STEP to STL

STEP to STL

STEP to STL is a popular translation workflow. Let’s look at what this entails, and best practices. STEP STEP is a CAD Brep format developed in the 1980s as a successor to IGES, and like IGES is a neutral CAD format. STEP files can vary in quality depending on what translator was used to generate them or read them. So the first thing to recognize about the STEP part of this equation is that there may be a better format to start off with. STL STL, which stands for Stereolithography, is a polygonal, faceted, Visrep (Visual Representation) which is used to approximate CAD and other geometry. STL is primarily used for Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D...
CAD File Converter

CAD File Converter

Convert between all major 3D CAD formats quickly and intuitively   Opening a CAD file is as simple as ‘Open’. Saving to the format of your choice as simple as ‘Save As’. Access to more formats for Read and Write gives you power and flexibility to better serve your customers and even expand your customer base. Open all major 3D CAD formats in all TransMagic core products including SUPERVIEW, PRO and EXPERT. Write to kernel and neutral formats with PRO. Write to native, kernel and neutral formats with EXPERT.   Read CATIA V4, V5 & V6 (Model, CATPart, CATProduct, CGM and CGR graphics files) NX & UG (PRT) Solid Edge (PAR,...
STEP Viewer

STEP Viewer

STEP Viewers can view STEP files which can have the .stp and .step file extensions. Viewing Tasks TransMagic’s STEP Viewer will view all types of STEP files, including STEP AP 203, 214 and 242, and can also perform the following tasks: View, zoom, pan, rotate Change color, transparency Measure, dimension, markup Calculate mass properties, surface area, bounding box Show, hide, manage layers Cut sections, create ortho views View PMI, write model and PMI out to 3D PDF SUPERVIEW Viewer TransMagic’s primary viewing product is called SUPERVIEW, and it can also read CATIA, NX, Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, Inventor, AutoCAD, IGES, Parasolid, ACIS and other CAD...
What is CAD Data?

What is CAD Data?

What is CAD Data? CAD data can encompass model geometry, derived geometry, metadata, and can extend to data generated from various forms of analysis. CAD data can be 2D or 3D, composed of wireframes, surfaces or solids, and represented by polygons or voxels. CAD data can contain underlying spline or analytical geometry, gaps between faces, and formats can be ASCII or binary. It can contain PMI and UDA data, and can output that data to sharable formats such as 3D PDF and WebGL for anyone to view in a 3D viewer. It can be extracted to XML and other formats for analysis to help designers and manufacturers improve products and processes.   2D CAD Data This...
CAD Viewer

CAD Viewer

What 8 Tasks Should a CAD Viewer Perform? What should you look for in a CAD Viewer? First and foremost, it should read the files you need to view. But there are other things to consider; check out our list below. View Major CAD Formats. Easily Navigate Parts and Assemblies. View & Manage PMI. See Inside CAD Geometry. Create & Save Views. Dimension, Measure & Calculate. Interrogate Solids. Share the Data with Others.     View Major CAD Formats Being able to view more CAD formats gives you more flexibility in dealing with existing customers, and broadens your ability to pursue new customers. A good CAD viewer will let you: Read CATIA V4 Model,...
CATIA Viewer

CATIA Viewer

What can a CATIA viewer do? Overview View ANY CATIA FormatZoom, Pan, Orbit, Save Named ViewsView PMI and Export to 3D PDFChange Color, Transparency, Cut SectionsMeasure, Dimension, EstimateMass Properties, Surface Area, Bounding BoxOptimize Settings for .Model, .CATPart and .CATProduct ReadOptimize Polygon and Write to Polygonal Formats Watch the Video – More Detail Below. 1-Minute CATIA Viewer Overview Open ANY CATIA Format CATIA V4 .Model parts and assembliesCATIA V5 & V6 CATPart and CATProduct parts and assembliesCGR Visrep modelsxCGM geometric modeling kernel filesDetect Hybrid Brep / Visrep assemblies Viewing Capabilities Orbit, Zoom, Pan Figure...