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Leveraging 3D Software Development Toolkits as Buildings Move into the Digital Age

Wed May 17, 2017

Building information modeling refers to a digital knowledge base describing physical and functional aspects of buildings. Often referred to simply as BIM, not to be confused with bam, pow, zowie from the 60’s Batman TV series, this knowledge base serves to manage a building throughout its lifecycle, from initial design right through to renovation or demolition, enabling huge savings in construction costs to be achieved.

Tags: Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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Can Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Play Nice?

Mon May 8, 2017

Much has been written about the promise of additive manufacturing, and how soon everything will be 3D printed on demand, ushering in a bright shiny future. 3D printing now exists for such diverse items as shoes, cars and even houses. While traditional subtractive manufacturing doesn’t have the sex appeal of 3D printing, it is still the backbone of manufacturing, delivering lower costs and higher precision.

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What to do when your 3D Modeling Boolean Operations Fail?

Wed Apr 12, 2017

Boolean operations on individual bodies are common functions in 3D modeling. While simple in concept, reality can be quite different — Boolean operations can fail for a variety of reasons, often the result of earlier Boolean operations. The most common reasons boil down to unclear design intent.

Tags: 3D Software Development Kits 3D ACIS

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Improving CAD to Solver Process with 3D Precise Mesh | Spatial

Wed Mar 15, 2017

In much the same way as physical design has moved from paper 2D drawings to 3D models in software, so has analysis. Designers and manufacturers are rapidly moving away from physical models to perform analyses, such as structural integrity or airflow, in order to shorten design and optimization time, while dramatically improving both the performance and costs of their results.  The processes used for analyses require that the model be discretized into approximations, so that the mathematic equations can be solved at an appropriate scale. Instead of analyzing the interactions of every molecule, these approximations are appropriately scaled to reduce analysis time, while still ensuring the product meets the required specifications.

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Healing, not just for Precise 3D Models Anymore

Mon Dec 19, 2016

In a recent blog post (Healing and Preserving 3D Model Intent) and eBook (Healing as an Essential Function), we wrote about the healing process within the 3D ACIS Modeler and 3D InterOp on precise (B-rep) models. To recap, healing is the process of modifying model data so that it conforms to the rules of the target system, while adhering to the intent of the source.

Tags: Hybrid Modeling

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CGM Core Modeler Enhances Feature Recognition

Tue Dec 6, 2016

The 2017 1.1 release of Spatial’s CGM™ Core Modeler improves the robustness of its feature recognition capabilities by extending the range of recognizable structures. Feature recognition rapidly identifies manufacturable structures in a model (such as holes, pads, logos, etc.), enabling users to group and perform subsequent operations on these constructs. This capability enables improvements to many workflows, such as reducing complexity for downstream simulation and analysis.

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Day Two Wraps up the Insiders’ Summit

Wed Sep 28, 2016

The second and final day of the 3D Insiders’ Summit 2016 was as action-packed as the first. To recap, the Insiders’ Summit is an educational event that focuses on technical topics that helps our customers innovate outside of the box.

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Insider’s off to a Good Start on Day One

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Today was day one of Spatial Corp.’s 3D Insiders’ Summit 2016, an educational event that focuses on technical topics that helps our customers innovate outside of the box.  Attendees are here to discover what is new at Spatial, learn about the latest features, and gain insight about our future product plans as well to network with other industry professionals.

Tags: 3D Software Development Kits

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Healing and Preserving 3D Model Intent

Tue Aug 23, 2016

Part and parcel with model-based engineering is model translation. Because the model is now the specification, accurate translation from one system to another becomes essential. But even if a model is accurately read, the intent of the model has to also be properly interpreted. Key to proper model interpretation is healing — the process of modifying model data so that it conforms to the rules of the target system, while adhering to the intent of the source.

Tags: 3D InterOp 3D Software Development Kits 3D ACIS 3D Modeling

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Spatial Enables Industry Innovation with Release 2017 1.0

Wed Jul 27, 2016

In case you missed the news this week, we announced the availability of Release 2017 1.0 for Spatial software development toolkits (or SDKs). This release focuses on improvements and new features in two areas: innovation and industrialization.

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