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.

 

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
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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Following a CAE simulation, it is often necessary to rework the CAD to adjust the CAD model based on the results of the analysis. This manual work can be time-consuming and often requires CAD models to approximate the results of the simulation or to be built from scratch by hand, with limited reuse of the original model geometry.

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Throughout the lifecycle of a product, designs can be worked on repeatedly by different engineers, sometimes by multiple departments and even by external companies. It is important to be able to quickly identify changes and inconsistencies between different CAD models and derived simulation mesh data throughout these engineering processes. CADfix 12 introduces three new tools for the CAD, CAE, simulation, and advanced manufacturing sectors that will allow users to quickly and easily identify differences between CAD models and mesh data.

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With an extensive API that allows users to program their CAD simplification process, CADfix has always focused on automating the process of repairing and simplifying CAD data. However, scripting required users to become familiar with APIs and CADfix programming language.

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input

Input Assembly & Part

CAD

  • CADDS
  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • UGS NX
  • Pro-Engineer & Creo
  • Solidworks
  • Inventor
  • Hoops PRC

Neutral

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

CAE

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

Output

Output Assembly & Part

CAD

  • CADDS
  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • I-DEAS
  • Pro-Engineer & Creo
  • UGS NX
  • AutoCAD
  • Inventor
  • Solid Edge
  • Solidworks
  • OneSpace
  • HiCAD
  • ALIAS FBX

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 7-10, 64 Bit
  • LINUX RHEL 5 64 Bit
  • OEM integration avail.
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