This video introduces different stages during CADfix repair and prepare processes. Automatic processing Wizards help novice, occasional and experienced users to complete CAD translation and CAE simplification with minimal effort.
During a typical process, CADfix import a model from a various CAD format, repair the topology to get a fully connected model. In other words, stitch faces to get a solid. The Transform task is optional. It will remove unnecessary features and simplify the model for CAE application. Prepare task flavor the geometry to be suitable for the target format and application. For example, we will reduce the degree of NURBS or transform from Analytic to NURBS or vice versa. Finally, CADfix export the model to the target format. Most of the time, this process is fully automatic. It can be run in batch mode.
For the cases where the automatic process is not possible due to problems, the driven mode will help user. Most of the tasks are automatic but user will be able to control tolerance and choose the best fix method. Driven mode is applicable during Repair or Prepare. CADfix will automatically switch to automatic mode once blocking issues will be solved.
For expert, the interactive mode allows the user full access to all the tools available in CADfix. This mode is primarily for cases where the driven mode could not identify the problem, or the fix is not on the list of recommended solutions.