STUTTGART, Germany, May 10, 2019 – Capvidia and KOTEM announce that the companies will be demonstrating a new product called CAD Bridge that improves efficiency in Model-Based Enterprises at Control 2019 at the Messe Stuttgart, Exhibit Hall 4, Booth 4202.
The ability to validate and change the GD&T in CAD files closes what until now has been an open loop in a Model-Based Enterprise. The KOTEM and Capvidia bridge allows direct changes to the CAD file from the GD&T proofing tool. It represents an important industry milestone for allowing companies like KOTEM to solve designers’ GD&T challenges.
The initial product allows KOTEM’s EVOLVE Design through its CAD Bridge to directly interact with and change the GD&T (GPS; PMI) in a PTC Creo CAD model via Capvidia’s powerful MBDVidia software.
EVOLVE Design from Kotem offers flexible solutions for the modern designer through the correct application of GD&T (GPS) on their CAD model. Based on industry favorite KOTEM SmartProfile, EVOLVE Design proofs the model’s GD&T then uses a powerful explanatory system to identify errors and provide warnings of potential problems while updating the Creo CAD model.
Capvidia is the industry leader in semantic PMI technology. The technology in its MBDVidia software enables 3D annotations on a CAD model to be used downstream for automation and also establishes digital traceability of downstream data back to the master design model. This opens the opportunity for advanced analytics and data mining, creating the bridge between Capvidia’s product suite and smart technologies like KOTEM EVOLVE Design.
At Control 2019, Capvidia and KOTEM will put the results of our collaboration on full display. We will show how this bridge will assure both designers and inspectors they are using the exact same GD&T (GPS) information.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with KOTEM to enable this intelligent MBD workflow. Our users are always searching for ways to extend the digital thread to and from the authority CAD model to best-in-class tools like the KOTEM EVOLVE Suite. We think that Creo users will see a huge benefit from being able to use the EVOLVE tools within the context of their native Creo GD&T data.” — Daniel Campbell, director of business development at Capvidia
“At KOTEM, we believe that to improve our customers’ overall experiences, our products need to be in the hands of designers. To do that independently would have meant dedicating extensive research and efforts to CAD models. Partnering with Capvidia who have extensive CAD experience allows us to keep doing what we are great at and expand our support of MBD across the enterprise”– Ray Stahl, VP of marketing at KOTEM.
The Control 2019 demonstration will be a powerful show of how the silos of the past are being broken down. CAD and GD&T solutions are more developed than ever, and Capvidia and KOTEM will be exhibiting a best-in-class solution.
Since 1994, Capvidia has specialized in software solutions for CAD, MBE and interoperability, including CAD plugins, standalone applications, and components for CAD, product lifecycle management, computer-aided engineering, and quality processes. One of the leading products Capvidia offers is MBDVidia, an application which enables and leverages semantic PMI. The technology behind that software is what made this KOTEM Capvidia collaboration possible.
KOTEM Ltd, a Quality Vision International Company, is a leading software company for industrial inspection and quality control for over twenty-five years. KOTEM is known in the industry for its implementation of GD&T (GPS) in compliance with recognized standards. The EVOLVE Suite, of which the EVOLVE Design announced today is a part, provides the enterprise a consistent way to manage product tolerances needed to enable MBE and Industry 4.0.