MILFORD, OH, Sep 15, 2016 – International TechneGroup Inc. (ITI) introduces CADfix 11, the latest version of the leading software for CAD model translation, repair and simplification. Engineers use CADfix to address common problems of 3D model data exchange and re-use between different engineering applications.
CADfix is a multi-purpose tool for CAD data translation. CADfix allows users to import CAD models and efficiently repair and adapt them before exporting to the most suitable format for downstream re-use, eliminating expensive CAD model rework. This tool is especially useful for organizations that focus on advanced analysis and manufacturing applications.
CADfix 11 includes updates to the wide range of CADfix native and neutral file interfaces, such as: CATIA v5-6r2016, SOLIDWORKS 2016, Inventor 2016, ACIS R26 and Parasolid 28.0, plus a roll-up of CADfix 10 service pack enhancements for assembly editing, body welding, surface lofting and PLMXML support. In addition, CADfix 11 brings numerous improvements in areas such as facetted model handling and STL generation, geometry morphing, 3D print model preparation, advanced defeaturing for CAE, and simplification tools for the process plant & shipbuilding industries.
CADfix 11 builds on the already impressive set of model simplification tools used by analysis engineers. Fillet and chamfer deletion now removes more complex networks of features with a significant speed improvement. The automatic splitting of surfaces for structured meshing has been updated to operate on more complex regions and to generate additional layers.
CADfix can use CAE analysis displacement results to accurately morph nominal CAD model geometry. CADfix generates smooth, well-defined geometry that can be exported back to CAD as a usable model, or to CAE for re-meshing and further analysis. Morphing improvements in version 11 include support for closed surfaces, split lines and mid-side nodes.
CADfix can import faceted model representations such as JT, STL, 3D PDF, CATIA V5 CGR or CATIA V4 SOLM, and reverse engineer them to usable general CAD BREP models using NURBS and analytic surface geometry. CADfix 11 sees a more robust STL export with reduced faceting failures and new options to export non-watertight models, as well as additional facet length control. A new set of faceted model diagnostics enables the rapid repair of STL files.
The popular geometry processing and model preparation utilities for Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing have also been enhanced in CADfix 11. The model slicing generates high-precision slice boundaries for a superior 3D printed part finish.
For the complete list of CADfix 11 enhancements, visit the CADfix support site: http://www.iti-global.com/cadfix-release-information
About International TechneGroup (ITI)
International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Their customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products.
For more information, visit www.iti-global.com.