Viewing SOLIDWORKS PMI

Viewing SOLIDWORKS PMI

Viewing SOLIDWORKS PMI in TransMagic involves having the correct settings. As you can see in the screenshot at above right, correctly viewing SOLIDWORKS PMI should give you access to both semantic PMI (as shown in the Assembly Browser), and graphical PMI (PMI in the screen area, attached to the part). The PMI TransMagic reads from SOLIDWORKS is associative, meaning that if you click on a PMI note, the corresponding geometry will highlight. To do this, use the Single Select Arrow on the left toolbar. The flyout arrow will give you access to different selection options. Choose ‘PMI Level Selection’. Then, click on any PMI note with your left mouse...
TransMagic R12 Enhancements

TransMagic R12 Enhancements

  TransMagic has just released a new build – R12.31.200. For installation instructions, please see Installing TransMagic R12 SP2 and SP3 on our support portal. The latest round of TransMagic R12 enhancements include updated CAD format versions, new polygonal formats, and several other enhancements detailed below.   Updated CAD Version Support NX 1980 (Continuous Release) SOLIDWORKS 2022 Solid Edge 2022 Creo 8.0   New 3D Formats FBX (new) – FBX stands for Filmbox. It allows storing of objects, materials and motion, making it ideal for game development applications. GLTF (new) – GLTF stands for Graphics Language Transmission...
Dealing with Polygons in a CAD World

Dealing with Polygons in a CAD World

CAD files are typically boundary rep files, or B-Rep files. They’re intelligent, in that they can be altered parametrically (in their native CAD system), they can be interrogated for mass, volume, surface area and edge length, they can have materials assigned, which will change their mass, and they can be measured and dimensioned. Polygonal models are sometimes known as visual representations, or Viz-Rep models. They cannot be changed easily, and they cannot generate mass or surface values. Read more about the differences between B-Rep and Viz-Rep models.  So what do you do when, either from your customer or through some other circumstance, end up with a...
System Requirements and other FAQs

System Requirements and other FAQs

While most of the questions you might have about TransMagic products and capabilities can be found at TransMagic.com, there is a support portal available. To reach the support portal, just click on Support on the main menu, or go to https://support.transmagic.com. At the top of the page, you’ll see a link to Submit a Request – this allows you to submit a support request, and if necessary, attach a CAD or other file. There are three main areas in the Support Portal; Getting Started, Troubleshooting and Knowledge Base: Getting Started Getting Started includes basic installation instructions, system requirements and new user tips.  ...
Rhino Support, New Format Updates for TransMagic R12 SP3

Rhino Support, New Format Updates for TransMagic R12 SP3

Version 12.30.702 of TransMagic has added a new CAD format and nine updated CAD format versions, as well as some powerful feature enhancements. New CAD Format: Rhino! Supports versions 2 through 7 (read only). Updated Format Versions to keep you up to date with your customers and suppliers: CATIA V5 2021 (R31) CATIA V6 2021x (R31) NX Continuous Release 1953 Creo 7.1 Solid Edge 2021 SOLIDWORKS 2021 Write DWG 2021 Parasolid R33 ACIS 2021 (R31) That’s not all in this packed point release:   Best Fit Bounding Box Best Fit Bounding Box, which allows the bounding box to shift orientations relative to the CAD model or assembly, to get the tightest possible fit...
Exploiting Marginal Gains in Design and Manufacturing

Exploiting Marginal Gains in Design and Manufacturing

How did the British Cycling team go from only a single gold medal from in 84 years (1920 to 1996), to dominating Olympic cycling from 2008 to 2016, with a total of a total of 24 gold medals in three Olympics (8 in 2008, 8 in 2012, and 6 in 2016)? And how can exploiting marginal gains in cycling have anything to do with exploiting marginal gains in design and manufacturing? Under the leadership of Sir Dave Brailsford, a former professional cyclist armed with an MBA and an interest in Kaizen (the Japanese concept of ‘continuous improvement’ in business practices), they looked for, found and exploited numerous opportunities to improve performance by 1%. Areas as...