TransMagic Technical Overview

TransMagic Technical Overview

This article and video attempts to cover the majority of functionality you get with core TransMagic products, without going too long. In a 30-minute video, you can see a quick overview of what is possible with core TransMagic in one sitting, without having to go to multiple pages or videos. Many of our customers use TransMagic only for translation and basic repair, but you may have more in your tool box than you suspected. This video gives you a glimpse of what is already in your toolbox. Differences between core versions and functionality not covered in this video are outlined below.   Differences between SUPERVIEW, PRO and EXPERT To sum it up briefly,...
TransMagic to Offer Complimentary Software for Remote Workers Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

TransMagic to Offer Complimentary Software for Remote Workers Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

By popular demand, this offer is extended to run until June 30, 2020. To help small businesses to be more productive during the COVID-19 crisis, TransMagic will be supplying 500 90-day complimentary licenses of our CAD viewing, healing and model validation software on a first come basis. This software will open all major 3D CAD formats and will be ideal for estimating/quoting, creating technical data packages, and compliance with Boeing D6-5991 specifications. These licenses will run 90 days. The exact configuration will be SUPERVIEW plus MagicHeal, for repairing geometry and creating water-tight solids, and MagicCheck, for high accuracy comparison between two...
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 impact 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 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...
Four Threats to Manufacturing On-Time and On-Budget

Four Threats to Manufacturing On-Time and On-Budget

Avoid Million-Dollar Manufacturing Disasters In engineering, something as simple as declaring the wrong unit of measure can create a disaster costing millions of dollars. John Pike, space policy director at the Federation of American Scientists, stated, “It is very difficult for me to imagine how such a fundamental, basic discrepancy could have remained in the system for so long,” regarding the English to Metric units mistake at NASA [1]. Watch the video overview. Article continues below. Four Threats to On-Time and On-Budget Engineering disasters can often be traced back to design errors that creep into downstream manufacturing processes through...

Top Blogs of 2016 & 2017

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the past two years. Here are the top twelve TransMagic articles from 2016/2017. Actually, it’s hard to measure what the top blogs were in any given year; do you count the number of views? In that case, older articles have a definite edge. In this case we looked at the posts getting the most views during the last 30 days. Here they are: #1 SOLIDWORKS Performance! Optimizing SOLIDWORKS Performance: SOLIDWORKS is still the clear leader in terms of existing MCAD seats, and is always a popular subject. This article goes over several hardware and software suggestions for significantly improving SOLIDWORKS performance....