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

 

 

Publish Creo data into an interactive 3D PDF with Theorem’s Publish 3D

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest Creo-3D PDF publisher from the Publish 3D product range.

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

V21.3 supports Creo 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and has a number of new features and enhancements, including:

  • The processing of display Curves shown in a Combined State. When displaying a layer state within a combined view, generally only the solid and annotations are processed to PDF. This will also process any curves which are needed for downstream activities (engraving or welding positions etc.)
  • Support for the translations of Offset Cross Sections, which are used to help simplify the component display.
  • Improvements to Layer Visibility and Combination states, which help improve the way geometry is displayed, ensuring less confusion for the person viewing it.
  • Addition of UI Creo Read Instance argument, giving the user more options when processing the file. This will help the user present the pdf display in a manner suitable to them.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native Creo 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) from Creo 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, the technology is easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com

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

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

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’s latest Creo-NX CADverter supports Creo 4.0 and NX 11

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest CADverter for Creo to NX.

V20.3 supports Creo 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 as well as NX 9.0, NX 10 and NX 11.

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

Additional features and benefits included in V20.3 include support for assembly occurrences and the reading of PMI attributes.

CADverter products translate assembly structure, geometry, attributes and, where available, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and Metadata between Creo 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 in a Creo format and make it useable in NX for various use cases, whether the downstream user wants a lightweight reference part to model, or a precise copy of the data translated to allow measurement and editing of translated models.

Creo and NX data can now also be further utilised in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality using Theorem’s Visualization Experiences App for Digital Realities.

Our strategic partnerships with PTC and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of Creo, 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

Theorem’s latest Creo to CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD supports R2017x

We are pleased to announce the release of V20.3, the latest version our Creo-CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD product.

V20.3 supports CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x, R2016x and R2017x, as well as Creo 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0, providing the user with the highest levels of interoperability. This uni-directional product can be packaged with our CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD to Creo product, creating a bi-directional translator.

Based upon the Dassault Systemes strategic XCAD technology, our Multi-CAD enables the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE user to interactively work with native Creo parts and assemblies in an interactive CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE session. This is achieved by simply selecting the Creo part or assembly to be imported into CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE allowing the user to work with the Creo data to perform Design Modification, Design-in-Context and Manufacturing activities.

Multi-CAD products support the introduction of assembly structure, geometry and Functional Tolerancing and Annotation (FTA) together with system defined attribute information and colour information from Creo data with additional support for the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information from native CAD. In V20.3 the FTA is supported for both Creo to CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD, and CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD to Creo directions.

The Multi-CAD application is an easy to use and efficient solution to the problems that can be encountered when a CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE user needs to work with Creo data regularly during a design project.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D Creo-JT product supports Creo 4.0 and JT 10.0

We are pleased to announce the latest release of our Creo to JT product, part of the Visualize 3D product suite.

V20.3 supports Creo 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 along with JT 10.0, and includes general improvements to read and write functions.

Additional features and enhancements in V20.3 include support for assembly occurrences and the reading of PMI attributes.

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

This uni-directional product can be licensed with our JT to Creo converter to create a bi-directional product.

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 Creo 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 Creo users to create high quality JT files enables them to share JT data with their customers and suppliers, facilitating collaboration.

Creo and JT data can now be further utilised in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality using Theorem’s Visualization Experiences App for Digital Realities.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE-JT product supports R27

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE to JT translator from our Visualize 3D product range, with a number of new product features and enhancements, alongside general updates to improve geometry quality.

V20.2 supports CATIA V6R2013x, 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x, R2016x and R2017x, along with Jtk. 10.0 This uni-directional product can be licensed with Theorem’s JT to CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Visualize 3D product to create a bi-directional product.

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

Based upon the Dassault Systemes strategic XCAD technology, V20.2 enables the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE user to create a JT representation of their data, and supports the translation of assembly structure, geometry, attributes, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and metadata. In doing so it facilitates Model Based Definition (MBD) processes containing sufficient information to manufacture and inspect products without the need for 2D engineering drawings.

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

Whilst visualization formats like JT help to secure Intellectual Property, at the same time they support 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 Siemens ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, JT and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions to the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and JT communities.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D CATIA V5 to JT supports R27

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest Visualize 3D CATIA V5 to JT product.

V20.2 supports CATIA V5 R19, R20, R21 and CATIA V5-6R2015 to CATIA V5-6R2017, as well as all versions of JT, up to and including 10.0.

Our Visualize 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications and for companies wanting to share JT data as part of a collaboration process.

This uni-directional product can be licensed with our JT to CATIA V5 product to create a bi-directional translator.

V20.2 enables the CATIA V5 user to create a JT representation of their data and supports the translation of assembly structure, geometry, attributes, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) (FTA) (GD&T) and Metadata. It can also be used as a data exchange format for leading mechanical CAD/CAM systems which support JT. By efficiently and accurately creating PMI data it facilitates Model Based Definition (MBD) processes.

V20.2 also includes:

  • Added support for writing JT Moniker attributes to JT output
  • Improvements to large assembly processing (LAP) for V5-JT
  • Added support for environment variables in config files
  • V5-JT export process now supports the creation of the assembly structure using PLMXML format file for the assembly
  • The Theorem UI is supported for both interactive and batch processing of translations external to the V5 application

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 CATIA V5 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 to more easily understand the 3D definition. The IP protection can be enhanced by restricting the JT representation to be tessellated data only.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5 and JT, and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions for CATIA V5 users wanting to create JT data.

For more 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

Theorem’s latest 3D PDF Publisher includes a HTML5 output

We are pleased to announce the release the latest version of our 3D PDF document publisher, which is part of the Publish 3D suite of products.

Our Publish 3D offers 3D PDF publishing for engineering and manufacturing organisations that design with 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, Creo, or NX, or want to extend the use of their JT data to create interactive 3D PDF documentation. This latest release also enables data to be output in HTML5.

Our Publish 3D suite of products is powered by Adobe’s® native 3D PDF publishing technology toolkit, which is also used in Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Reader®.

Able to work directly from within a CAD design session, or in standalone mode, the 3D PDF publisher supports the creation of documentation into the 3D PDF format, combining 3D design data representations with full Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Using 3D PDF during the manufacturing process removes the requirement for costly 2D drawings to be output from the CAD source data.

The IP of the native CAD data is protected in the 3D PDF format but data can still be exchanged. Passwords can be set on the documents so that only certain people can access the data.

Publish 3D is a fully integrated solution that supports Model Based Definition (MBD) processes for downstream data re-use. The solution offers enhanced functionality, which enables the design author to pass on information such as PMI, Geometry, Assembly Structure, Metadata, and Visualization attributes directly to other departments within an organisation – without the need for drawings to be produced.

The use of 3D PDF means that anybody with access to Adobe Reader can consume, view and mark up 3D data, eliminating the need to install specialist viewing software. What 3D does is remove ambiguity when reviewing product data and improve communication. Within an organisation, 3D PDF extends the use of CAD data into downstream processes.

As an ISO standard, the lightweight 3D PDF is ideal for collaboration and maintaining the original 3D geometry and product information; additional information such as spreadsheets, hyperlinks, AVIs etc. can also be attached to the 3D PDF document.

3D PDF is a great way of leveraging CAD and PLM assets. It reduces costs and time to manufacture, improves quality by eliminating potential errors due to transcription and interpretation of drawing data, it safeguards intellectual property and it can also save on expensive CAD licenses.

For more information visit: http://www.theorem.com/3dpdf/3dpdf-pds.htm

Theorem’s latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD to NX product released

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD for NX solution.

V20.2 supports CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x, R2016x and R2017x, along with NX 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0, providing the user with the highest levels of interoperability.

This uni-directional product can be packaged with our NX to CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD to create a bi-directional product.

There is also a PMI Add-on that can be purchased to provide additional functionalities.

The PMI add-on allows FTA data to be translated between CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and NX formats. The translation of 3D PMI data allows the output to be used directly in downstream assembly and manufacturing processes.

Based upon Dassault Systemes strategic XCAD technology, our Multi-CAD enables the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE user to work with native NX parts and assemblies in an active CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE session. This is achieved by simply selecting the NX part or assembly to be imported into CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE allowing the user to work with the NX data to perform Design Modification, Design-in Context and Manufacturing activities.

Multi-CAD products support the introduction of assembly structure, geometry and Functional Tolerancing and Annotations (FTA) together with system defined attribute information and colour information from NX data with additional support for the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information from native CAD.

The Multi-CAD application is an easy to use and efficient solution to the problems that can be encountered when a CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE user needs to work with NX data regularly during a design project.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and NX, and Theorem’s Multi-CAD products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions for the CAD community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Using Theorem’s 3D PDF solution to share CAD data benefits Manufacturing and Tooling departments

Our latest version of our Publish 3D-3D PDF solution continues to provide an easy to use, low cost solution which enables the integration of departments, customers and suppliers into the product lifecycle process.

When the product lifecycle is at the manufacturing stages, it is essential that staff have all the necessary pieces of information that are required to put in place the manufacturing processes needed for production.

Most of this information will be passed down from the design engineers, who will have designed the product using a CAD system. But the manufacturing engineers need more than just the design visual, they need the rest of the product information, such as dimensions and materials etc. and unless they know how to use a CAD system, they may have difficulty in accessing and understanding it. Sharing data in its native digital form requires specialist resource and training. The more traditional paper route can equally be as problematic. Both routes can be expensive and time consuming and often require input from Engineering to make sense of the data.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite of products addresses these issues using Adobe’s standard PDF Reader, which is already in use in most organisations globally.

With the introduction of our Publish 3D – 3D PDF into any organisation, the processes of sharing design data are instantly enhanced and simplified, helping to improve communication and reduce any ambiguity based around product design data.

What is Publish 3D?

Publish 3D is a software application that enables the publishing of 3D CAD data directly from within the design application, alongside any associated metadata, into a fully interactive 3D PDF document. It is a fully integrated solution supporting Model Based Definition (MBD) processes, and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI), for downstream data re-use.

This solution offers enhanced functionality enabling the design author to pass information including PMI, Geometry, Assembly Structure, Metadata, and Visualization attributes directly to the manufacturing department – without the need for a single drawing to be produced.

By creating a 3D PDF document, engineers can pass on CAD data to anyone within manufacturing or tooling who has access to Adobe reader, and they can in turn mark-up, interrogate and annotate the 3D CAD data as per their requirement and then create process plans and works instructions containing the 3D content.

Features of a 3D PDF

Using the Adobe toolbar you are able to:

  • Explode views
  • Show attribute information
  • Manipulate 3D data using zoom, pan and rotate
  • View product structure tree and hide/show different items within that structure
  • Include attachments so that a complete technical data package can be created
  • Manually mark-up and annotation
  • Cross section parts
  • Change the graphics for the 3D data using Model Rendering
  • Change lighting, background colour, text colour etc.
  • Control of the 3D geometry content using tessellated representations.

A number of widgets, such as carousels, tables, check boxes and drop down lists are also available.

Why use 3DPDF’s and Publish 3D in Manufacturing?

Working directly from within a CAD design session, Publish 3D supports the creation of documentation into the 3D PDF format, combining interactive 3D design data representations with full Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). 3D PDF documents can be used during the manufacturing process, removing the requirement for 2D drawings to be output from the CAD source data.

Using 3D PDF allows a more thorough understanding of the product due to different views being available for interrogation, along with dimensional, tolerance, and surface finish information. Additional information can be attached to the 3D PDF document (such as spreadsheets, hyperlinks, AVI’s etc.). You can then use the 3D image embedded and any additional data, such as quantities, and cost information, and lists of raw materials, to create a MBOM, which can be shared throughout the organisation and the supply chain.

And in Tooling?

With key dimension and tolerance information displayed alongside a variety of different view options, the 3D image embedded in the document and any additional data can be used in the creation of tool design and any other technical documents you may need to produce, which can then be shared easily as a compressed file via email.

How can this benefit Manufacturing/Tooling?

The benefit of this new technology is in its simplicity of deployment and ease of use, removing barriers to integrate with the manufacturing/tooling departments. The IP of the native CAD data is also protected in the 3D PDF format but data can still be exchanged. Passwords can also be set on the documents so that only certain people of your choosing can access the data.  With everyone in manufacturing or tooling needing 3D data to support and drive their processes then having 3D content in documents is key for strategic advantage in an increasingly competitive market, and leads to reduced lead times, fewer mistakes and better products.

3D PDF is a great way of leveraging CAD and PLM assets, and a simple and cost effective way of sharing those assets with others.

To learn more about 3D PDF watch our short ‘What is 3D PDF’ video…

http://www.theorem.com/3dpdf/what-is-a-3d-pdf.htm

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s recently released CADverter supports the latest versions of Creo and NX

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest CADverter for Creo > NX users.

V19.4 supports Creo 2.0 and 3.0 as well as NX 9.0, NX 10 and NX 11.

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

CADverter products translate assembly structure, geometry, attributes and, where available, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and Metadata between Creo 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 Creo format and make it useable 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.

Creo and NX data can now also be further utilised in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality using Theorem’s Visualization Experiences App for Digital Realities.

Our strategic partnerships with PTC and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of Creo, 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

Theorem’s latest CADverter supports CATIA V5 R26 and NX 11

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

Integrated within the CATIA application, V19.4 supports CATIA V5 R19, R21, V5-6R2012- V5-6R2016 as well as NX 9.0, NX 10 and NX 11.

V19.4 also offers new support for PDF Add-On Licensing and updated CATIA V5 Import and Export menus to utilise Unified Interface configurations.

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

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 useable 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

Theorem release V19.4 of JT-3D PDF from the Publish 3D product range

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 8.5.

V19.4 has improved support for attribute information and exploded views, an improved PLMXML data read and improved handling of associated PMI.

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.

The inclusion of Theorem’s Unified Interface (UI) in V19.4 provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source using the selection of ready-made templates, or the option of our 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, and 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.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com 

Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D CATIA V5-JT supports R26

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest Visualize 3D CATIA V5 to JT product.

V19.4 supports CATIA V5 R19, R20, R21 and CATIA V5-6R2012 to CATIA V5-6R2016, as well as all versions of JT, up to and including JT file format version 10.0

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

This uni-directional product can be licensed with our JT to CATIA V5 product to create a bi-directional translator.

V19.4 enables the CATIA V5 user to create a JT representation of their data and supports the translation of assembly structure, geometry, attributes, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) (FTA) (GD&T) and Metadata between the worlds’ leading mechanical CAD/CAM systems, and in doing so facilitates Model Based Definition (MBD) processes.

V19.4 also includes:

  • Updated CATIA V5 Import and Export menus to utilise Unified Interface configurations
  • An updated and singular Daimler Configuration file which produces Daimler compliant JT data
  • Improved processing of PLMXML data

 

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 CATIA V5 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 to more easily understand the 3D definition. The IP protection can be enhanced by restricting the JT representation to be tessellated data only.

Theorem’s strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5 and JT, and our Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions for CATIA V5 users wanting to create JT data.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Publish 3D CATIA V5-3D PDF release supports R26

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

V19.4 supports from CATIA V5 R19 up to and including R26, and includes a number of new and improved product features and enhancements.

There is improved support for both attribute information and exploded views, improvements to view and capture view orientation and improved handling of associated PMI.

Our Publish 3D3D PDF products enable the publishing of 3D CATIA data directly from within the CATIA V5 design application in to the interactive 3D PDF document format.

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 the editing of the 3D PDF output.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from CATIA V5 into the 3D PDF format.

The inclusion of Theorem’s 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.  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.

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.

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

For more information visit www.theorem.com