What is Wire PMI?

What is Wire PMI?

TransMagic’s PMI to Wires allows you to write true PMI to ‘Wires’ or edges, so that the PMI content can be seen by anyone viewing any CAD format, from CATIA to Parasolid to STEP to IGES, giving you the flexibility to communicate your Product and Manufacturing Information to any customer. A Review of PMI Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) is becoming a critical part of the modern design process. More and more companies are embracing Model Based Design (MBD), in which dimensions, notes, and other critical manufacturing data is applied directly to the model rather than held in 2D drawings. By tying PMI to the model itself, the risk of having...
A Multi-CAD Strategy

A Multi-CAD Strategy

Today, it’s a multi-CAD world, and it’s good to know the best way of dealing with every situation. Though this graphic reflects the read/write capabilities of TransMagic, the article is written for the benefit of anyone who is dealing with a multi-CAD environment and needs a multi-CAD solution, whether you have CAD translation software in addition to your CAD system or not.   Go Native When Possible It’s always best to use the native CAD format when possible; if your customer is Boeing, and they are sending you CATPart and CATProduct files from CATIA, it’s helpful if you have a seat of CATIA on hand to see the files in their native...
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...
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...