Schott Systeme Innovate with Direct Modelling and 3D Feature Recognition
Ideal for companies requiring a neutral platform for the modification of 3D CAD data, German based CAD/CAM developer Schott Systeme GmbH are promoting their latest suite of 3D modification tools in a new online video. Supplied as standard within their design solution ‘Pictures by PC’, these tools are providing companies with a greater level of 3D interoperability through the reuse of 3D data from other CAD systems.
Distancing themselves from the typical parametric based method of modelling, where each individual step of the construction process is recorded in a part ‘feature history’, Schott Systeme are instead supplying a new range of ‘Direct’ modelling tools. A method of construction recently adopted by a number of other CAD systems, but one that has actually been promoted by Schott Systeme for almost 15 years now, direct modelling enables the instant modification of individual faces on any 3D solid part. By being able to quickly and easily modify 3D models from other CAD systems in this way, without requiring the original construction ‘feature history’, companies are more readily able to maximise on the reuse of the 3D data throughout the entire product life cycle.
3D Feature Recognition
To accompany this, Schott Systeme have also developed a range of 3D feature recognition tools to aid in the instant selection of faces requiring modification. In effect providing the ability to analyse a 3D model for it’s component features, the 3D recognition helps to automatically find multiple features such as arrayed holes and pockets. Also by entering specific search criteria, such as a face radius, the tools enable the ‘defeaturing’ of a model, where complex forms such as fillets can be automatically removed to leave a far simpler model, ideal for facility management and technical documentation.
View the online video at - http://www.schott-systeme.com/en/new...dsvideo-en.htm
About Schott Systeme GmbH
Having developed the same software solutions for over 25 years, Schott Systeme can claim to be one of the first founders of the CAD/CAM market. Seen very much as an innovator within both the CAD/CAM and 'Graphics' field, the company continues to develop their fully integrated design and manufacturing solution ‘Pictures by PC’ in addition to their OEM product ‘IsyCAM’ for ISEL CNC machine tools.