Create CAD with PMI (QIF or STEP AP242 file) that is human & machine-readable downstream with full compatibility & reuse between multiple CAD software.
View Bill of Characteristics and auto-generate customizable inspection reports with one click from 2D drawing (Balloon 2D), 3D CAD, and/or 3D HTML. AS9102, PPAP, and more.
Heal & repair your PMI (GD&T and other 3D annotations) for CMM, CAM, and other downstream semantic workflows. No more MANUAL transcriptions or interpretation errors!
QIF & STEP AP242 are CAD neutral file formats that provide the best options for MBD (model-based definition), ensuring multi-CAD interoperability throughout the digital thread and workflow.
True MBD means no MANUAL transcription from design to manufacturing to quality.
Compatible with Creo, SolidWorks, NX, and CATIA.
Capture annotations from 2D drawing (optional tier Balloon 2D) or 3D CAD model.
Automatically assign balloon numbers, designate major & minor criticalities and track revision changes from the authority or native CAD.
Produce machine-readable PMI. Heal GD&T errors, repair conflicting data, and optimize CAD with MBD Ready Check.
Examine easy-to-read views and measurement data that are populated in a customizable Excel form. Examine easy-to-read views and measurement data populated in a customizable MBD-rich form like Excel, Net-Inspect, HTML, PDF, etc.
Import measurement results data back into MBD model for CAD model with PMI that is human & machine-readable: This is digital transformation!
Rely on an automated, structured process.
Import precious data beyond PASS/FAIL back into MBD.
100% automated workflow with a couple of clicks. Export to Excel easily.
With MBD ready check, make sure your PMI is machine readable to drive downstream automation.
Stop manually entering GD&T- automation saves time & money.
Free from human reading, typing, and validation errors.
Capvidia is your partner and source for the best MBD practices in Industry 4.0.
We're the ground-floor, roll-up-your-sleeves company, so we work directly with CAD engineers & designers as they transform their work, department, or company into MBD/MBE.
Personnel focus. Process focus. ROI-driven focus.
Our MBD specialties:
Some sell software, others sell services. We provide solutions, period. From CAD to CAD, CAM, CAE, CMM, and other software, we assist you in getting complete file interoperability throughout the process– most importantly, RESULTS.
When you call or email us, we’re fast to respond. It’s always nice to have a Robin to your Batman, right?
We are partners with major CAD vendors to ensure consistent performance of MBDVidia 24/7. We’re always current & on top of the latest trends.
Start small and on the ground floor. Don't try to boil the ocean. Find a manageable pilot project and measure ROI. Optimize then expand.
Capvidia is an expert in neutral CAD formats like QIF and STEP AP242.
We’re also partners with the major CAD vendors, ensuring good translation of native CAD formats.
We also provide CAD plugins for Creo, SolidWorks, and NX for publishing QIF or STEP AP242 formats only.
We also have an MBD interface for CATIA. Contact us for more details.
Model-based definition (MBD) is the practice of embedding 3D annotations aka semantic PMI into the 3D model itself. It's the next evolution as the industry transitions away from 2D drawings and into human & machine-readable 3D models.
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Capvidia focuses on true MBD workflows: 3D CAD translation & validation featuring MBD CAD with semantic PMI that is human & machine-readable for downstream use from design to manufacturing.
With one single source of truth, interoperable data is shared among different teams, partners, and personnel with their current systems (CAD, CAM, CMM, etc.) powering automation, AI, and Big Data insights.
We've been trusted for over 26 years pertaining to all things CAD software.
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