SpaceClaim announced the immediate availability of SpaceClaim Engineer 2012+. This release introduces new capabilities for manufacturing, simulation, concept development, and mesh remodeling.
SpaceClaim opens and edits all leading 2D and 3D CAD file formats as well as neutral file formats, such as JT (with PMI), STEP, and 3D PDF.
"SpaceClaim provides discrete manufacturers with the competitive edge needed in today's tough global economy," said Chris Randles, SpaceClaim president and CEO. "Access to 3D is not the same as access to traditional CAD. The benefits 3D solid modeling extend far beyond detailed design, but it is impossible for companies to make the large investments required to deploy expensive and complicated CAD and PLM systems to every user. Traditional CAD plays a valuable role in the detailed design process, but SpaceClaim Engineer is the first and only product that enables all members of a product team to use 3D to do their jobs more effectively."
According to SpaceClaim, the upgrade includes numerous enhancements for manufacturing workflows, including connections to Mastercam and Esprit, new annotation types like weld symbols and semantic datums, machinist-friendly measuring and positioning, broken and broken out section views, and advanced sheet metal capabilities such as formed bends.
It also includes new tools to work with mesh and STL data, such as the ability to compare a mesh to a solid, improved section curve fitting, plane and cylinder fitting, mesh splitting, and improved selection and coloring. There have been major improvements to core modeling, including significant performance improvements, radial move, curve filling, structure search, section properties, and XYZ-based move.
SpaceClaim 2012+ is certified for Windows 8, and includes new language support for Polish, Czech, and Portuguese, bringing the total number of languages supported by SpaceClaim to 12, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
For more information, visit SpaceClaim.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.