Net-Inspect and Capvidia Announce Strategic Partnership

27 October 2017

This partnership will help reduce the amount of time involved to create a first article inspection report and improve the accuracy of the first article inspection report. These benefits can be fully realized throughout customers’ supply chains with a fully enabled digital thread.

Net-Inspect LLC, a leading provider of supply chain and quality management solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Capvidia, a company focused on Model Based Enterprise software solutions for the manufacturing industry.

The partnership will combine Net-Inspect’s expertise in supply chain visibility solutions with Capvidia’s expertise in CAD technology to speed up the process for OEMs and their suppliers at all tier levels to create first article inspection reports directly from the Model-Based Definition (MBD).

Under the agreement, Capvidia will enable a ‘publish to Net-Inspect’ option within their MBDVidia product. This will enable users to extract the specifications directly from their CAD models – including PTC Creo, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, CATIA, STEP AP242, QIF, and many others – and input the data directly into a Net-Inspect first article inspection report.

Tomasz Luniewski, Founder and CEO of Capvidia commented: "Providing a publish to Net-Inspect option is an important step toward enabling a digital thread from the OEM to the suppliers. Using the CAD model as the ‘single source of truth’ is at the heart of Model Based Enterprise, and this partnership will bridge the digital gap between an OEM and its suppliers.

Mike Dunlop, Founder and President of Net-Inspect commented: “With Net-Inspect’s global network of suppliers and Capvidia’s advancements in extracting the specifications directly from the MBD, the new partnership will provide companies with an ability to electronically distribute model data throughout their entire supply chain. This will create a completely paperless First Article approval and inspection process. These advanced capabilities align perfectly with Industry 4.0’s vision.”

About Capvidia:
Capvidia is the leading software developer for Model Based Enterprise interoperability. Since 1994, Capvidia has developed integrated, standalone applications and components (SDK) for CAD, PLM, CAE, and Quality processes.

About Net-Inspect:
Net-Inspect provides supply chain and quality management software to manufacturers within the aerospace & defense, automotive, and medical device industries. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Net-Inspect’s web-based software is now used by more than 7,000 aerospace manufacturers in 48 countries to gain real-time visibility to quality data, both internally and throughout their respective supply chains. Net-Inspect may be found on the web at

For more information on this partnership, contact Landyn Dunlap of Net Inspect at 425-233-6176 or Daniel Campbell of Capvidia at 415-738-7366.


Capvidia makes Model-Based Definition a practical reality for Creo users

23 May 2017

New technologies help CAD users create MBD-ready models that are fully usable in downstream processes.

May 23, 2017 – Boston, MA – Today, at LiveWorx ’17, the PTC global technology conference, Capvidia’s Daniel Campbell participated in a panel discussion titled Leading Experts Share Their Model-Based Definition Journeys: Where They Are, How Things Are Working, and the Challenges Encountered. In a panel otherwise comprised of experts from Raytheon and TE Connectivity, Campbell brought a unique perspective: that of an industry vendor dedicated to making Model-Based Definition (“MBD”) a practical reality for Creo users.

MBD is a technology based on creating CAD models incorporating 3D annotations (e.g., Product and Manufacturing Information, or “PMI”), as the authority dataset for defining manufactured product components and assemblies (as opposed to 2D drawings.)

Capvidia, known for broad support of MBD across its product line, has developed a product to help serious Creo users more effectively make MBD-ready models: MBDVidia for PTC Creo.


Capvidia adds Pundit inspection simulation software to its product family

03 April 2017

Extending its competence in digital metrology and Model Based Enterprise

Leuven, Belgium, April 3, 2017 -- Capvidia today announced it has acquired Pundit CMM, an inspection simulation software package used by manufacturers to reduce measurement uncertainty, and streamline their measurement planning processes.
Based in part on NIST-developed technology, and originally commercialized by MetroSage LLC, Pundit brought simulation to metrology, enabling quality engineers to identify and assess tolerance and measurement issues early in the product development process, before a design is committed to tooling or production.
The benefits of using Pundit include:


New methodology for simulating the human heart

16 May 2017

A new methodology for simulating the human heart gives researchers a powerful tool for advancing cardiovascular science.

Leuven, Belgium, May 16, 2017 – The Living Heart Project is a research initiative to develop and validate highly accurate digital simulation models of the human heart, for use by researchers, educators, medical device developers, regulatory agencies, and practicing cardiologists. One of the initiative’s first, and most valuable, products is the SIMULIA Living Heart Human Model, a dynamic, anatomically detailed, finite-element (FE) model, representing the electrical and physical behavior of a four-chamber heart, with a simplified fluid (blood) model capable of representing dynamic pressure/volume changes in intra- and extra-cardiac circulation.
To fully understand cardiac function, it’s necessary to go beyond modeling the structure of the heart, and look at the detailed behavior of blood (i.e., cardiac hemodynamics) as it interacts with that structure. This can be accomplished by using a technology borrowed from aerospace and automotive engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Though not without some significant challenges:


Capvidia to present at NIST 2017 Model Based Enterprise Summit

24 March 2017

Leuven, Belgium, March 27, 2017 -- Capvidia will be a featured participant in the 2017 Model Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit, hosted by the National Institute of Standards, on April 3-7 in Gaithersburg, MD. The Summit's purpose is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a 3D model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in the product's lifecycle.
This year, Capvidia will demonstrate an array of technologies supporting MBE, including:

  • MBDVidia for PTC Creo, a tool which can use 2D Creo drawings to add fully semantic PMI (MBD) annotations to 3D Creo models.
  • MBDVidia, a tool that enables users to access and share Model Based Definition (MBD) data without the need for an expensive CAD license. MBDVidia opens any 3D MBD model enabling clients and coworkers to visualize, perform detailed investigation or create quotes and reports.
  • 3DTransVidia, an application to translate and repair 3D models created in different CAD systems, with full support for MBD annotations.
  • CompareVidia, a specialized application to validate and compare CAD models for translation or design changes. With full support for MBD annotations.
  • Capvidia SDK, a software development kit supporting development of applications using QIF (Quality Information Framework.)
  • Pundit CMM, an inspection simulation software package that can calculate task-specific measurement uncertainties for CMM measurements, identifying measurement issues to better control CMM processes.

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