Back to CAD: Robust Morphing of CAD Geometry based on Simulation Results

Back to CAD Geometry Morphing White Paper

This white paper presents an automated approach to deforming CAD geometry based on the results of the simulation. The morphing process is broken down into component steps: matching, deformation, and rebuilding. Issues associated with accurately rediscovering the mesh geometry parentage and how this can affect the quality of a morph are discussed.

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Accelerating Integration of CAD Equipment Models into Plant Design

Accelerating Integration of CAD Equipment Models into Plant Design Paper

When engineers and designers integrate CAD models with plant layout systems, they often run into extremely large CAD files with too much detail. These files cause excessive load times, import failures, crashes, and data integrity issues. By automating the model simplification process, companies can accelerate the integration of mechanical equipment models and assemblies into plant design systems.

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Recommendations for Planning, Designing and Implementing MBE for MBD/MBM

Recommendations for Planning MBE MBD MBM

In industries where research and development are a key part of operations, the Model Based Enterprise (MBE) can be an enabler of faster growth and higher profitability. The MBE business process development is fraught with risks. However, with a well-designed approach, the right leadership, goal setting, and preparation, many of the risks may be managed or mitigated, and MBE can be leveraged to spur growth and reap increased profitability.

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Reducing the Cost Impact of Engineering Errors, Changes and Escapes for 3D Product Data

Engineering Change White Paper


The origin of quality issues for 3D product data often starts with engineering “escapes” buried in a complex system of inefficient engineering change processes that create functional gaps and labor redundancies. The problem is exacerbated by reliance on outdated methods and procedures for exchanging product data with partners throughout the supply chain. Simply preventing the added step of re-creating 3D product data can result in significant annual labor savings alone, ranging from $5M to $100M and higher.

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Five Recommendations for Managing Legacy CATIA Data

Managing Legacy CATIA Data

CATIA V4 obsolescence still poses a major problem for many product data managers. This technical brief identifies five recommendations for reducing cost and quality issues associated with CATIA V4-to-CATIA V5 conversion, validation, and reuse.

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Exploring the Feasibility of supply-chain data reuse through standards-based interoperability for MBD

ITI NIST Data Reuse MBD Tech Brief

This ITI technical brief outlines NIST project findings which demonstrate the use of 3D MBD model data in downstream processes via ISO standards.

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