What’s New in R12 SP2

What’s New in R12 SP2

R12 SP2 is the latest major release coming from TransMagic. Service Pack 2 gives you the power to get more done, faster; many of these enhancements began as feature requests from our customers all over the world. In the image at right, we’ve tied some of the new features to applicable job descriptions; for example, network adminstrators will like the flexibility the new Flexera licensing system gives them to keep their users running uninterrupted. Almost everyone will appreciate the updated CAD versions, which can extend what your CAD system can normally read and write, and give you access to new customers. See the video at the end of this article for a...
The SUPERVIEW Advantage

The SUPERVIEW Advantage

SUPERVIEW is the most basic of the three TransMagic core products; the other two are PRO and EXPERT. As the most basic core product, what is the SUPERVIEW Advantage? Because you’ll have more formats at your fingertips, more viewing tools, a suite of powerful translatiors to open any major 3D CAD file, take advantage of almost instantaneous repair capabilities, and enjoy a wealth of polygon output options and powerful communications options. Read More Formats + PMI SUPERVIEW allows you to read more CAD and polygonal formats, thus increasing the range of customers you can work with. Depending on which CAD system you use, you will already be able to read some CAD...
The EXPERT Advantage

The EXPERT Advantage

TransMagic has three core products, and the most powerful of these is EXPERT. But what, exactly, does EXPERT give you that SUPERVIEW and PRO don’t? What, exactly, is the Expert Advantage? SUPERVIEW will read any major 3D CAD format, write polygonal formats including Web GL and 3D PDF, run Lite Repair, and allow for dimensioning, mass properties calculations and much more. PRO does everything SUPERVIEW does but can also write CAD Neutral formats such as STEP and IGES, as well as Kernel formats such as ACIS, Parasolid & SMS, and PRO gives you access to the PowerPacks for SOLIDWORKS and Inventor. What you get with EXPERT Here’s the short list:...
Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

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 — 3D CAD data power tools that are easy to use. So welcome to our first edition of abraCADabra™ – 3D News from TransMagic and Around the Industry. It’s one page and...
MCAD Industry Predictions for 2019

MCAD Industry Predictions for 2019

CAD Visualization Technologies Drastically Increase in 2019 The rise of game engines as engineering & design tools Game engines will play a larger role in the design and visualization of manufactured products. Game engines like Unity and Unreal Engine are already making inroads to bring CAD data into the engine where advanced lighting, materials, cameras and scripted mechanics can simulate real-world environments. Real-time rendering enables huge time savings over traditional visualization and rendering processes, and allows the user experience to go virtual. Increase in virtual product prototyping Virtual prototyping is in many cases displacing processes...
IGES

IGES

Even though IGES is getting very old, it is still one of the most popular CAD formats out there. What accounts for this popularity? For one thing, it’s been around for a long time, and there are millions of IGES files out there, some of which are still in use. Secondly, though IGES has an illustrious history, not everyone recognizes that IGES is in most cases the worst CAD format to use for exchanging data, so many people continue to use it; but more about that later. The Argument for a Neutral CAD Format Most companies find it difficult to enforce the use of a common set of CAD/CAM tools within their organization, much less across (multiple) supply chains and...