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.
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 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.
CADmeister has the standard and optional capabilities of data exchange.
Standard package of data exchange support formats
Optional package of data exchange support formats (Separate licenses are needed.)
CADmeister is capable of choosing recommended parameters that are fit to the CAD system that receives and returns data. It enables correct data exchanges
CADmeister can utilize conversion parameters in order to enable various types of settings for these files.
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 (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 (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.
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 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).
The standard external file format for CATIA Ver 4 is Model File (*.Model).
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 /Export The intermediate file is ENF format (*.armo,*.enf_ide).
Import / Export The intermediate file is ENF format (*.armo,*enf_pro).
Shape data (points, lines/curves, XT B-Rep, JT B-Rep) and polygonal data (polygons, polygonal lines/curves) are converted into JT format.
This is the file format for data transfers regulated by Toyota Motor Corporation.
This is the file format for the comprehensive CAD/CAM system (TOGO) developed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
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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