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.
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.
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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