New CAD & Polygonal Format Versions

  • CATIA V5 2023 R33new in R14 sp1

  • CATIA V6 2023 R33

  • ACIS 2023

  • NX 2212

  • Creo 9.0

  • JT 10.8


  • AutoCAD 2022

  • Inventor 2024

  • Solid Edge 2024

  • Parasolid version 35

  • TMR R14

  • 3D PDF up to 2023

27 New Time-Saving Features Described Below

Get the PDF: What’s new in TransMagic R14 and R14 SP1

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New Features Available in All Core Products

Assembly Explode (R14)

Open any assembly and click Explode. Drag the slider for explode distance.

assembly explodeAssembly Explode prompts you to flatten the assembly, and then drag a slider to determine how far to explode the assembly components. The higher the percentage, the further the components will be from each other. Once you click OK, the parts will remain in their new location. Cannot be undone.

Available in all products from the Operations toolbar.





Annotations in 3D PDF (R14)

Bring Dimensions and Annotations into 3D PDF on a Per-View Basis

annotations in 3D PdfDimensions and annotations can now be imported into 3D PDF as edges.

Being able to bring CAD metadata into your 3D PDF gives you the capability of even more fully communicating with internal and external teams.

To allow dimensions and annotations in 3D PDF, check Write PDF settings.

In the screenshot, you can see dimensions and annotations applied to the part. Notice that there are two saved views; visibility of dimensions and annotations can be controlled on a per-view basis.

Export BOM (R14)

Export a Bill of Materials for Assembly Parts to an Excel Spreadsheet

bill of materialsExport BOM, found on the left side of the Home toolbar, will output an Excel spreadsheet with Part Number, Part Name and Quantity as detected in the assembly.

Optional attributes available in TransMagic Settings include:

  • Part Image
  • Material
  • Weight
  • Surface Area
  • Bounding Box
  • Address
  • Logo

Industrial Colors (R14)

Colorize now randomly assigns industrial colors to selected geometry

industrial colorsPreviously, TransMagic applied completely random colors to models, assemblies and surfaces that did not have assigned colors. These random colors were sometimes hard to see against the default background, or difficult to see detail on (like black), or too similar to selected geometry (selected geometry is yellow), or the CAD assemblies simply looked like toy.

In R14, we have implemented a Colorize button which will change all the selected parts to a random industrial color (typically the color of various metals), and if the model or assembly doesn’t already have assigned colors, ‘colorize’ will be automatically applied to the geometry upon opening the file.

There is a drop down for Colorize called Colorize With Random Color, which will apply completely random colors to all parts and surfaces.



Add Centerline (R14)

Add Centerline puts a centerline in any selected cylindrical face

add centerlineIn the screenshot at right, one centerline has already been added to one of the holes, and the cylindrical face of another hole has been selected. Any selected cylindrical face activates the Add Center Line button. Once the button is clicked, the center line will be added.

There is a drop down arrow which makes the center line ‘Render On Top’ so that it renders on top of the surrounding geometry. The ‘Render On Top’ will not actually occur until you click in the screen area again. To turn off ‘Render On Top’, just select a cylindrical face and click ‘Add Center Line’ again. 

If you Redraw the screen, the centerlines lose their dashed line type. To get the dashed linetype back, select a cylindrical face and choose Add Centerline again. Centerlines can be deleted from the Assembly Browser.



Show Origin (R14)

Show Origin will display an origin axis on the screen

show originShow Origin can be found on the View toolbar under Rendering (see red arrow in screenshot).

Clicking on Show Origin will cause a red-green-blue axis to be drawn where the origin of the part is located.

You can adjust the size of the origin axis in Settings under Application > Appearance > View Settings > Origin Axis Length (mm).

Show Origin is useful for changing the origin if you want to put the origin in a different location, for example at the center of a hole for machining or measurement purposes. This feature works well with Move to Origin, Add Centerpoint, and Precise Positioning. 

Add Centerpoint (R14)

Add a centerpoint to any selected arc or circular edge

add centerpointThe Add Center Point button becomes active when you select a circular or arc edge. You can select edges using the Single Select tool set to Dynamic or Edge. Once you press the button, TransMagic will place a vertex at the center of the selected edge. However, you will not see the vertex unless your vertices are turned on (View toolbar > Rendering > Show Vertices).

In the screenshot at right, one center point has already been added (indicated by the red arrow), and another circular edge has been selected, activating the Add Center Point button.

Add Center Point can be used with Show Origin and Precise Positioning > Move to Origin to move the center of any arc or circle of any model to the 0,0,0 origin for machining or coordinate measuring machine (CMM) purposes.

Show Surface and Vertex Normals (R14)

Display surface and vertex normal on selected geometry

show surface normalSurface normals indicate the positive direction of any selected surface. In the screenshot at right, the yellow face is selected, and then the Surface Normal button is clicked. This creates the black ‘normal’ line on the selected face, indicating the positive direction for that surface. Occassionally, you will run into geometry where one or more surfaces have inverted normals, and Surface Normal is one way confirm inverted normals.

You can also select any edge or group of edges, and use the drop down arrow under Surface Normal to create Vertex Normals at the vertices of any selected edges.

To make surface normals go away, just select the same geometry again, and click Surface Normal again; in that sense, the Surface Normal and Vertex Normal buttons are on/off toggles.

Convert T-Edges to Edges (R14)

Tolerant Edges can now automatically be converted to edges

convert t-edges to edgesTolerant Edges are edges on CAD models that are within acceptable range, but are less than TransMagic native precision. These edges can be seen by clicking on the Show T-Edges button.

If you use Convert TEdges to Edges, you improve the quality of geometry for better downstream results; for example, we have seen several instances of geometry which could not be saved out to a CATIA format without first converting TEdges to Edges.



Open Zip Files (R14 SP1)

Open zipped files transparently and select the part or assembly of choice

open zipped filesSometimes you get a Zip file from a customer or supplier, and you have to extract the file so you can even get to it.

Now, TransMagic lets you open the zip file directly, and select the part or assembly you want to work with, saving you the unzip time and hassle of fighting through folders and files.







Open File Just Saved (R14 SP1)

Open the file you just saved automatically for quick inspection

open file just savedOpen File After Save As will immediately open the file you just saved so you can inspect it proceeding with your design & engineering work, or before sending it on to your internal or external customers.

Conveniently located at the bottom of the Save As dialog box, this little checkbox will save you the time and hassle of locating the file you just saved, every time you use it. 





Features in both TransMagic EXPERT and  MagicHeal


Defeaturing: Recognize and Remove Features (R14)

Hide IP, simplify parts and assemblies for better performance

defeaturingFeatures including holes, fillets and chamfers can be recognized and/or removed based on size and angles. Recognized features will have their faces highlighted in red.

The drop down for Recognize Feature is Remove Feature; the same features which were ‘recognized’ can be removed with Remove Feature. Use Recognize Feature if you want to see what the impact on the part or assembly will be, and use Remove Feature if you already feel confident of the result you will get.

In this example, we are only removing the holes recognized in the previous screenshot.

Blends (fillets) and Chamfers can also be removed using this tool – values should be given in mm and degrees.



Remove Feature (R14 SP1)

Select the key faces for any boss or cut, then click Remove Feature

remove featureAt right, all five faces of a boss are selected, using the Single Select arrow tool (on left toolbar). Then click Remove Feature from the EXPERT or MagicHeal toolbar to remove the feature.

In the screenshot at right, the boss has been removed, then the inside of the hole was selected and removed, then the post in the middle of the part.

The key to using Remove Feature is to select all the faces that define that feature, but do not select faces that tie that feature to the larger part. 

Remove Small Bodies (R14 SP1)

Remove fasteners and other small or unnecessary components to lighten assemblies

remove small bodiesRemove Small Bodies prompts you to either Select a body to measure as a typical small body to remove, or click More, which will give you the ability to enter the X, Y and Z dimensions of the part bounding box you want TransMagic to search for.

If you use the Select option, you must first select the component you want to select, then click the Select button. In the screenshot, all parts with a bounding box volume of less than 1”x1”x1” have been selected for deletion.

Magic Wrap (R14 SP1)

Wrap a Convex Hull bounding box around selected geometry

magic wrapAs with a standard bounding box, Magic Wrap covers the selected geometry but uses a convex hull bounding box for a tighter wrap around angles and curves.

The ‘Magic Wrap’ convex hull bounding box is a solid body and can thus be used for Mass Properties, Surface Area, Boolean Operations, etc.






Features available in TransMagic EXPERT

Collision Analysis (R14 SP1)

Analyze an assembly to determine which parts touch and intersect

collision analysisQuickly analyze if a selected part touches other components, or interferes with other components.

In the screenshot, Short Shaft has been selected in the spreadsheet (see red arrow), which causes it to turn yellow in the screen area (another red arrow), so any bodies it is touching will be shown on the spreadsheet.

In the spreadsheet, the ANSI clips are shown, as well as the Piston Rod – all bodies touch each other from outside (see orange arrows).

Draft Analysis (R14 SP1)

Draft Analysis shows you the draft of faces in the part

draft analysisSelect a face (see red arrow in screenshot) and enter a required draft angle; Draft Analysis will show you all geometry inside and outside that limit.

In this case, the Draft Angle entered is 4 degrees. Green geometry has 4 or more degrees of draft, but orange geometry does not. If we change the Draft Angle to 3, all geometry in this model will be green.

If there is an overhang, that geometry will be colored red.



Show Draft Angle (R14 SP1)

Select a pull direction face, and select a flat or conical face to generate the Draft Angle

show draft angleFor situations where you cannot dimension a draft angle, or do not want to dimension a draft angle, you can use the Show Draft Angle tool. To use the tool, just select two faces – the pull direction, and the face you are measuring draft for.

In the screenshot at right, the flat plane and a conical face are selected, which activates the Draft Angle button. Clicking on the Draft Angle button causes the Draft Angle dialog to come up, showing the calculated draft value.

Show Draft Angle is particularly useful for showing draft angles that are difficult to dimension, such as the conic geometry shown here.

Cutting Plane (R14 SP1)

Cutting Planes is similar to Section Plane but actually trims back the geometry

cutting planeCutting Planes uses much of the same interface as Section Plane, but with Cutting Planes you are actually trimming away unwanted geometry. Changes are permanent.

In the screenshot at right, the assembly has already been trimmed in the Y axis and X axis. The Clipping Plane is adjustable. The part or assembly will be trimmed and can be saved to a CAD or polygonal format afterwards.

Cutting Planes is useful for isolating the geometry you’re interested in working with as well as revealing the inside of geometry for technical documentation or general visualization purposes.

Replace With Bounding Box (R14 SP1)

Replace selected geometry with a bounding box to simplify complex assemblies

replace with bounding boxSimply select any geometry you don’t need, and instantly replace it with either a rectangular or convex hull bounding box to simplify and lighten the assembly or hide detail.

All bounding boxes are solid bodies and can thus be used for Mass Properties, Surface Area, Boolean Operations, etc.

Replace with Bounding Box is useful for simplifying large assemblies in cases where you don’t actually need the exact geometry for every part, but you want to retain the general envelope of the part or subassembly you are removing.

Atomize (R14*)

Atomize turns any CAD or polygonal assembly into discrete parts

atomize buttonIn the screenshot at right, Atomize has been clicked, and it opens the Save As dialog box with Assembly as XML and Atomize enabled. Notice in this case that the STEP format is the currently selected format in the Save As type. As soon as you click Save, the assembly will be saved to the desired location as discrete STEP parts.

STEP and Parasolid are typically a monolithic assemblies, but by using Atomize, you can save the discrete parts to the folder of your choice. Some customers use Atomize to generate separate STL models for individual 3D print processing.

Notice also that you can save out XML data for PMI, Mass Properties, Surface Area and Bounding Box by checking the relevant boxes. This XML data will be saved to the same folder as your CAD or polygonal files.

*Atomize was introduced in the R12 timeframe, but the Atomize button was added in R14.

Features available in MagicCheck


Annotated Change Regions (R14 SP1)

Clearly see all change areas with annotation arrow and label

annotated change regionsWhen you click on Find Next Change, or on any view in the View Browser, you will see that every Change Region will have an associated annotation, pointing to the changed area.

Annotated Change Regions are important because as you zoom, pan and rotate to inspect changes, you often need to know which change region is which.

Annotations arrows are only shown in TransMagic, they are not in the MagicCheck report.

See Help > MagicCheck for more information on Part to Part Analysis and Change Regions.

Add Section Views to MagicCheck & MagicCheck Report (R14 SP1)

Now you can see inside the part when generating MagicCheck comparison analysis reports

add section views to magiccheck analysis and reportAdding a Section Plane while in MagicCheck will automatically populate into the MagicCheck Report as an additional saved view. Making section views of internal changes is the only way to add them to the MagicCheck report.

In the screenshot at right there are four arrows to show key aspects. Section Planes has been opened from the Operations toolbar, and is being used to create a section in the Y-Axis. This same view has already been saved to the View Browser using the New button, and you can see the specially named view ‘Section_Y_0.00mm_View_13’.

Any views added to the View Browser will be available in the 3D PDF after you create a Report.

Batch Compare (R14 SP1)

Select dozens or hundreds of parts and compare them automatically, in batch mode

batch compareBatch compare allows you to compare many parts at one time, as shown in the screenshot at right. Batch Compare is included with the TransMagic MagicCheck Add-On in Release 14.100.000 and beyond.

To set up Batch Compare, create two folders, one with the original parts, and the other with the derived parts.

Then you just select the folders from the interface, choose an analysis type, select an output folder, and click Go!

Batch Compare will generate a 3D PDF report of all comparisons as well as a log Excel file overviewing which comparisons passed or failed.

Compare PMI (R14)

Select two parts with PMI and Compare their PMI

compare pmiOpen two models which contain PMI notes using Open PMI Parts. Click Compare PMI, and you’ll receive a message that the PMI either matches or does not match.

For further feedback, you can click PMI Compare Report to see an Excel spreadsheet detailing which PMI notes were in sync and which were either missing or conflicting from the Source part.

For PMI comparison to work, the PMI must be semantic, not just graphical. See more on Compare PMI in Help.

MagicSTK (R14) – For Ansys/AGI STK Users

MagicSTK allows you to convert geometry to Collada or GLTF for use in STK flight simulations

magic stkMagicSTK is a new TransMagic Add On which prepares CAD or polygonal geometry for use in the Ansys/AGI STK (system tool kit) flight analysis & simulation software.

The screenshot at right is from an STK satellite orbit simulation. Attach points can be applied for positioning of cameras as shown in the left-most image. Solar panels can be designated, including efficiency percentages and the ability to rotate around a given axis.

MagicSTK began life as an Add On in R14.

GLTF format support added in R14 SP1

How to get R14 SP1

You can find both the latest version of R12 and R14 at

Please Note: R14 is available to all subscription customers and perpetual customers with current maintenance as of June 1, 2023. If you are a perpetual customer whose maintenance has expired before June 1, 2023, do not install R14 since it will not run and will require a clean uninstall of R14, a device clear process, and reinstall of R12. If you are a perpetual customer who would like to renew your maintenance, please contact

Installation Instructions: Installing TransMagic R14 SP1 – TransMagic Support Center

R14 SP1 Features – Overview Video

R14 New Features – Overview Video