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.    New Licensing System...
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:...
TransMagic Viewing

TransMagic Viewing

This step-by-step tutorial will take you through the general View capabilities of TransMagic. The video version is immediately below, and the readable version is further down. Open the Inventor Clamp Assembly sample file. You can find it at C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\TransMagic\Sample Files\Inventor\InvSample03\CylinderClamp.iam. Zoom, Orbit and Pan (See this content at 0:43 of video: https://youtu.be/Y-vqDDaIIrQ?t=43) Zoom, Orbit and Pan tools can be accessed via a 3-button mouse, the View toolbar (see the left side of your screen), or the Right Mouse Button menu (right-click your mouse in the blank screen area to access this menu). To Rotate the view...
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...
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Speed Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Speed Enhancements

There are many SOLIDWORKS 2019 speed enhancements, but the most noteworthy is that a 26x speed increase in complex part viewport rotation, measured in frames per second (FPS); specifically, SOLIDWORKS 2018 tested at 4.9 FPS, whereas SOLIDWORKS 2019 tested at 129 FPS! In this test by Alin Vargatu and Alen Topic, performance was achieved using an nVIDIA Quadro P4000 card, in OpenGL with RealView and Shadows off. For other settings on the nVIDIA card (Shadows On, RealView on, etc.), the improvements were still 23+ times faster than in SOLIDWORKS 2018, and if we look at the same settings for the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 card, again SOLIDWORKS 2019 boasted between 13...