By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software and IronCAD, Inc. have announced that IronCAD’s new 3D Connector software, part of IRONCAD Draft, is now integrated with Siemens PLM Software’s Parasolid software and three D-Cubed software components for constraint solving and collision detection.
“The Parasolid and D-Cubed components have for many years been making critical contributions to the fundamental capabilities of IRONCAD, our full feature 3D part and assembly modeling product,” says Cary O’Connor, vice president of Marketing for IronCAD. “We’re delighted to be able to make further use of these components in IRONCAD Draft, allowing users to leverage constraint information from their 3D models in the context of a dedicated drafting and detailing tool.”
IRONCAD Draft is a 2D drafting tool with a new 3D integration capability enabled by 3D Connector. Leveraging its integration with Parasolid, users can now import 3D model data created with any software product capable of outputting the Parasolid geometry format, such as IRONCAD or third-party applications. The data can be viewed, analyzed, rendered and referenced as the user produces drawings using the various 2D mechanical drafting functions in IRONCAD Draft.
In addition, any 3D models imported from IRONCAD can be repositioned under the control of any existing dimensions and constraints using Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed 2D and 3D Dimensional Constraint Managers (DCMs). This allows the user to reconfigure a constrained model to meet the requirements of a specific 2D drafting or detailing task. Using the D-Cubed Collision Detection Manager (CDM) users can also verify that new configurations do not result in colliding parts.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.