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...
How to Destroy a Spacecraft in 7 Easy Steps

How to Destroy a Spacecraft in 7 Easy Steps

The purpose of How to Destroy a Spacecraft in 7 Easy Steps is to emphasize how easy it is to inadvertently make bad design and manufacturing decisions which can not only affect astronauts in the space program, but can extend to all sectors and endanger lives, products and companies. We honor the men and women who’ve given their lives to advance our space program. Many of us know the story of how the Apollo 13 spacecraft blew her oxygen tanks near the moon, nearly costing the lives of three astronauts, but through heroic acts and ingenuity, managed to limp home with all her crew intact. The incident nearly derailed the Apollo space program – but few of us know...
Which Geometric Modeling Kernel?

Which Geometric Modeling Kernel?

Since Geometric Modeling Kernels are a more precise format than STEP, and will often provide a superior translation, this listing will help you find which geometric modeling kernel powers the CAD application you need to communicate with. If you don’t have the ability to write the native CAD format, write to the geometric modeling kernel which powers the CAD application; geometric modeling kernels are more precisely written than neutral CAD formats, and give you the best chance of getting the cleanest, most accurate CAD geometry. For further information on when to use which CAD format (native, kernel or neutral), please see the CAD Format Ladder article....
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...
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...
More Formats for SOLIDWORKS Users

More Formats for SOLIDWORKS Users

Many people don’t realize that when they buy TransMagic PRO or EXPERT, they automatically gain access to the PowerPack for SOLIDWORKS. TransMagic’s PowerPack for SOLIDWORKS provides thirteen more formats for SOLIDWORKS users, including CAD and polygonal formats, the latest versions of those formats, and built-in repair tools, all from inside the SOLIDWORKS interface! With additional formats and versions, you have the ability to serve a wider range of customers and you have more options in those instances where there is a problem reading or writing a particular format. Not only that, but you have access to different versions of the same translator;...