Capvidia Releases FormatWorks 2013
Extended MBD Functionality for SolidWorks Users
Leuven, Belgium, April 2, 2013 - Capvidia announces release of its FormatWorks product suite for SolidWorks 2013. This release provides extended MBD (Model Based Definition) functionality for native CATIA V5, Creo/Pro-E, Siemens NX, and STEP API 242 CAD formats with the ability to read PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) into SolidWorks and maintain the semantic links between 3D model and related PMI metadata.
FormatWorks is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Product Add-in that solves frustrating data translation problems for SolidWorks users. It extends the SolidWorks capability by providing automatic, accurate, and reliable bi-directional CAD data translation. Automatic repair and healing ensures that imported 3D CAD models including IGES and STEP meet the criteria set by SolidWorks to form valid solids without any deformation.
FormatWorks provides extended support of native CAD formats CATIA V4 ,CATIA V5, Siemens NX, Inventor, Creo/Pro-E that are limited or not available in SolidWorks. It supports full Model Based Definition (MBD) information such as, PMI, FT&A, and GD&T.
The V-39 Albatross – the world’s first three axis controlled sail boat, is being designed to break the world speed sailing record with the help of Capvidia technologies combined with Capvidia’s expertise in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Multiphysics simulations.
Capvidia’s product FlowVision HPC simulates the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic behavior. It also combines the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the structural design to carry out a full Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) simulation to optimize the design of the V-39 Albatross.
"Using Capvidia’s CFD software and their support, we are able to optimize our design using some serious computing power."- says Tim Clarke, Engineering Director and Project Founder of Verney Yachts.
Capvidia Solution Provides Validation for Aerospace Supplier
Aero-Plastics, Inc in Renton, Washington is a leading supplier to the aerospace industry. They have been in business for over 50 years. They are a contract manufacturer specializing in CNC Machining and Injection Molding providing high quality, precision metallic and plastic components and assemblies. Their commitment to quality has lead to customer loyalty as well as numerous awards and certifications. In 2009 Aero-Plastics received the Supplier Excellence Award from Boeing and GE Aviation. When asked to meet Boeing D6-51991 compliance, Aero-Plastics chose Capvidia’s CompareVidia product for data translation validation.
FlowVision, a new generation simulation system for solving practical CFD problems, was named the winner by the Council of experts of The Russian Innovation contest.
Chosen as the best product in the "History of success" nomination, FlowVision represents the innovative technology that shortens the way from the initial experiment to the end product and reduces designing and manufacturing costs.
FlowVision multi-purpose CFD system has already been successfully applied to wide range of industries: automotive, ship building, aviation, power generation, microelectronics, medicine and many others. The Abaqus integration through Multi-Physics Manager supports the most complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations such as hydroplaning of automotive tire.
Building a CAM application on an existing and widely accepted CAD product offers a lot of advantages. This is the reason why leading CAM companies such as SolidCAM and Cimtronics (CAMWorks) have chosen SolidWorks as development platform. This approach offers a lot of benefits to both developers as users.
The developers can focus on specific of CAM implementation instead of programming basic CAD functions required in their application. They simply call necessary functions using standard SolidWorks API. Users benefit from familiar user interface in one integrated environment. They can design CAD models and start CAM application to prepare 3D model for manufacturing without changing the working environment. There is no need to go to any other application to complete the work.
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