External Visibility Filter

External Visibility Filter with CADfix

During simulation preparation, it could be necessary to remove hidden or internal details from a CAD model. The External Visibility Filter is a new CADfix Wizard Transform tool that scans the model, identifies externally visible faces or bodies an removes the unwanted internal details. You can control the structure level (instances, bodies, faces) and the gap tolerance. Even if the assembly is disjuncted with small gaps, the internal parts will be removed.

Typical applications include:

  • Filtering of large assemblies to reduce them to much smaller outer visible representations only, for use in supply chain integration scenarios, IPR protection or DMU visualization
  • Clash detection and packaging
  • Lightweight display and export to collaboration tools
  • Aiding extraction process of Wetted Perimeters for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)