Feature based translation with Proficiency
Components of Proficiency
Proficiency is more than just a simple tool; it's a suite of applications designed to facilitate feature-based translation in CAD systems.
- Collaboration Gateway: Server for job creation, monitoring queues, and centralizing reports.
- Proficiency Agent: Application that integrates with CAD system APIs for initiating translations.
- DrawtoPMI: Module for converting 3D CAD models and their 2D drawings into a single MBD 3D file with annotations.
- Completion Wizard: CAD plugin for manual 2D or 3D remastering post-automated exchange.
Seamless Design Intent Transfer Capabilities
With Proficiency, you can seamlessly transfer design elements between CAD systems, offering an extensive range of possibilities.
- Geometry: Exact shapes and dimensions are preserved.
- Features: Complex structures are maintained.
- History: Construction sequences are retained.
- Sketch Relations: Relationships between entities are conserved.
- Manufacturing Information: All relevant manufacturing data are transferred.
- Metadata: Descriptive or instructional information is included.
- Assembly Information: Relationships between parts are kept intact.
- Drawings: All related drawings are also translated.
Flexibility and Security Features
Proficiency also prioritizes security and availability in its feature set.
- Availability: 24/7 web access to services and reports.
- Statistics: Metrics for license usage and exchange status.
- Update: Ease of updating for new CAD systems and features.
- Security: Local processing and user access control for enhanced security.
Cost and Time Optimization
Proficiency doesn’t just translate; it optimizes. Learn how the system increases efficiency.
- Automate: Reduces manual labor significantly.
- Multi-Task: Distributes tasks to optimize license and CPU usage.
- ReUse: Avoids redundant exchanges based on UID and release ID detection.
- Support: Offers centralized support and portable agent installations.
Mastering Design Conversions with Completion Wizard
The Completion Wizard plugin is embedded in the target CAD system, helping designer to adapt design intent in the target CAD system and thus eliminate the unavoidable conflicts between the two CAD systems. This semi-automatic process greatly accelerates the removal of the residual defects which can not be solved by an automatic process. It builds on the remastering information created during the automatic process that is stored in the UPR file.
- Features from Source CAD: These include tree position, type, settings, and values.
- Root Cause of Failure: The plugin identifies whether the problem arises from incompatibility, deviation, or other factors.
- References: Planes, sketches, and other design references are taken into account.
- Alternative BREP Geometry: The plugin suggests substitute Boundary Representation (BREP) geometry when required.
- Validation Cloud Points: A cloud of points is provided for validation purposes.
the Completion Wizard is a critical asset for any designer dealing with multiple CAD systems migration. It streamlines the workflow, ensuring that design integrity remains intact.
Associative Drawing Translation
Proficiency extends its capabilities to the migration of native associative drawings across various CAD systems.
- SolidWorks: Supported as a source.
- Solid Edge: Supported as a source.
- CATIA V5: Supported as both source and destination.
- NX: Supported as both source and destination.
- Inventor: Supported as both source and destination.
- Creo: Supported as a destination.
The process preserves the associative links and parametric definitions of views, sections, dimensions, and PMI while applying the drafting standards of the target system, including frames and title blocks.
Proficiency is not just a conversion tool, but a comprehensive solution for feature-based CAD translation. From Collaboration Gateway to Proficiency Agent, DrawtoPMI, and Completion Wizard, each component is meticulously designed to make CAD conversion as seamless and effective as possible. The software also excels in transferring intricate design elements—be it geometry, features, or metadata—between different CAD systems.
Moreover, Proficiency goes beyond mere translation by optimizing your processes for efficiency, be it through automating tasks or offering robust security features. Its capability extends to associative drawing translations across a variety of CAD systems, thus offering unmatched flexibility and scope in managing your CAD data.
If you're looking for an end-to-end solution for your CAD data management and transfer needs, there's no better option than Proficiency. To explore more, check out the link below this section and take the first step towards transforming your CAD migration or CAD collaboration strategy.