Theorem’s V20.2 CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT supports R27

Our V20.2 CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT product is ready for release with a number of new product features and enhancements alongside general updates to improve stability and geometry quality.

Integrated within the CATIA V5 application, V20.2 supports from CATIA V5-6R2015 to CATIA V5-6R2017, and all versions of JT, up to and including 10.0, providing the user with the highest levels of interoperability with JT file assemblies.

This CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT product is uni-directional product but can be packaged with the JT to CATIA V5 Multi-CAD product to become a bi-directional translator.

Our CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT Product is based upon the Dassault Systemes XCAD infrastructure, allowing CATIA V5 users to incorporate parts and assemblies from JT, directly within the CATIA environment and removing the need for external translators. The application checks geometry for errors and validates the integrity of the data as it comes into CATIA. The beauty of the Dassault Multi-CAD architecture is the interlinking of the CATIA data and non-native data.

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 This also removes any errors that can occur from working with potentially old and out of date data.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens  ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5, JT and Theorem’s Multi-CAD products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions to the CATIA V5 community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

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Starting your AR, MR and VR journey: Theorem’s latest seminar series

We are running a series of seminars in January to introduce our recently released Visualization Experience app that enables you to visualize CAD and PLM data in the latest AR, MR and VR devices.

To accompany the launch of the app as part of the ‘Digital Realities’ product range, the series of seminars will introduce the app, the technology it runs on, and the impact it can have on your organisation.

Why?

You’ve probably heard of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and seen the many low cost devices already available on the market.

But do you know how you can integrate these technologies into your Engineering and Manufacturing workflows, saving your organisation time and money?

The aim of the seminar is to get you thinking. You may already know that you need to start your AR, MR and VR journey but be unsure about how to go about it. We will demonstrate how our app works on various devices, how it can complement your existing workflows-or create new ones- and the possible use cases.

Each seminar will run from 10am – 12pm followed by a networking lunch.

To register to attend, please choose the day and venue from the links below:

The seminars will run on:

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 – Warwick Manufacturing Group – (WMG), Coventry

Wednesday 24th January 2018- National Composites Centre – (NCC), Bristol

Thursday 25th January 2018- Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield

 

If you would like any additional information about the seminars contact us on marketing@theorem.com or +44 (0)1827 305350

Being an early adopter of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in Industry

We have officially launched a new app that is democratising the use of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in Engineering and Manufacturing. The Visualization Experience app forms part of our Digital Realities’ product family, and has been specifically developed for users to engage and interact with their Engineering and Manufacturing data.

Using Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality in Engineering or Manufacturing is still in its infancy. Whilst there are large Automotive, Aerospace and Defence companies already using Virtual Reality in Caves or Powerwall’s, most organisations are just starting to figure out if, and why, they need the technology.

“Virtual Reality has already been used commercially for over 30 years, but in expensive Powerwall’s and Caves, and is driven very much by niche suppliers in the engineering space. Therefore, even for companies with deep enough pockets, the availability and access to it is very limited,” observes Stuart Thurlby, our CEO, “the use of the new wave of VR devices, along with new devices for Augmented and Mixed Reality technology, is beginning to gain momentum in the commercial world.”

Consumer use is being driven by a very different requirement, it isn’t the engineering and manufacturing world, but the Gaming and Social Media world. It is these industries which have driven the development of the new technologies. Although gaming itself has been around for 20 years or so, the VR/AR/MR devices are relatively new, very low cost, and because of that they are widely available. The technology is merging these two worlds.

Engineering and Manufacturing involves complex processes. Whilst the technology and price points are compelling, how to use it and determining which processes to change takes time. This probably means that the market in Engineering and Manufacturing for this technology and its solutions won’t become mainstream and widely adopted for the next 12 – 18 months.

“Both Theorem, with our Visualization Experience, and the Engineering and Manufacturing organisations we are marketing it to, are ‘early adopters’. We are trying to determine the best use cases for these new technologies and at the same time working out what the return on investment will be.” Stuart explains.

“Although there are companies who offer Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality solutions for use in Engineering or Manufacturing, Theorem are one of the first to offer a solution for all three technologies. Theorem’s Visualization Experience app is available for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual reality devices,” he continues, “Our solution means that the CAD and PLM data only needs to be prepared and optimised once, but can then be used on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices, allowing flexibility and freedom of choice.”

To find out more, watch our short overview video- http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/Digital-Realities.htm

For additional information visit www.theorem.com

Our latest JT- 3D PDF publisher offers the ability to output JT data to HTML5 alongside 3D PDF.

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest JT-3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range, with new and improved product features and enhancements, and support for JTK 9.0.

V20.2 has a new installation process using Microsoft Installer (.msi) package.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF products enable the publishing of JT data directly into the interactive 3D PDF document format.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native JT data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection, with support for separate passwords to control the editing of the 3D PDF output.

V20.2 offers the ability to output your JT data to U3D, HTML5 and PRC formats, in addition to the traditional templates, and allows the use of discreet passwords for access to, or editing of, a 3D PDF.

The inclusion of our Unified Interface (UI) in V20.2 provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source using the selection of ready-made templates, or the option of Theorem consultancy services to create bespoke templates.  Our UI helps the development and streamlining of translation and downstream processes by allowing engineering data to be filtered, viewed, interrogated, manipulated and translated interactively or in batches with the ability to publish user specific documentation.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from JT into the 3D PDF format.

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader®, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data and are able to view, mark up and interrogate the document without the use of specialist CAD software. As 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E), the technology can be easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Through a partnership with Siemens, we can ensure that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of JT and Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide 3D publishing solutions for the JT community.

For more information  visit www.theorem.com