracked and any updates made will be automatically made on the original mode.

Using Multi-CAD offers a greater level of security and protection as the link to the source data is a direct link without the need to leave the application or use 3rd party external applications. This also removes any errors that can occur from potentially working with old, out of date data.

Theorem’s Multi-CAD application system is a low cost and efficient solution to the problems that can be encountered when different CAD systems collaborate on projects and ensures the integrity of the CAD data whilst allowing the seamless transference of files between users.

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