CADfix

CADfix removes barriers that prevent the reuse of solid models by providing an extensive set of geometry manipulation tools for importing CAD/CAM/CAE data, repairing it, and exporting the data in the most suitable form for reuse in the downstream system.

Through a user-friendly Wizard interface, the geometry repair and preparation process ensures that the model is correctly defined and suitably flavored for the downstream application by detecting and repairing a range of CAD geometry issues. CADfix also offers model de-featuring utilities which are very popular with CAE analysis users who require automated de-featuring operations (i.e. joining or collapsing of short edges and small faces, removing fillets and rounds, removing holes, etc.).

CADfix is packaged as a desktop or server solution with extensible modular functionality dependent upon the source and target systems of the end user. The application may be integrated into PLM or workflow automation tools. CADfix also serves as a pre-processor for custom geometric translation, repair, de-featuring and meshing tools for proprietary, CAE-centric OEM applications.

The CAx Implementor Forum (CAx-IF) is a group of software developers and vendors working on STEP ISO 10303. ITI Transcandata is an active CAD-IF participant since 1999.

Each participant translates a reference set of CAD models into STEP Part 21 file format. The STEP file is checked to ensure that it is syntactically, structurally, and semantically, correct. The other CAx-IF participants download each STEP file and translate it into their native system and run various diagnostics to check the semantic validity and quality of the information exchanged.

CADfix capabilities regarding STEP support with last in production release are available on the following table

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CAD Reuse for CAE

CADfix offers CAE analysts the ability to automatically and interactively repair and transform CAD geometries prior to analysis. CADfix ensures that solid or surface models are robustly translated effectively into target systems. CADfix offers a full range of import and export functionality for pre-processing CAD data from native and neutral formats.

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JT Open is a community of users, software vendors and OEMs. ITI Transcendata is a JT Open membership for CADfix. Each participant creates the CAD model and translates it into JT to ensure that it is syntactically, structurally, and semantically, correct.

CADfix capabilities regarding JT support with last in production release are available on the following table

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CAD Translation, Healing and Repair with CADfix

CADfix offers numerous translation, healing & repair advantages:

  • A range of tools to repair automatically or interactively a model to get a sewn solid.
  • Multiple CAD imports
  • Batch processing
  • Intelligent model quality diagnostics and repair
  • Automatic processing Wizards
  • User-controlled model defeaturing
  • Interactive fixing tools
  • Multiple CAD/CAE exports

The CADfix workflow accommodates novice, occasional and experienced users. Translations and repairs requiring manual intervention can be completed with minimal effort:

  • Diagnostic results are explained and illustrated in clear, accessible language
  • Problems are color-coded according to severity
  • Users are guided through a choice of solutions
  • Model diagnostics are automatically updated after each repair

input

Assembly & Part

CAD

Neutral

  • STEP AP203/AP214/AP242
  • IGES
  • ACIS
  • Parasolid
  • JT
  • STL
  • VDAFS
  • DXF/DWG
  • 3D PDF

CAE

  • ANSYS (ANF, X15)
  • AGPS
  • Centaur
  • Flite3D
  • SC03

Output

Assembly & Part

CAD

CAE

  • ABAQUS
  • ANSA
  • ANSYS
  • Gambit
  • Hypermesh
  • PATRAN
  • AGPS
  • Geoduck
  • Xpatch
  • FEMGV
  • MEDINA
  • SC03
  • Centaur
  • Flite3D
  • ICMS
  • neutral mesh

Neutral

  • ACIS
  • Parasolid
  • DXF/DWG
  • STEP AP203/AP214
  • IGES
  • VDAFS
  • JTOpen
  • STL
  • 3D PDF

Features

Interactive & batch

  • Import from CAD, CAE & Neutral formats
  • Repair, Healing & stitch geometry
  • Control and fix quality
  • Compare mass properties
  • Transform & Simplify
  • Defeaturing
  • Prepare for downstream application
  • Export to CAD, CAE & neutral formats
  • PLM or OEM integration

Configuration

License

  • Server
  • Network (LAN or WAN)
  • Nodelock
  • Modular

Platforms

  • Windows 7&8, 32/64 Bit
  • LINUX RHEL 5 64 Bit
  • OEM integration avail.