Theorem’s latest Multi-CAD supports CATIA V5 R28

Our V21.3 CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT product has been released with a number of new product features and enhancements, alongside general updates to improve stability and geometry quality.

Integrated within the CATIA V5 application V21.3 supports from CATIA V5-6R2015 to CATIA V5-6R2018, 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 Theorem’s JT to CATIA V5 Multi-CAD product to become a bi-directional translator.

New features and enhancements in V21.3 include:

  • CATIA V5 transparency replicated in JT output-The benefit of maintaining an equivalent view of the CATIA V5 data in JT saves time and money that would otherwise be used to either support additional communication between CAD users and non CAD users, or alternatively increases costs of deploying expensive CAD licenses to downstream teams.
  • Improvements to PMI/geometry cross highlighting in JT output-Having an ability to highlight specifically which pieces of geometry are related to which dimension ensures that the information is unambiguous, leading to a reduction in costly reworking’s of outputs when the information is misunderstood. Consequently potential costly quality issues are also avoided.
  •  CATIA V5 Section Views defined within FTA Captures are now exported to the JT file- Having a capability of retaining these section views in the JT output again ensures that the person reviewing the information as a clear understanding of the definition. This all goes towards avoiding costly mistakes that occur when the information isn’t clearly understandable.

 

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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Theorem’s latest CADverter supports CATIA V5 R28 and NX 12

We are pleased to announce the release of their latest CADverter for CATIA V5 > NX users.

This uni-directional CADverter can also be licensed with our NX > CATIA V5 CADverter to create a bi-directional translator.

Integrated within the CATIA application, V21.2 supports all revisions of CATIA V4, CATIA V5-6R2015- V5-6R2018 and NX 10, NX 11 and NX 12.

New features and enhancements in V21.2 include

  • Improved processing of Instance Colours to enhance the quality for users
  • Interactive processing enhanced to allow importing of CGR files into NX, enabling users of CGR to take advantage of the interactive processing method.
  • Support for processing NX containing subordinate JT files, which enables users of combined NX / JT assemblies to process them in one translation to CATIA V5, making it more efficient for users of this type of data.
  • Improvements to the processing of PMI view associations, so when PMI is read from CATIA V5 it is processed to the correct views in NX.

 

CADverter products translate assembly structure, geometry, attributes and, where available, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and Metadata between CATIA V5 and NX, supporting Model Based Definition (MBD) processes.

The aim of the CADverter is to allow the user to translate any data that they have held in a CATIA format and make it usable in NX for various use cases, whether the downstream user wants a lightweight reference part to model around, or a precise copy of the data translated to allow measurement and editing of translated models.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Create and share Parasolid data independently of CATIA V5 with Theorem’s latest CADverter

We are pleased to announce the latest release of CADverter (V21.2) for CATIA V5i <> Parasolid.

Designed specifically for companies who have limited or no access to the CATIA V5 application, but who need to create or read Parasolid data from CATIA V5 and vice versa, our CATIA V5i <> Parasolid CADverter is a high quality, cost effective translation solution designed to help solve the issue of working with and sharing incompatible data formats.

Using CADverter, CATIA V5 users can create and consume Parasolid data without needing access to a license of the CATIA V5 application.

Our CATIA V5i <> Parasolid is a bi-directional direct database converter between the Dassault Systems’ V5 modelling application and the Siemens’ Parasolid geometric modelling kernel. It has been developed using the Spatial Interop Development Environment and supports all CATIA V5 revisions up to V5-6R2018, and Parasolid V7 to V29.

Our CATIA V5i <> Parasolid solution helps support collaboration between companies, their customers and suppliers, enabling original 3D mechanical design data to be re-used in downstream activities helping to increase data quality and reduce overall project costs.

Our strategic partnership with Spatial and Siemens ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5 and Parasolid, and Theorem’s CADverter products, allowing us to continue to provide quality and robust data solutions for CATIA V5 and Parasolid users.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D- CATIA V5-Creo View Adapter supports CATIA V5 R28

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Visualize 3D Adapter for CATIA V5 to Creo View users supporting up to and including CATIA V5-6R2014-2018.

For those that need to work with, or share, visualization data as part of design and manufacturing processes, the Theorem Visualize 3D suite of products offers direct translation of 3D data for the purpose of Visualization.

Our Visualize 3D brand supports lightweight data formats with a focus specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization, enabling users to work with and share data directly between different CAD and Visualization applications and are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, desktop and tablet viewing applications.

Using Visualize 3D as a direct conversion tool between CATIA V5 to Creo View reduces processing time, simplifies integration and retains accuracy of the model.

V21.1 now supports up to and including CATIA V5-6R2014-2018 and Creo View 4.2.

V21.1 can be used independently of WindChill, or integrated into WindChill, allowing CATIA V5 managed data to be published and visualized on demand. As the Creo View data output is then synchronized with the CATIA source, an accurate up-to-date version of the design is always available, reducing costly errors.

The CATIA V5 to Creo View suite helps to secure Intellectual Property, but at the same time supports a rich enough set of design data intelligence so that suppliers have all of the information required to complete their job.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and PTC ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5 and Creo View, and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions for the CAD community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Publish 3D solution supports CATIA V5 R28

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest 3D PDF Publisher for CATIA V5 from the Publish 3D product range.

V21.1 supports from CATIA V5 R24 up to and including CATIA V5 R28, and includes a number of new and improved product features and enhancements.

Our Publish 3D 3D PDF products enable the publishing of 3D CATIA data directly from within the CATIA V5 design application in to an interactive 3D PDF document format, or a HTML5 output.

Other features and enhancements in this release include:

  • Faster (up to 20x) processing for small/medium CATIA V5 datasets
  • Improved CSS support for active BOM tables and highlighted parts, meaning a more dynamic and customisable template can be created.
  • Options to insert images into the template -A directory can be provided and all of the images contained within will be added to the template, saving time.
  • Ability to insert images into tables from external files- Enables the user to import images into buttons and image fields, allowing the creation of more dynamic and customisable templates.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CATIA V5 data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for separate passwords to control either the access to the document as well as separate passwords to enable any editing of the 3D PDF output.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI/FTA) from CATIA V5 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 is easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Our strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions for the CATIA community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem to showcase a wide range of productivity enhancing solutions for the CATIA user-including AR, MR and VR experiences- at COE 2018

This year’s COE Annual PLM Experience and TechniFair is running April 15th- 18th in San Diego, California, USA and we will be there to demonstrate the latest productivity enhancing solutions for the CATIA user.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for 3D EXPERIENCE and CATIA V5 are complimented by 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that support MBD for downstream processes.

You can now also utilize those same CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices with our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience Application – part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product suite.

Our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert JT, NX and Creo files into your CATIA session, and work on them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original JT, NX and Creo formats.

Whereas our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE data to interactive 3D PDF document that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

If you need your CAD assets in a lightweight data format such as 3DXML, JT or Creo View, then our Visualize 3D product suite focuses specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization.

All of which can be reused and optimised for ‘Digital Realities’. The Visualization Experience currently runs on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, Android and iOS tablets and phones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Our Visualization Experience app is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, and the ‘whys’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day engineering and manufacturing processes.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you, and how do you start your journey?

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

Find us at booth #100 and ‘experience’ our Visualization Experience Application for Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices- part of our Digital Realities product portfolio.

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM assets and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases, adding further value to the Digital Realities application which is opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com