By DE Editors
Anark Corporation (Boulder, CO) announced Anark Core 2.0 — its automated 3D CAD transformation platform — that adds expanded conversion, transformation, and automation capabilities to cost-effectively prepare 3D product design data for visualization, simulation, CAE, and supply-chain-data-exchange applications.
The Anark Core platform transforms native 3D CAD data for use throughout manufacturing design, engineering, and support organizations. Unlike conventional CAD tools and translators, Anark Core enables users to automate the modification of 3D product structure and geometry, and export revised product data into high-precision B-rep and lightweight mesh formats. The system creates recipes that can be applied automatically to revised product design data, saving hours of labor each time product designs are changed.
New feature in Anark Core 2.0 include simple, drag-and-drop editing of product structure; remove B-rep face geometry to produce inner- and outer-mold-line representations for visualization, simulation, and OEM-supplier data exchange; a new Core CAD Transformer Service enables PDM servers to fully automate Anark Core Server for change-list-driven transformation of CAD geometry; import and convert visualization assemblies and geometry from CATIA V5 CATPRODUCT, CATPART, and CGR files into multiple lightweight mesh formats; import and convert assemblies and B-rep geometry from SolidWorks and Inventor formats; and import and export B-rep geometry in ACIS SAT format.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.