CAD Schroer has announced an update to its 3D plant design product, MPDS4 5.2. According to the company, it includes more intelligent routing tools and data exchange options
The latest P&ID module offers a new configuration tool for administering symbol libraries and attributes, as well as element selection enhancements. The release also includes new functionality for fast and intuitive routing of pipes, ducts and conveyors, dynamic design editing, and intuitively moving components in assemblies via grab handles and new sliding functionality.
The Parametric Equipment Library offers new selection, editing, loading and intelligent component positioning functionality.
"With this release, we've extended our dynamic routing and intelligent design tools even further, shortening project times while producing high quality engineering data, which can easily be exchanged with customers and suppliers, and managed consistently through the PDM system of choice," said product line manager Mark Simpson.
There are new flexible 3D data exchange and color mapping options, including bi-directional 3D DWG conversion of model files, as well as the option to export an entire plant, or parts thereof, to the 3D DWG format. The CADConvert interface now supports the AutoCAD file format from AutoCAD R. 12 through AutoCAD 2013.
The solution includes extensive data import/export capabilities (2D: DXF, DWG, 3D: DWG, STEP, IGES, STL, COLLADA, VRML, VDA-FS), enabling users to obtain and share drawings and models with customers and suppliers. A new Windchill PDMLink Workgroup Manager for MEDUSA4 (the 2D/3D drafting systems delivered with MPDS4) is now available.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.