Do You Have These Production Bottlenecks?

Do You Have These Production Bottlenecks?

Normally, we think of production bottlenecks as occurring on the production floor; but there are upstream processes which can delay production as well as adversely affecting manufacturing, quality assurance and scrap. CAD Viewing The inability for all project stakeholders to view and interact with CAD model data can become a production bottleneck, because 3D part and assembly models give the entire team a window into the project which could trigger necessary interventions early in the production process, before they become prohibitively expensive. CAD Viewers and 3D PDFs – This doesn’t mean all stakeholders need a full CAD seat, however; they might just...

What is Octo-CAD?

Octo-CAD is the alien manifestation of newly discovered subatomic particles that appear to be engaged in an attack on the earth’s manufacturing sector. Theoretically, there are eight of these subatomic particles (hence the ‘octo’), but only three have thus far been identified by scientists at the ‘Zern’ Supercollider. These ‘monsters’ are: Corruptus Magnificus (aka ‘Corrupto’): Responsible for the corruption of CAD files, resulting in time-consuming CAD model repairs or remodeling. Faceicus Obliteratus (aka ‘Faceless’): Responsible for the loss of faces on CAD files, also resulting in time-consuming CAD model repairs...
NX Viewer

NX Viewer

TransMagic SUPERVIEW can View any NX or UG Format View any JT or Parasolid Format (both are Siemens formats) Zoom, Pan, Orbit, Save Named Views View PMI and Export PMI to 3D PDF so anyone can access it Change Color, Transparency and Cut Sections Measure, Dimension, Quote Generate Mass Properties, Surface Area and Bounding Box Optimize Settings for NX read, JT read, Parasolid read Optimize Polygon Output, Reduce Polygons and Write to Polygonal Formats See an 3-minute video overview below.   Writing CAD Formats If you need to write to CAD formats, consider our other core products: TransMagic PRO can write to neutral CAD formats such as STEP, IGES, Parasolid,...
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) format which is used to approximate CAD and other geometry. STL is primarily used for Additive Manufacturing (also known as...
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...