Top 8 Neutral 3D CAD File Formats

Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Jimmy Nguyen

CAD (computer-aided design) files are digital files that house 3D & 2D designs as well as information regarding materials, processes, tolerances, and other data.

From design to production, everything begins with the CAD file.

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Model-Based Definition on The Rise: Capvidia MBD Business Unit Grows 71% in 2020

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 by Jimmy Nguyen

MBD (Model-Based Definition): Growing Wave of MBD Adoption in 2021 and Beyond.

Houston, Jan. 11, 2021 – Capvidia, the leading CAD software provider in MBD workflows, CAD translation, and validation, saw revenue grow 71% from 2019 to 2020 for...

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Automated AS9102 FAI Report with Model-Based Definition

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

What is AS9102 First Article Inspection (FAI)?

AS9102 FAI is an SAE aerospace standard that verifies a manufacturing process can reliably and repeatedly produce a component or set of components according to the engineering design and intent.

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CAD Validation: Comparing 3D CAD Models

Posted on 02 Nov 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

Comparing any two CAD models can be a difficult task. With 26+ years in field of CAD data translation & validation, Capvidia has written this guide on understanding all things CAD validation.

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MBD Production Part Approval Process: Auto PPAP Process for Ballooning & Measurement Results

Posted on 25 Aug 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

What is Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)?

PPAP (pronounced P-PAP) is a design & manufacturing inspection process used to verify a supplier's ability to reliably and repeatedly produce a part or set of parts for mass production.

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QIF (Quality Information Framework): Definitive Guide

Posted on 11 Aug 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

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Model Based Definition (MBD) for Boeing DPD: D6-51991 Supplier Quality Approval

Posted on 20 Jul 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

For Boeing suppliers and sub-tier suppliers addressing Boeing Digital Product Definition (DPD) standards can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, Capvidia is a leader in Boeing DPD and is here to answer some of your important questions. Let's begin.

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MBD First Article Inspection: Next Generation FAI Report

Posted on 02 Jul 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

What is First Article Inspection (FAI)?

FAI is an official design inspection that verifies a manufacturing process that can reliably and repeatedly produce a part or set of parts for mass production.

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MBD (Model-Based Definition): 2020 Edition

Posted on 05 Jun 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

Table of Contents

  1. What is MBD (Model-based Definition)?
  2. Why is MBD important?
  3. MBD Benefits & Advantages
  4. MBD Disadvantages
  5. How to Implement MBD
  6. MBD Resources

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Best STEP File to Use: AP203 vs AP214 vs AP242

Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Jimmy Nguyen

What is a STEP file?

STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) is a neutral-format 3D CAD file that is interoperable between different CAD programs such as SolidWorks, Creo PTC, Siemens NX, CATIA, Autodesk, and others.

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