How Fast Can You Repair CAD Geometry?

How Fast Can You Repair CAD Geometry?

To see how fast you can repair CAD geometry, and how easily models with missing geometry can be covered with new faces using TransMagic’s MagicHeal, check out this step-by-step walkthough.   The process of covering holes and stitching it all together into a watertight solid is quick and easy. Here are the steps (video example at end of this article):   STEP 1 – Auto Repair Wizard Start by running the TransMagic Auto Repair Wizard, a tool which automatically validates geometry and repair functions (see figure 1). This automatic CAD repair tool runs Lite Repair which stitches surfaces together as long as the surfaces meet within a specified...
Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 4

Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 4

Quick Queries of Geometry and Graphical Feedback For this series, we’ve been looking into the diagnostic capabilitities of TransMagic. In this particular segment we look at two additional tools for geometry diagnosis that allow quick queries of geometry as well as graphical feedback. Click here to access earlier posts in this series, Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 1 and Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 2 and Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 3. Query Model: The Query Model button is located on the Operations panel (see figure 1). This gives you the ability to query any model or body and returns the face and edge statistics, such as the total face...
Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 3

Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 3

System Settings to Turn Off Repair and Turn On Diagnostics Note: This is the third article on Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files. This article focuses on how to turn off the normal repair feedback mechanism in TransMagic so that the diagnostic feedback becomes accessible. Click here to access earlier posts in this series, Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 1 and Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 2. In the early days of TransMagic, running any of the repair tools automatically generated a Geometric Integrity Check Results dialogue (see figure 1), which gave the user feedback about the integrity of each part in the assembly, and even drilled down to issues with...
Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 2

Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files – Part 2

The Red Light and Error Feedback Note: This is the second article on Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files. This article focuses on what happens when you use the Auto Repair Wizard to repair a model and get the ‘red light’. Click here to access the first post in this series, Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files Part 1. The Red Light: Whereas the yellow light indicates open circuits where geometry is missing, the red light indicates more extreme problems such as bad vertices, bad edges, or self-intersections. Some of these problems can be fixed with Lite Repair, and some require Full Repair. Let’s look at a specific example (see figure 1). This SAT file has...
Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files

Diagnostic Tools for CAD Files

Using the Green Light as an Indicator of Quality Geometry Most TransMagic customers use TransMagic for viewing and quoting, translation between CAD formats, file repair or file comparison. Recently we found that some of our customers are using TransMagic’s features as diagnostic tools for CAD files to quickly determine the quality of their CAD files. If the file gets the ‘green light’ (see figure 1) and thus is found to be watertight, they know the CAD geometry is high-quality, and they send the geometry to design and engineering teams for further processing using a variety of CAD solutions. If the file gets the yellow or red light, it is not...
MagicCheck – CAD Model Comparison

MagicCheck – CAD Model Comparison

“Protect your downstream manufacturing investment with Point-to-Part Comparison, Part-to-Part Comparison, and Part- to-Part Validation” MagicCheck CAD model comparison software quickly opens all major 3D CAD formats, including point data, to compare against the source CAD model and analyze accuracy. Produce validation, revision and inspection reports for quality control processes. Find errors early while they are still manageable. What’s A Good Fit For MagicCheck? Job Shops and service bureaus who need to verify customer revisions to ensure no unexpected changes are missed. Prototyping specialists who need to compare scanned points against the CAD...