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Function(CAD Capabilities)

DATA EXCHANGE (Data exchange tool)

There are various types of data provided by customers.
Receiving and providing data constitutes one of the most important processes.
CADmeister’s robust tool for data exchange DATA EXCHANGE enables users to receive data from and providing to CAD systems correctly.

 Data exchange

Should the same CAD system be used as the one at the customer?

CAD/CAM systems have their own strong points. Can you expect a smooth operation of CAD tasks if you purchase and use the same CAD system as your customer? The same CAD system may be useful for facilitating the exchange of CAD data between your company and the customer. However, if the system is only useful for designing models and suitable for architectural design, will it be enough to ensure the smooth operation of your CAD tasks?
Will the system be sufficiently capable of blending, drafting, contraction and offsetting? Further, will it be capable of 3D processing?
The priority placed on data exchange should not compromise the purpose of business. Means should not be the end. It is not a good solution to purchase CAD systems in order to meet the requirements of every new customer.
Our recommendation is to choose the CAD system that is most suitable to the business of your company, and then choose any optional data exchange function that is responsive to your customers.
 

Data exchange through standard formats and direct exchange of data

Data can be exchanged directly or in the standard formats among different CAD systems.

Data exchanges in the standard formats

Typical intermediary formats that exchange data through standard formats are represented by IGES, JAMA, STEP, JT, STL or DXF.
 

Direct data exchange

A unique format of individual CAD systems is utilized for data exchange as it is. A converter is needed for each CAD system.
 

 Features

Types of data exchange

CADmeister has the standard and optional capabilities of data exchange.

Standard package of data exchange support formats

  • Import/export of IGES files
  • Import/export of JAMA-IS files
  • Import/export of DXF/DWG files
  • Import/export of CADCEUS files
  • Import/export of STL files
  • Export of XVL files
  • Export of VRML files

Optional package of data exchange support formats (Separate licenses are needed.)

  • Import/export of STEP files
  • Import/export of CATIAv4 files
  • Import/export of CATIAv5 files
  • Import/export of Unigraphics files
  • Import/export of SolidWorks files
  • Import/export of JT files
  • Import/export of I-DEAS files
  • Import/export of Pro/ENGINEER files
  • Import/export of TDEX files
  • Import/export of TOGO files
  • Export of NCVIEW files

Features and Specification of the Capabilities of Data Exchange

IGES、JAMA-IS

CADmeister is capable of choosing recommended parameters that are fit to the CAD system that receives and returns data. It enables correct data exchanges
 

DXF、DWG

CADmeister can utilize conversion parameters in order to enable various types of settings for these files.
 

CADCEUS

CADmeister can input into CFIO files of CADCEUS the data such as of placement, layer, and history. Also, it can output CFIO files of the indicated objects (parts, assemblies, sheets, views). The output CFIO files contain non-parametric mode data that do not have history data.
 

STL

STL (Stereo Lithography) is a standard format for laser beam lithography. CADmeister can convert solid data into STL (text/binary) format data. STL data are used for the commands such as explicitly describing distances among STL elements and changing the shapes of STL figures.
 

XVL

XVL (eXtensible Virtual world description Language) is a 3D data format developed by Lattice Technology Co.,Ltd.. XVL Player is needed in order to confirm the files of XVL format.
 

VRML

3D CAD data such as of revolution and extension can be confirmed through web browsers, provided that they are of VRML. VRML data are useful for meeting with customers as well as the other departments of a company.
 

STEP

STEP is a file format compliant to ISO international standards that regulate the expressions and conversions of model data. The convertible STEP files are AP203 and AP214.
AP203 enables conversions of model data (points, lines/curves, surfaces, composite surfaces, solids, assemblies).
AP214 enables conversions of model data (points, lines/curves, surfaces, composite surfaces, solids, assemblies) and attributes of shapes (display attributes, groups, and layers).
 

CATIAv4

The standard external file format for CATIA Ver 4 is Model File (*.Model).

Import :
The CATIA Model File, Sequential File (*.exp) support version is Ver4.2.5.
Export :
The CATIA Model File support version is Ver4.2.5.

CATIAv5

The standard external file format for CATIA v 5 is CATPart file (*.CATPart).
The standard assembly file format for CATIA v 5 is CATProduct file (*. CATProduct).

Import :
The support versions are R13 through to R24.
Export :
The support versions are R13 through to R23.
Note :
The software "CATIAv5 Translator" provided by UEL Corporation is needed.

Unigraphics

Import
The Parasolid format (*.xmt_txt,*xmt_b) support versions are Ver.7.0 through to Ver.28.0.
Export
The conversion format (*.xmt_txt) is Parasolid format Ver.7.0.

SOLIDWORKS

Import
The Parasolid format (*.x_t,*x_b) support versions are Ver.7.0 through to Ver.28.0.
Export
The conversion format (*.x_t) is Parasolid format Ver.7.0.

I-deas

Import /Export The intermediate file is ENF format (*.armo,*.enf_ide).

Note :
The corresponding software products 「Elysium DirectTranslator」 need to be installed on the side of I-DEAS.
「Elysium DirectTranslator EX7.0」 support versions are NX I-deas 6.3,6.4,6.5.

Pro/ENGINEER

Import / Export The intermediate file is ENF format (*.armo,*enf_pro).

Note :
The corresponding software products 「Elysium DirectTranslator」 need to be installed on the side of Pro/ENGINEER.
「Elysium DirectTranslator EX7.0」 support versions are Wildfire 5.0 , Creo Parametric 2.0, 3.0.

JT

Shape data (points, lines/curves, XT B-Rep, JT B-Rep) and polygonal data (polygons, polygonal lines/curves) are converted into JT format.
 

TDEX

This is the file format for data transfers regulated by Toyota Motor Corporation.
 

TOGO

This is the file format for the comprehensive CAD/CAM system (TOGO) developed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
 

NCVIEW

This converts into the data formats that can be handled by the machining simulation system developed by Ai solutions Co, Ltd.
 

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