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:...
Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

Welcome to our first edition of AbraCADabra™

At TransMagic our life is 3D CAD data. And our mission is to make your life easier when it comes to sending it, receiving it, repairing it, creating documentation from it…well, you get the picture.  The use of 3D data is continuously growing. It used to be that only designers and engineers used 3D data, but that is not the case today. Smart companies are leveraging these 3D assets across functional areas. If you have to “touch” 3D CAD data, we want to be your tool of choice — 3D CAD data power tools that are easy to use. So welcome to our first edition of abraCADabra™ – 3D News from TransMagic and Around the Industry. It’s one page and...
MCAD Industry Predictions for 2019

MCAD Industry Predictions for 2019

CAD Visualization Technologies Drastically Increase in 2019 The rise of game engines as engineering & design tools Game engines will play a larger role in the design and visualization of manufactured products. Game engines like Unity and Unreal Engine are already making inroads to bring CAD data into the engine where advanced lighting, materials, cameras and scripted mechanics can simulate real-world environments. Real-time rendering enables huge time savings over traditional visualization and rendering processes, and allows the user experience to go virtual. Increase in virtual product prototyping Virtual prototyping is in many cases displacing processes...
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...
Leading Industrial Water Jet Manufacturer Uses TransMagic for Their Most Complex 3D CAD Data Translation and Repair Needs

Leading Industrial Water Jet Manufacturer Uses TransMagic for Their Most Complex 3D CAD Data Translation and Repair Needs

OMAX, a manufacturer of abrasive water jets for machine shops, fabricators and manufacturing companies, discusses how they use TransMagic to solve 3D CAD data problems.Abrasive waterjet cutting is impressive. These sophisticated machines can cut a large range of materials with ease and accuracy, from extremely hard metals to volatile substances, using only water and an abrasive. With the wide range of materials they can cut, industrial waterjets are often used with complex geometries. This is a story of how OMAX and TransMagic work together to solve complex 3D CAD data problems.When Problems Exist in the 3D Data ModelOMAX’s CNC software is Intelli-MAX. It is...