Spatial announced the R24 release of 3D ACIS Modeler, 3D InterOp, and 3D Mesh and the R2014 release of the CGM modeler and Constraint Design Solver (CDS).
"The roadmap that drives every product release from Spatial is a result of more than just our vision. We work closely with our customers and with industry partners to understand current development needs. The solutions we deliver need to address those needs but in a way that lays the groundwork for addressing identified needs in the future," said Jean-Marc Guillard, CEO at Spatial. "This update to the Spatial portfolio of products is a result of the innovation and the demand for quality and performance of our customers and partners as well as our development staff."
The R24 release of 3D InterOp, Spatial's solution for high-quality interoperability, builds on support for graphical data and PMI (product and manufacturing information). For several major data formats, 3D InterOp now provides complete associativity between boundary representation (or B-rep), tessellation, visual annotations, and semantic information. This associativity enables users to interact with the graphical (human-readable) and semantic (machine-readable) PMI contained in CAD models in the same way as in the originating system.
Performance improvements in 3D InterOp result from optimized import capabilities where translators for many file formats load and parse only what was requested. These optimizations result in up to a 40% improvement in CAD file import for 3D InterOp enable applications.
3D ACIS Modeler extends support for CAM, EDA, and other applications with functionality to determine the 2D shadow projection of a model. New functionality in 3D Mesh, Spatial's fully configurable surface and volumetric meshing solution, includes local refinement controls and the introduction of Hybrid Meshes. A Hybrid Mesh, which contains both surface and volumetric elements, allows complex analyses on specific regions within a complex model.
The Convergence Geometric Modeler (CGM) provides a host of enhancements to core capabilities as well as significant improvements in robustness and quality. In areas such as stitching and sweeping, CGM R2014 offers improved flexibility and robustness. New capabilities include the ability for sweeping operations to allow for "contextual limits." This allows developers to specify that an extrusion should go up to a defined piece of geometry or topology and then stop, rather than using a dimension.
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