Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D solution for SolidWorks-JT supports SolidWorks 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our Visualize 3D SolidWorks-JT product.

V21.3 supports SolidWorks 2016, 2017 and 2018 along with JT 10.

Features and enhancements in this release include the use of Save As from within SolidWorks to create JT output-providing the user with a consistent method of generating output from within SolidWorks.

Our Visualize 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications.

Using JT with additional 3D PMI data as part of a Model Based Definition process allows the user to reduce the overall design costs associated with the creation of conventional 2D drawings.

Sharing SolidWorks data using the neutral ISO standard JT format allows organisations to protect the intellectual property of their designs while allowing users to explore the shape, and more easily understand the 3D definition. The IP protection can be enhanced by restricting the JT representation to be tessellated data only.

Enabling SolidWorks users to create high quality JT files allows them to share JT data with their customers and suppliers, facilitating collaboration.

SolidWorks and JT data can now be further utilised in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality by using our Visualization Experiences App for Digital Realities.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of SolidWorks, JT, and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions for SolidWorks users wanting to create JT data.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

 

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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

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D Inventor to JT supports Inventor 2019

We are pleased to announce the latest release of our V21.3 Inventor to JT Visualize 3D translator supporting Inventor 2017, 2018 and 2019, and up to and including the JT file format version 10.0.

The Inventor to JT translator has been developed using the Autodesk Inventor Development Environment and translates up to and including the latest versions of Inventor data into the JT file format. The translator can be run using the freely available Inventor View application as a minimum system requirement, so access to a full license of Inventor is not required. The translator processes all JT assembly types, regardless of data structure.

Our Visualize 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications and support the translation of assembly structure, geometry and attributes.

Our new 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.

Theorem’s strategic partnerships with Autodesk and Siemens  ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of Inventor, JT and our Visualise 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions to the Inventor and JT communities.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

 

Create and Share JT data independently of CATIA V5 with Theorem’s Visualize 3D

We are pleased to announce the latest release V21.2 of our CATIA V5i to JT visualization solution – part of the Visualize 3D product suite.

Our CATIA V5i- JT is a uni-directional direct database converter between the Dassault Systems’ V5 modelling application and the JT file format used by the Siemens VisMockUp visualization product. It can be packaged with our JT-CATIA V5i to create a bi-directional product. It enables users to convert all forms of 3Dimensional mechanical design geometry and assembly data, together with system defined attribute and colour information, between the CATIA V5 and JT systems.

Our CATIA V5i-JT visualization solution allows CATIA users to continue working whilst reading or writing JT data without needing access to their CATIA V5 licenses.

Licenses of vendor specific CAD applications are expensive resources to purchase and to maintain. It doesn’t help when they are tied up for long periods of time on more design activities or when there aren’t enough available licenses to be able to multi-task different design projects.

It has been developed using the Spatial (Dassault Systemes) Interop Development Environment and supports all CATIA V5 revisions from V5 R15 to V5-6R2018, as well as all versions of JT. The new Theorem UI is supported for both interactive and batch processing.

New features and enhancements to the latest version include:

  • The ability to process associated attribute data- non-graphical data such as materials and costs- and write it out into JT, providing a broader set of information that supports the CAD information.
  • The ability to control the processing of properties by use of a property mapping file. This enables the user to manipulate and filter which attribute data is exported, protecting any IP data.
  • An option to report mass property values into the progress file for review. Values such as volume, surface area and centre of gravity are now being reported in an audit log, which can be used to validate the conversion process.

Our CATIA V5i-JT solution helps to increase the productivity of CATIA users by saving time whilst at the same time freeing up expensive CAD licenses.

Our strategic partnerships with Spatial (Dassault Systemes) and Siemens ensures that the latest releases of CATIA V5, JT and Theorem’s Visualise 3D products, allow us to continue to provide quality and robust data solutions to the CAD and Visualization communities.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Publish JT data directly into interactive 3D PDF’s with Theorem’s Publish 3D

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest JT to 3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range, with new and improved product features and enhancements, and support for JT 10.x.

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.

New enhancements for V21.1:

  • The ability to add images into tables which, rather than use text to describe individual parts in a BOM table, can be used to make clearer which parts are in question. Using images also makes a template more visually appealing for the end user.
  • When creating a new template, all images can be saved to a single directory and one command used to import them all, rather than having to import each individual image.
  • More dynamic and customizable templates can now be created with improved CSS support for active BOM tables and highlighted parts.

Our Unified Interface (UI) 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.  The 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

Start your AR, MR and VR journey in Engineering at Siemens PLM Connections 2018

We will be attending this year’s Siemens PLM Connections in Phoenix, USA, from 4th– 7th June 2018.

As a long standing Siemens PLM solution partner and Vendor Member of the JT Open initiative, the team from Theorem will be on stand #126 to showcase our latest PLM productivity enhancing solutions for the Siemens NX and JT user.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for NX and JT are complimented by our 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that all 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 Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your NX and JT data to interactive 3D PDF documents that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

Whereas our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert JT, NX and Creo files into a CATIA design environment, work with them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original JT, NX and Creo formats.

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’. At stand #126 you will be able to ‘experience’ our Mixed Device Visualization Experience Application developed to run in the latest digital technologies:

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

If you haven’t yet started thinking about which technology or device is right for your CAD and PLM assets, then the Visualization Experience is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, the ‘whys’ and the ‘buts’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day Engineering and Manufacturing.

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

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM data 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