Machine Gun Surface

Machine Gun Surface

Machine Gun Surface replaces missing faces and surfaces until the CAD model is watertight. The sequence is simple; just click the Machine Gun Surface button (found on the MagicHeal toolbar). In the example in the image at right, Machine Gun Surface replaced thirteen surfaces in less than 10 seconds. The last step, if you are satisfied that the model looks good, is to select all the geometry and run Lite Repair (from the Home toolbar) to stitch the newly added surfaces to the model. Machine Gun Surface is an automatic version of the Find Next & Cover feature found in Advanced Repair, part of the MagicHeal add-on. The benefit of Machine Gun Surface is that,...
Advanced Repair Tools

Advanced Repair Tools

Advanced Repair Tools can solve some of the thornier problems of CAD repair, often in just seconds. In the process of translating from one format or CAD system to another, it is not uncommon that some geometry is lost. If you suspect that poor translation is your problem, consider trying TransMagic as your translation solution; however, sometimes the translation is done and you have no other recourse than to repair the model. Advanced Repair Tools are included with TransMagic’s MagicHeal add-on, and allow you to address many of these cases and cover missing surfaces in a variety of ways. The key features of Advanced Repair Tools are Cover Circuit, Cover...
Full Repair Recaptures Design Intent

Full Repair Recaptures Design Intent

When you model a box, you expect the faces to meet at an edge, and when you create a fillet, you expect the surfaces to be tangent. Poor translations can sometimes lead to gaps between surfaces and discontinuities in curved surfaces. That’s where TransMagic’s Full Repair comes in. Full Repair is one part of the MagicHeal add-on; it works to recapture the designer’s original intent for each model. Extending and Reintersecting Edge Geometry As Figure 1 illustrates, Full Repair enables you to extend and reintersect surface edges to create a cohesive watertight solid (figure exaggerated to illustrate process). Gaps between surfaces can hinder...
CAD Repair in Seconds Flat

CAD Repair in Seconds Flat

All core TransMagic products come with the Auto Repair Wizard and Lite Repair, giving you CAD repair in seconds flat. By default, every model that is opened is evaluated by the Auto Repair Wizard (ARW) to see if it is a watertight solid, and if there are any underlying issues. In the before-and-after image at right, the ‘before’ image has different default colors for each face or surface; this is an indication that you are dealing with an group of surfaces rather than a watertight solid model. In the ‘after’ image, the color of the model is uniform, indicating that the model is a cohesive solid. Based on what the ARW finds, it will...
MagicCheck Micrometer Tool

MagicCheck Micrometer Tool

The MagicCheck Micrometer is a simple yet powerful tool that allows you to easily, instantly and precisely measure discrepancies between two parts. When the Micrometer tool is used with MagicCheck, it does more than simply calculate part thickness; because the context of MagicCheck is part-to-part comparison, the tool calculates part thickness for both the Source and Target parts, as well as the distance between those parts. The Source part is always assumed to be the first part selected via the Open Parts dialog box, and the Target part is the second part; the order of Source and Target parts can be modified in the Open Parts dialog. Micrometer Dialog Box...
Saving Custom Views

Saving Custom Views

The TransMagic View Browser makes saving custom views possible, allowing you to name and save views. Each view can have its own orientation, rendering style, notes, dimension visibility and markup. Views can also be exported to PDF, XLS or HTML. Saved views and metadata can aid the process of designing, engineering and quote generation, as well as other marketing and sales processes. To generate a custom view, first launch the View Browser, which is found on the View Toolbar; note that, once launched, the View Browser is accessible next to the Assembly Browser on the left side of the screen. Simply click on View Browser to open the browser up. Prior to saving...