By DE Editors
ITI TranscenData has released Proficiency Collaboration Gateway 8.2, the latest edition of its feature-based CAD interoperability solution for manufacturers and their suppliers. Collaboration Gateway enables the transfer of complete design intelligence between major CAD systems, which includes geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information, and drawings in the conversion process.
Collaboration Gateway 8.2 introduces a new Drawing to PMI (product manufacturing information) translation module, which extracts dimensions, tolerances, annotations, etc. from associative legacy drawings and converts them to the corresponding 3D PMI equivalents that are attached directly to the 3D model. The user can review and correct the exchanged PMI as necessary with a PMI Completion Wizard, which operates as a plug-in and tracks and validates any manual changes.
Highlights of the new release include:
- Drawing to PMI Translator for CATIA V5—allows automated conversion of associative PMI from 2D drawings to 3D models.
- PMI Completion Wizard for CATIA V5—allows for easy correction of converted 3D PMI.
- Better Support for Enterprise Deployment—improves the speed of data exchange by allowing concurrent tasks on multi-processor workstations and streamlines IT maintenance and support by enabling collaboration gateway agents to operate as a Windows service.
The new version includes other automatic data exchange feature support enhancements for I-deas, NX, Pro/E, CATIA V4, and CATIA V5, as well as more robust collaboration gateway server architecture. Additional enhancements includes upport for NX Hole Package, improved support for large assembly export from Pro/E, improved performance of ditto/detail structure exchange from CATIA V4 to CATIA V5, and support for Oracle data base.
For more information, visit ITI TranscenData.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.