CAD Interoperability with IronCAD's Suite of Products Fosters Collaboration.
Spatial Corp., a provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering applications, and IronCAD, Inc., a provider of design collaboration solutions, announce that Spatial’s 3D InterOp Suite provides the native CAD translators for the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) 2011. These native translators are packaged as a Translator Bundle allowing IronCAD users to seamlessly leverage existing 3D designs regardless of the originating CAD system. The bundle is available for IRONCAD, INOVATE and IronCAD’s newest product, IRONCAD DRAFT. The licensing of 3D InterOp is in addition to IronCAD’s long-standing licenses of 3D ACIS® Modeler and industry standard translators for IronCAD’s entire suite of design collaboration products.
"Spatial has been a key development partner of ours since the initial release of our products. Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler and CAD translators continue to be fundamental contributors to the value we provide our users. More recently, our licensing of Spatial’s 3D InterOp Suite makes high-quality native CAD translators accessible to all of our customers," stated Dr. Tao-Yang Han, IronCAD President. "Today, CAD interoperability is fundamental to successful design collaboration and we are pleased to be working with Spatial to ensure our customers have the best-in-class set of native CAD translators."
Spatial’s 3D InterOp Suite provides high-quality import and export for popular CAD formats including CATIA V4, CATIA V5, IGES, STEP, Parasolid®, and import for SolidWorks®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER®, and NX®. 3D InterOp includes post-processing functions to automatically address geometric inaccuracies inherited from the originating model. Post-processing ensures high-quality data translation for application reuse, a critical need for applications such as the IronCAD’s DCS components that include functions for model manipulation.
IronCAD’s newest product, IRONCAD DRAFT, provides unique 3D integration capabilities, enabling users to work in 2D but also to view, leverage, analyze, render and reference imported 3D model data created by suppliers, customers or colleagues. With 3D InterOp, multiple models from differing CAD systems can be imported to build assemblies, verify interferences, and communicate the 3D representation to customers using realistic rendering and animations. In addition, users can then leverage this critical 3D data in the 2D environment as a fully associative reference allowing detailing and 2D designs based on the information.
"User demand for seamless integration of 3D models into CAD workflows is driving the need for applications to provide reliable, multi-CAD, high-quality translation. We are extremely pleased that IronCAD has licensed 3D InterOp Suite for their DCS Translator Bundles to address this requirement. IronCAD’s decision is recognition of Spatial’s continued commitment to provide the industry’s highest-quality CAD translation components," commented Jean-Marc Guillard, Spatial Chief Operating Officer. "In addition to this recent licensing agreement, Spatial and IronCAD have been long-term development partners, with over 35,000 end-user IRONCAD seats built on Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler and CAD translation components."
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