SOLIDWORKS 2019 Speed Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Speed Enhancements

There are many SOLIDWORKS 2019 speed enhancements, but the most noteworthy is that a 26x speed increase in complex part viewport rotation, measured in frames per second (FPS); specifically, SOLIDWORKS 2018 tested at 4.9 FPS, whereas SOLIDWORKS 2019 tested at 129 FPS! In this test by Alin Vargatu and Alen Topic, performance was achieved using an nVIDIA Quadro P4000 card, in OpenGL with RealView and Shadows off. For other settings on the nVIDIA card (Shadows On, RealView on, etc.), the improvements were still 23+ times faster than in SOLIDWORKS 2018, and if we look at the same settings for the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 card, again SOLIDWORKS 2019 boasted between 13...
Leading Industrial Water Jet Manufacturer Uses TransMagic for Their Most Complex 3D CAD Data Translation and Repair Needs

Leading Industrial Water Jet Manufacturer Uses TransMagic for Their Most Complex 3D CAD Data Translation and Repair Needs

OMAX, a manufacturer of abrasive water jets for machine shops, fabricators and manufacturing companies, discusses how they use TransMagic to solve 3D CAD data problems. Abrasive waterjet cutting is impressive. These sophisticated machines can cut a large range of materials with ease and accuracy, from extremely hard metals to volatile substances, using only water and an abrasive. With the wide range of materials they can cut, industrial waterjets are often used with complex geometries. This is a story of how OMAX and TransMagic work together to solve complex 3D CAD data problems. When Problems Exist in the 3D Data Model OMAX’s CNC software is Intelli-MAX. It...
Flatten Assembly and Convert to Assembly

Flatten Assembly and Convert to Assembly

Some of the tools in TransMagic can be lifesavers when you need them, and they often can work together like a Swiss army knife; two such tools are Flatten Assembly and Convert to Assembly. It is important to note that usually our customers either use one or the other of these tools to solve disparate problems. An application came up recently that allows us to use both of these tools together – here’s the workflow to go from an unusable, multibody DWG to a valid assembly file: DWG File Structure Before Flattening Files generated in AutoCAD Modelspace were imported into SOLIDWORKS, but the parts in the assembly weren’t showing up. When the DWG...
What’s in the SuperView Eval?

What’s in the SuperView Eval?

What’s in the SuperView eval? Many people think that the TransMagic Superview eval must be some kind of limited version of TransMagic, but the standard SuperView eval is exactly the same as the one our customers use; it’s just limited to 7 days of use. Overview In the SuperView eval you get all of the normal features of Superview, as well as two add-ons: MagicHeal and MagicCheck.   Superview CAD Viewing Open and view any major 3D CAD format, including CATIA V4, V5, V6, JT, NX, Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, Inventor, ACIS, Parasolid, SMS, STEP and IGES, as well as NGRAIN and numerous polygonal formats. See a complete list of TransMagic’s...
Split Body and Trim Body

Split Body and Trim Body

Split Body and Trim Body are features built into TransMagic Expert, which allow you to set a split-trim body, and use that body to affect a second body by spliting the body, or trimming the body. In the overview image at right, you can see an example of each; in the first example, a sphere is being used as a split body to generate edges where that that model intersects the larger cell phone case. In the second example, a cube is being used as a trim body to trim away that exact mass from the larger cell phone case.   Split Body Let’s say you want to capture the edges of a sphere (or any model) as it intersects a mobile phone case. Figure 1 shows an...
Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

Scroll below to subscribe. At TransMagic our life is 3D CAD data. And our mission is to make your life easier when it comes to sending it, receiving it, repairing it, creating documentation from it…well, you get the picture. The use of 3D data is continuously growing. It used to be that only designers and engineers used 3D data, but that is not the case today. Smart companies are leveraging these 3D assets across functional areas. If you have to “touch” 3D CAD data, we want to be your tool of choice – Our driving force is to provide 3D CAD data power tools that are easy to use. So welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™ – 3D News from...