In today's world, many engineering organizations use multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions, and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to design and develop products. However, one of the biggest challenges in this process is the exchange and reuse of data between these different software platforms. Different CAD, CAM, and CAE solutions often use proprietary file formats, which can cause interoperability issues, resulting in lost data, errors, and delays.

To solve these issues, our company has developed a CAD repair and healing solution based on CADfix technology. With over 25 years of experience in resolving data exchange and reuse issues, we have created a solution that enables clients to effectively exchange complex solid and surface models between the world's most popular CAD, CAM, and CAE solutions.

Our CADfix technology provides several benefits for each user scenario. For CAD users, they can receive a clean, usable model with no rework required, which passes CAD system geometry and body checker tests. This helps to ensure that the model is suitable for use in downstream applications without any issues.

CAM users can benefit from our solution by identifying and eliminating tiny features that may not fail a geometry check but will create problems with NC code. By removing these features, CAM users can optimize their machining process, improving efficiency and reducing the likelihood of errors.

For CAE users, our advanced defeaturing and simplification tools can generate models ready for immediate meshing and analysis. This saves time and resources by reducing the manual effort required to prepare the model for analysis.

Our CAD repair and healing solution is based on the CADfix technology, which has been developed with the goal of providing users with a tool that can perform a wide range of tasks, from repairing, healing, and modifying CAD data to converting it between different formats. This technology can read and write a wide range of file formats, including those from popular CAD systems such as CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, and Creo.

In conclusion, our CAD repair and healing solution based on CADfix technology provides a comprehensive solution to data exchange and reuse issues in the engineering field. By enabling clients to exchange complex solid and surface models between the world's most popular CAD, CAM, and CAE solutions, we help to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and ultimately, save time and money.

Translate and Repair with CADfix

CADfix's suite of translation and repair tools allows designers, analysts and engineers to exchange their CAD/CAM/CAE data quickly and easily, eliminating up to 90 percent of data rework. Our translation and repair solutions offer numerous advantages and support:

  • 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

We designed the workflow within our translation and repair solutions to accommodate novice, occasional and experienced users, so 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

CADfix Process Automation with Repair and Simplification

The core benefit of our 3D translation and healing solutions, centers around processes which guides users effortlessly through the import, repair and export process, requiring minimal manual intervention. Many of our users like to keep it simple - model translation is as straightforward as choosing the file and a target system and letting our solution do the rest. However, with the vast array of automatic and interactive processing tools available, we enable the user to address almost every issue affecting CAD geometry, effective translation and downstream reuse, such as:

  • Stitching models
  • Creating missing geometry
  • Building solids
  • Setting tolerance deviations/requirements across different systems
  • Identifying and correcting serious surface definition problems
  • Reducing the complexity of geometry for downstream applications
  • Defeaturing operations

Control SASIG, VDA and JAMA Quality during Repair

It is not just about translating and fixing. Clients can tailor our solutions to check product data quality (PDQ) using a comprehensive library of PDQ tests. Users can also specify the PDQ tests for assessment and set the controlling parameters and tolerances as needed. The completed test then guides the user through a list of potential resolutions to address the quality issues. This type of quality analysis automatically identifies entities in the model that fail to meet the requirements of the selected PDQ criteria and presents the results to the user both graphically and in a text report. Our quality analysis components offer customization for in-house policies and/or international PDQ standards such as SASIG, VDA and JAMA.

Macro recording and playback in CADfix DX

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.

Translation Services

CAD Interop provides online CAD translation services to meet the infrequent translation needs some companies may have that make a full onsite translation solution cost prohibitive. If your translation needs are 3 or fewer files per month then CAD Interop's translation service may be the right solution for you.