By DE Editors
Anark announced the release of Anark Core 4.2 and MBEWorks for SolidWorks 2014, including new 3D model-based enterprise authoring and viewing capabilities that integrate into existing PLM enterprise infrastructures.
The new release adds the existing ability to transform native SolidWorks 2014 parts and assemblies with 3D MBD data (i.e., 3D GD&T, 3D notes, and Annotation Views) new functionality for transforming native CATIA v5 and v6 data with 3D MBD (i.e., PMI and Captures) into high-fidelity 3D PDF and 3D HTML MBE documents.
“These new breakthrough MBD capabilities enable Anark’s SolidWorks and CATIA customers to quickly move away from old school 2D paper drawings (which adds up to 30% to the cost of an engineering organization) into a drawingless and paperless 3D model-based enterprise environment”, said Stephen Collins, president and CEO at Anark. “3D MBE has been shown to save manufacturing operations up to 20% in scrap and rework caused by mis-interpretation of 2D drawing specifications and 50% improvement in manufacturing and supplier response times.”
Documents generated with Anark Core MBEWorks are free to deploy and free to view because they are created in native Adobe 3D PDF format (which can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader) and native HTML5 (which can be viewed in free, off-the-shelf Web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer).
Also new is the release of Anark Core SDK, which allows SolidWorks and CATIA customers to integrate Anark Core Server into their EPDM and PLM environments. The solution also allows for the automatic publishing of “precise- pixel perfect” 3D PDF and 3D HTML engineering and manufacturing release documents from EPDM and PLM workflows.
According to the company, new “one-button-push” 3D PDF engineering and manufacturing document publishing makes it easy to get up and running with 3D PDF-based engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and inspection documents.
For more information, visit Anark.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.