IronCAD announced the availability of the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2013 Product Update 1. The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite includes IRONCAD, INOVATE, IRONCAD DRAFT, TRANS, and IronCAD’s latest product, IRONCAD COMPOSE.
Using IronCAD’s Catalog Drag & Drop Design Methodology, a new building aid has been added that includes both a positive and negative Ellipsoid shape. Users can drag and drop this shape into a new part design or as a feature of an existing part creating an ellipsoid shape that can by dynamically controlled in size about all three size specifications using IronCAD’s IntelliShape Handles. Users can conceptually or precisely size the ellipsoid shape with a few simple edits of the IntelliShape handles, reducing the need to create complex loft shapes for an ellipsoid resulting in increased design productivity.
2D technical drawings saved in the ICD format are now approximately 30% smaller in size, reducing save times and freeing up disk space. This applies to both newly created drawings and existing drawings when saved in 2013 PU1. The system’s Sheet Metal Folded and Unfold operations now support and maintain partially cut features (features that do not cut through the entire sheet metal part thickness).
New support has been added to allow users the ability to enable hidden line display on specified parts within a detailed drawing view. Previous support allowed hidden line display for all parts, with a drawing view requiring additional time hiding undesired lines that may be displayed. This new capability improves productivity in the detailing by allowing users to quickly create the desired view display visibility directly at the part level.
Product Update 1 also includes more than 200 quality improvements in stability and performance, the company says.
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