IGES vs STEP

IGES vs STEP

Life before IGES and STEP In the mid 1970s there were a handful of CAD vendors, often competing for the same business from large companies such as General Electric and Boeing. Some of the big vendors in those days were Applicon, CADAM, CATI (early CATIA), SDRC, Anvil, ComputerVision and Intergraph. In those days, if Boeing for example was using CATI, and they needed to incorporate some subsystems designed by one of their suppliers (who were using another CAD system such as Applicon, for example), they had to write a translator specifically from Applicon to CATI. As you can imagine, the problem quickly became unmanagable as the number suppliers using different...
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,...
Whats New in TransMagic R12 SP3

Whats New in TransMagic R12 SP3

TransMagic has just released R12 SP3, which has enhanced capabilities for one-step Technical Data Package creation, complete with 3D views of CAD models and assemblies, CAD data and automatic CAD translation and file attachments. SP3 also equips you with the ability to read SOLIDWORKS and STEP PMI (in addition to CATIA, NX, Creo and JT), and improved performance in other areas. Technical Data Package (TDP) Enhancements TransMagic’s TechDocs Technical Data Package combines 3D CAD model views with CAD Data and automatic file attachments. Read details below, or scroll to the bottom of this page for a short overview video. TechDocs is available in TransMagic...
How to Create a Technical Data Package

How to Create a Technical Data Package

TransMagic’s Technical Data Package solution, TechDocs, gives you the power to deliver a single file to your customer or supplier which has everything they need in one place. In Figure 1, you can see a 3D model which can be zoomed and rotated, automatically generated and attached CAD and polygonal formats, used-defined attachments, all PMI views and captures, User Defined Attributes, file details, mass properties, part details and assembly structure. No more complicated sends to your internal and external customers; with TechDocs, all the key files are in one package, self-contained. TechDocs is available in TransMagic EXPERT. TechDocs are summarized in the...
TransMagic Live Online Training

TransMagic Live Online Training

TransMagic is offering Live Online Training for remote manufacturing industry workers affected by the COVID-19 virus. These Zoom sessions will last a total of 60 minutes each, with the first 40 minutes consisting of instruction, and the remaining 20 minutes reserved for Q & A. Since the training will be focused on the TransMagic eval, it will cover SUPERVIEW (for opening, viewing and inspecting CAD files), MagicHeal (the add-on for doing CAD model repair) and MagicCheck (the add-on for comparing CAD models, including revision and validation analysis). Class Times All classes will begin at 11:00 AM Pacific time, 12:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Central and 2:00...
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...