Data interoperability for entry-level users with Elysium's CADdoctor SX - Elysium, Inc.

Elysium to Release CADdoctor SX for entry-level users
High-fidelity translation and data verification tool allows native CAD file review
without an in-house CAD system

SOUTHFIELD, MI, March 23, 2010—Elysium Inc., a leading global provider of design data exchange software, today announced the upcoming release of CADdoctor SX, a new translation and geometry optimization tool for 3D CAD data users who work in smaller supplier and manufacturing shops.

The CADdoctor SX family, available as of April 22, 2010, is made up of four suites: The first is simply for CAD-to-CAD translation. The second is for translation and geometry simplification for FEM. The third is for preparation of molding die design and machining. And the fourth is for reverse engineering (RE).

These sophisticated 3D data handling techniques in CADdoctor SX provide entry-level users with high fidelity translation and superior performance, yet at a lower cost than Elysium’s CADdoctor EX, the leading flagship data verification tool widely accepted by major corporations worldwide.

“We developed CADdoctor SX with entry-level users in mind,” says Elysium Inc. COO/Vice President Ken Tashiro. “If you are a small mold shop and you just want to bid on, say, a CATIA V5 file from a major aerospace manufacturer, CADdoctor SX allows you to open the file, take a look, measure volume, surfaces, machining requirements—all without owning that CAD seat.”

Since so many industries today depend on 3D tools at every stage of the product design and manufacturing process, interoperability between all data types (such as point cloud, polygon and CAD) is critical. Larger companies have the budgets to purchase multiple seats of the most sophisticated design software but smaller suppliers and tooling houses who can’t always afford high-end CAD still need quality translation and interoperability capabilities.

“Each function within CADdoctor SX has been developed through long-term, onsite use in major manufacturers in Japan,” said Sakae Morita, General Manager of Elysium Co. Ltd., the parent of U.S.-based Elysium Inc. “This new product will help smaller companies streamline their workflows and dramatically increase efficiency.”

The major features of each suite within CADdoctor SX are:

1. Trans Suite (for translation)

Trans/TransPlus2 is the basic package for 3D CAD-to-CAD translation. With this suite, users can translate any source CAD file into another CAD file. Thanks to a direct interface for each CAD system, users don’t have to prepare their own CAD file in order to receive/output native CAD data.

2. FEM Suite (for finite element modeling)

FEM/FEMPlus2 is the all-round package for 3D CAD users who make preparations for FEM analysis and Digital Mock Up. In addition to CAD-to-CAD translation, users have geometry simplification for making 3D CAD models suitable for FEM analysis. For example, users can readily detect features in a model that are not necessary for FEM analysis such as ‘Fillet,’ ‘Chamfer’ or ‘Hole’ and remove them. An ‘Envelop Solid’ function to extract the contour of an assembly model is also available. In addition to handling B-rep (usual CAD models), the suite is also useful for the handling of polygon data, including importing, quality checking, healing and exporting. This will help in the downsizing of polygon files as well as the smoothing of polygon represented surface boundaries.

3. Mold Suite (for tool and moldmaking)

Mold/MoldPlus2 is the all-round package for 3D CAD users who design molding dies or make preparations for machining. With this suite, users can operate not only CAD-to-CAD translation but the geometry simplification and advanced verification needed to ensure mold manufacturability and manufacturing quality. For example, a user can easily detect and remove unnecessary fillets to prevent failure at taper shape. It is also easy to detect features, in advance, that will cause problems, such as ‘Undercut’ or ‘Thin wall.’

4. RE (for reverse engineering)

RE is an all-round package for handling polygon files for 3D CAD users who uses a 3D measuring machine to execute reverse engineering. With this suite, users can generate B-rep (CAD) models from polygon files, generate polygon files from point cloud files and modify CAD data to fit polygon data. This suite is also useful for interchange between FEM results and original CAD data.

For further information about CADdoctor SX capabilities and Plus2 options, go to

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