ITI TranscenData announced today the release of CADIQ 6.1, the latest edition of its leading CAD model validation application that identifies model-based design issues that adversely impact downstream processes, such as tooling, simulation and manufacturing.

Engineers tasked with long-term data retention and archival initiatives use CADIQ to certify translations and conversions for 3D CAD models prior to archival, through geometry and semantics-based validation. CADIQ validates 3D models, assemblies, corresponding features and product manufacturing information (i.e. 3D PMI, GD&T, FT&A) against the source data, and provides automated predictive diagnostics. These diagnostics are used to identify, forecast and troubleshoot legacy conversion issues.

CADIQ is packaged for use in desktop or server environments, is easily integrated into design release and check-in and check-out processes of PLM workflows, and can be embedded in interoperability automations solutions.

The release of CADIQ 6.1 offers many new developments, such as:

    • Direct Assembly Model Comparison
      No flattening required for CATIA V5, NX, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Parasolid and STEP component placement and properties comparison
    • Part Comparison Diagnostics
      Feature parameter diagnostic for model revisions in the same CAD system
    • 3D PMI Comparison Diagnostics
      STEP "PMI as Polyline" only for model revisions in the same CAD system
    • CATIA V4 CAD File Interface
      For indirect V4 model analysis, No CATIA V4 installation/license prerequisite on Windows and UNIX platforms


  • STEP Validation Property Quality Diagnostics
  • Improved Batch Analysis and Statistics

"The latest enhancements in CADIQ 6.1 set it apart from all other CAD validation tools on the market," said Doug Cheney, CADIQ Product Manager. "Most tools only verify design reuse for design – enforcing modeling conventions. CADIQ goes a step further, validating MBD models for downstream reuse – at design release and through any format conversion in the lifecycle. When quality issues are identified, CADIQ can document engineering change revisions in a 3D PDF file for easy communication, collaboration, and markup."

The new product release is available immediately worldwide and current CADIQ customers can easily upgrade to version 6.1.

About ITI

ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, integrate and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners. Included among ITI TranscenData’s customers are ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Ford, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, NASA, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Automotive, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.

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