September 14, 2009 - TOULOUSE, France – Kineo CAM announces the introduction of a brand new software library for software editors who need to add value to their 3D software applications. The innovative software library, called KWS-UAF™, is the first commercial solution that has ever been created to develop efficient interactive features for assembly / mounting and servicing / dismounting of complex systems.
According to Kineo CAM, any commercial software focusing on the review and analysis of digital mock-ups has or should have features that support the dynamic simulation of collision-free motions. KWS-UAF™ is a true innovation that positions itself between low end manual approaches and high end automatic features: the user builds motion interactively but the collisions created during the motion are automatically removed by KWS-UAF™. For this reason KWS-UAF™ can also complement haptic-based systems for finding collision-free paths as a lighter solution; a 6D mouse can do the job.
Another domain in which KWS-UAF™ brings amazing results is Virtual Reality; equipped with a tracking device, the user is immersed to manipulate the part to assemble or to disassemble and KWS-UAF™ manages the collision avoidance. The user drags the part and KWS-UAF™ keeps it clear of collisions with obstacles.
Who can avoid forecasting accessibility issues of a mechanical assembly within 3D Digital Mock-up?
Documenting maintenance feasibility and manufacturing processes are not only internal requirements anymore but are also customers’ requirements whatever their industrial field is. KWS-UAF™ is a breakthrough innovative software technology that takes the best from both algorithmic power and user’s know-how to find a Collision-free track within a 3D environment.
With this new technique the user manipulates the moving object. While the user moves it, a collision avoidance engine runs underneath and builds the collision-free path. At any time, the closest collision- free position and the current user position are linked by a virtual elastic band; force-feedback gives the user the feeling of simply pulling Ariadne's thread without considering collision avoidance.
Software editors and end-users who want to be amazed can visualize KWS-UAF™ at work: www.kineocam.com/kws-uaf.php
KWS-UAF™ Software Library is a commercial C++ library subject to licensing and sub-licensing for commercial integration.
About Kineo CAM
Kineo Computer Aided Motion “Kineo CAM” is the independent software developer of the worldwide leading technology for automatic motion and path planning, KineoWorks™.
Specialized in the development of advanced solutions, Kineo CAM provides business solutions to large companies and organizations in the United States, Europe and Japan.
The main market of Kineo CAM is Mechanical Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing. In this area, the large range of solutions, from stand-alone to fully integrated software, enables users to save money, shorten development time and increase quality in Product Design (validation of mechanical mounting/dismounting) and Process (simulation of operations in cluttered 3D environments).
Kineo CAM is the winner of the national contest of innovation from the Ministry of Research and Technology (2000), received the IEEE/IFR Innovation Award for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation technology (2005), winner of the 2007 Innovation ICT Prize from the European Commission and the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies & Engineering, and the regional Midi-Pyrénées Innovation and International award. Kineo CAM was awarded by Daratech, the title of emerging technology at the Daratech SUMMIT2006 with eight other innovative American companies.
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