Airbus selects CoreTechnologie for validation of data archiving for A350 XWB
Frankfurt, Germany –May 2013, Airbus has selected CoreTechnologie as the preferred vendor to validate the 3D STEP AP242 data for LOTAR (Long Term Archival and Retrieval).
Airbus chose this approach for its new A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) aircraft that will be introduced in 2014.
Airbus and CoreTechnologie participate in the LOTAR consortium. The objective is to develop standards for long-term archiving and retrieval of digital data, such as 3D CAD and PDM information which allows data to be read and used again throughout its life cycle, regardless of environmental changes in computer applications used. LOTAR recommendations stipulate that archived files must first be validated to ensure the accuracy of the data for future use. Gauthier Wahu, CoreTechnologie’s Chief Technical Officer stated “We are excited to implement these standards for such an impressive company like Airbus. This joint venture was instrumental in the last release of CoreTechnologie’s flagship software product; 3D_Evolution™, which now includes a fast and reliable validation function for STEP AP242.”
Concretely, validation is based on data and properties included in the STEP file provided by the native system, in this case CATIA. These validation properties of the model primarily relate to PMI, assembly, visualization data, volume, surface and center of gravity. After importing the STEP file, 3D_Evolution’s™ validation tool, computes its properties and also compares them with values provided in the original file. Reporting functions allow measured deviations to indicate variances in the file, thus allowing the user to correct the file prior to archiving.
CT Core Technologie opens new Research and Development center in Morocco
Frankfurt, Germany – September 21, 2012. CT CoreTechnologie (CT), known globally for providing a wide range of leading edge interoperability solutions, opens a new R & D center in Casablanca, Morocco. CT's objective is to grow its development team by 25% by the end of 2012.
Dominique Arnault, COO of CT Core Technologie stated “Morocco is the ideal place to set up our new office due to its close proximity and same time zone as our development headquarters in Lyon, France”. “The new bi-lingual team will strengthen communication with, and support our central resources, thus increasing speed to market, which is clearly a customer benefit” he added.
CT consistently invests 30% of its revenue into R & D, and thus recognized for creating innovative products for automating the engineering chore.
CT Core Technologie Expands Its Global Presence to Include India
Frankfurt, Germany – August 17, 2012. CT CoreTechnologie, producer of the universal CAD-Converter 3D_Evolution© software, expands its global footprint by opening a new marketing and sales office in Bangalore, India.
Several of CT Core Technologies’ (CT) current customers have offices in India and CT receives hundreds of enquiries regarding product offerings.
CT currently enjoys recognition in Germany, Japan, and France as well as in the USA for providing leading edge interoperability solutions. CT also has strategic partnerships in Italy and the United Kingdom. Dominique Arnault, COO of CT Core Technologie stated “This step will allow CT to expand its global reach as well as support for current customers - a perfect complement to CT’s existing global footprint. CT’s expansion will benefit our strategic competitive positioning”. “We are excited to add talented resources to enable us to offer existing and new clients a higher level of support” he added.
CT’s newly appointed Director – India, Nagaraj (Raj) K Boregowda, stated “I am delighted to join the CT Core Technologie team, and am looking forward to working with OEM’s and their suppliers in India.
CoreTechnologie announces 3D_Evolution 2012
Improving the functionality of modules such as the Simplifier and the analyze functions, the FEM tools, as well as the updating our numerous native CAD interfaces has been the development focus for this version.
The Simplifier was extended by several functions, among other things, it is now possible to exclude parts from simplification or remove them by their color or name. The "Simplify all in one Step" option cuts Shaft and Screws and only keeps the areas on the outside of the model. A new super powerful and easy to use Boolean Union Function helps user to merge all Bodies of an Assembly into one Volume Solid within shortest space of time. Completely new in 3D_Evolution 2012 is also the possibility to create so called bounding boxes. You can either create boxes, which reflect an approximate representation of the body or Convex hulls for a more detailed approach to the original shape. This function is now completed by a algorithm to calculate the minimum Bounding Box of parts and Assemblies used for packaging purposes.
There are also many new features in the FEM Tools Module, which are now capable to de-feature, merge, flat and to manipulate faces by a simple push of a button to prepare Models for calculation faster and even more efficient. The Analyzer Functions benefit from a new graphic outfit making the use and the evaluation of the results created by Compare, Wallthickness, Collision Detection and Backlash Functions easier than before.
3D_Evolution 2012 supports the reading of Catia V5 R22, Siemens NX8, SolidWorks 2012, Pro / Engineer Creo 1.0 and 2.0, and many other formats. More detailed information about the available interfaces are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
CoreTechnologie in collaboration with LOTAR
CT CoreTechnologie (CT) a provider of 3D CAD conversion software 3D Evolution, 3D Analyzer and 3D_Kernel_IO is an active member of the LOTAR International (Long Term Archiving & Retention) consortium CT is committed to creating the required standard within its products. This project is led by CT developers located in Lyon France. “The objective of LOTAR International http://www.lotar-international.org is to develop standards for long-term archiving (LTA) of digital data, such as 3D CAD and PDM data. These standards will define auditable archiving and retrieval processes.”The picture below gives an overview of the external relationships of LOTAR. Read More
Japanese Electronics Giant Chooses 3D_Evolution for data translation
Tokyo, Japan –May 24, 2012. Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo,chooses 3D_Evolution™, a product offering from CTCoreTechnologie, forits 3D feature based data conversionrequirements. The implementation has allowed Sony to reduce time as well as to stream line a standard process for translations. Sony will use both the boundary representation andfeature based module to convert 3D data between all major CAD systems. Read more...
Again good News from the USA
The latest success for our US Team is a worldwide Contract for the 3D_Evolution Simplifier Technology with a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and gas engines, gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Simplifier Technology creates bouding geometry helping companies to protect their IP or to create lightweight models for the communication with customers, engineering partners and sub-suppliers. Under leadership of the VP of sales Mr. David Selliman our team in Michigan continued its successs and achieved yet annother increase in sales of 35% for 2011.
Pointwise and CT Core Technologies Partner for Native CAD Readers
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (2 April 2012)—Pointwise announces that the ability to read computer aided design (CAD) files in the recently released Pointwise Version 17 software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation is based upon technology licensed from CT Core Technologies.
“CAD data interoperability is a serious and well-known impediment to the timely and successful application of CFD,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “That’s why we wanted to add readers for native CAD formats to Pointwise – to give our customers more options for importing geometry for meshing. After extensive research into the available technology, including use of three other products, we selected the 3D Kernel IO libraries from CT Core Technologies to provide this important capability.”
Native CAD readers for ACIS, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, NX, Parasolid, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, and STEP are bundled with Pointwise and complement the previously available IGES import. Working without a license of the CAD software, the readers import CAD data directly into Pointwise’s geometry kernel, bypassing the possibly error-inducing step of creating a neutral file. The native CAD readers work seamlessly with Pointwise’s Solid Meshing technology and can automatically assemble solid models during the import process, the models providing a means of ensuring watertight geometry and mesh.
“CT Core Technologies is excited to provide 3D Kernel IO reading capabilities to Pointwise customers worldwide, giving an interoperability solution that is independent from all CAD applications,” said Gauthier Wahu, CTO of CT Core Technologies.
“Our partnership has assisted both companies to mitigate cost of implementation, as well as enhancements of the 3D Kernel IO product. The synergy and culture of these two companies combined will continue to create unparalleled advantages in the marketplace,” said David A. Selliman, vice president of North America Operations.
Also included in Pointwise Version 17 are an advanced implementation of the company’s T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) hybrid meshing technique, the ability to group entities for ease in selection and manipulation, the ability to easily re-extrude grids generated with the software’s traditional style extrusion methods, the option to restrict application of grid algorithms to a portion of the overall grid using subgrids, updated exporters for several CAE formats, and much more.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Pointwise and Gridgen software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.
More information about Pointwise and Gridgen is available at www.pointwise.com.
CT Core Technologies Inc. is the leading global provider of 3D CAD data conversion software. Its mission is to optimize the multi CAD environment interoperability in the value-added design chain and to develop customized solutions for the product lifecycle management (PLM) integration and process automation. The 3D Kernel IO and 3D Evolution product-line comes with the most innovative CAD reading and translation technology available on the market today. CT’s libraries for the integration in OEM-software are deployed in many well-known CAX-solutions, with successful integrations in the computer-aided-engineering space.
Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.
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CT presents the new Version 3D_Evolution 2011
Optimal interoperability between CATIA V5 and Siemens NX was one of the priorities in the development of 3D_Evolution 2011. The newest version of the popular conversion software recognizes not only the construction history and their features but also the associated design dimensions (Sketch Constraints) as well as assembly conditions (Assembly Constraints). Further emphasized are the PLM Processes in the important PMI and Metadata. This newest technology allows for the complete transfer of parametric, intelligent, fully editable models and also ensures that the required metadata is optimally transferred to the target environment. Unique to 3D_Evolution is the utilization of native interfaces to read all information (regardless of the source system) from the native data. For the validation of the conversion results, the fully automated geometric Model Compare tool secures the conversion process. In keeping with tradition 3D_Evolution 2011, supported native formats include all major CAD systems; newly supported pathways include 3D PDF as well as JT and STEP with PMI. Because of the new XML interface, the German/French software manufacturer recommends 3D_Evolution 2011 as a powerful bridge in PLM environments with Teamcenter and CATIA V5.
New Partnership with DP Technology
DP Technology, Software-Producer of the leading edge CAM Products ESPRIT and ESPRIT Mold, recently integrated the CT API Featurebased CAD Interfaces. For an automated generation of CAM-Programs it is also important to extract Feature- and PMI-Informationen from the native CAD-Data. CT_Kernel_IO supports all Formats such as CATIA V4/V5, UG, ProE, SolidWorks and IDEAS reading the Assembly, B-REP as well as PMI and Feature Informations.
OPEN MIND decides for Feature-Reader
With OPEN MIND, maker of the leading CAM Software hypermill, this year a second well known Enterprise in the field of CAD/CAM Software integrated our CT_Kernel_IO. Reliability, a wide range of available interfaces as well as the focus on Feature and PMI Information were a major criterion for OPEN MIND to choose the CT_Kernel_IO. By means of a special development supporting the requirements of modern CAM Programming, today our API also makes the associated faces of the Features available in its Datastructure.
CoreTechnologie itensifies activities around JT-Open
3D_Evolution© now supports XT-Brep reading and writing for the JT Format. This year also a first Version will be presented that supports the PMIs in JT Files. In line with the membership in the JT Open Programm of Siemens PLM, CoreTechnologie also takes part in this years Prostep JT Benchmark. More ››
Success Story: Bombardier Transportation and Feature Based
Bombardier Transportation, a famous producer of railway vehicles, banks on 3D_Evolution© Feature Based for an efficient Migration of Pro/E Models icluding history and parametric to CATIA V5 R19 SP3. By means of an Integration the Migration Process and the Comparison of the converted models is taking place in an automatic process controlled by the Enterprise Batchmanager.
CoreTechnologie opens subsidiary in Tokio
The innovative CAD interoperability solutions of CT CoreTechnologies Inc. have recently received considerable acclaim on the Japanese market, as demonstrated by the high visitor turnover attending the CT booth at the AEE Fair Trade in Yokohama last May. Winning Komatsu as a new customer for the outstnding Simplifiers IPP capabilities is a sign for the CT management to intesify the activities on this important market. More ››
Bridging the Gap between CAD and CAE
“In this global market, Multi-CAD (Computer Aided Design) environments are becoming a standard. For CAE analysts doing finite element analysis, their world revolves around a CAD/CAE iterative cycle of model, mesh, analyze, and manually update models based on CAE results; then repeat. Integrated CAD and CAE applications with associative update, together with automatic meshing algorithms, have reduced the amount of time users have needed to perform these iterations. Even so, roadblocks still occur. Between receiving the CAD model from design engineering, and execution of a meshing algorithm, CAE analysts overwhelmingly report the need to do MODEL CLEAN UP. www.cpd-associates.com
Hi-Tech Mold&Engineering: 3D Evolution© as standard for CAD translations
Hi-Tech Mold, a family owned and operated company that specializes in the design and building of production and prototype molds for the plastics industry, has made the decision to implement Core Technologies’ software 3D Evolution© for the translation and advance healing of 3D models. More ››
Breeze Eastern and Fischer Dynamics buy 3D_Evolution©
Two well known subsuppliers of the aerospace and automotive industry now also use 3D_Evolution© to optimize the CAD data exchange with their customers and engineering partners.
Continental signs global contract for 3D_Evolution©
The Continental Group with a turnover volume of 13 Billion Euros, one of the leading global supplier of the automobile industry , recently signed a global contract for the world-wide use of 3D_Evolution©. More ››
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