In addition to strengthening the existing array of CAD to CAD and CAD to CAE tools, CADfix provide powerful tools for CAD-to-CAM that help manufacturers to prepare 3D CAD models for different downstream manufacturing applications, minimizing expensive CAD model rework and helping to optimize the manufactured product. CADfix tools for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing include high-accuracy slice generation with intelligent compensation for different manufacturing processes, comparison of manufactured part scan data to the source CAD model, and component placement tools for Build Box optimization. CADfix ensures that your products are manufactured with the highest quality and efficiency that your manufacturing processes can deliver. CADfix geometry processing and model preparation utilities for additive manufacturing and 3D printing include:
  • Import, repair, and preparation of 3D CAD model geometry
  • CAD model feature removal tools to improve manufacturing process efficiency
  • Manufacturability checks to ensure that the product can be produced
  • Generation of good quality watertight STL files
  • Define build-boxes for different 3D printing machines and then import, scale and layout components
  • Generate highly accurate 2D slices of CAD models for different AM processes
  • Highly accurate 2D slices for a superior manufactured part finish
  • Comparison of scan data from the manufactured part to the original CAD model geometry and rest volume creation