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
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.
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
CADfix offers numerous translation, healing & repair advantages:
The CADfix workflow accommodates novice, occasional and experienced users. Translations and repairs requiring manual intervention can be completed with minimal effort: