New Version of 3D_Evolution 4.0

CoreTechnologie launches major updates to its 3D_Evolution® and 3D_Analyzer software packages with the EDM

CoreTechnologie (CT) launches its new 3D_Evolution and 3D_Analyzer 4.0, software conversion packages that have gone beyond basic data translation and analysis. This new version takes CAD, CAE and CAM automation to new levels, driving time and cost efficiency in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process.

Armin Brüning, COO of CT states “The manufacturing industry has demanded greater efficiencies with more functionality as it relates to PLM processes. With the latest version of our software, CT has responded with analysis tools that allow users to not only validate and compare geometry, assembly and PMI, but also attributes and features. In addition, the ability to check drafts and undercuts; link detection, collision and thickness checker; with configurations to change mesh density.” “Enhancements also include major improvements to its intuitive graphic interface, new sketcher capabilities and creation of direct modeling, amongst many other upgrades “Brüning adds.

Gauthier Wahu, CTO of CT, “These enhancements have been three years in the making and our most significant to date and we are delighted with the results of our efforts. One of our many goals was to create an intuitive GUI interface that represented ease-of-use while understanding the functions of each workbench that are needed when manipulating data. The new streamlined interface design allows click-of-a-button functionality with configuration options that automatically appear thus eliminating pull down menus.”

The launch of the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) software which encompasses Digital Mock-Up (DMU) technology based on Structured Query Language (SQL) and Batch Manager that automates the engineering chore by allowing intelligent scripting. This web-based interface allows access to users across the globe to process 3D data in any CAD format as well as interact with the modules within CT’s 3D_Evolution®’s product for example: Geometry Simplification, Model Compare and Feature-to-Feature migration.

The DMU module optimizes collision computation and model capture while supporting large datasets. The Collision Detection module offers the ability to name a project and compare assembly files and parts with ease. Updating the project with version control while computing only the variances is an added benefit. The SQL database allows users to quickly and easily visualize collided parts while excluding standard components. The advanced options allow for the import of a csv file to add non-relevant or excluded parts to the project.

The Batch Manager module takes advantage of the standard built-in scripts that offer functions to automate simplification, data conversion with healing and stitching, model comparison and FEM tools. Users can specify a tolerance and select functions while converting to the target applications like merging bodies, transform assemblies, trim faces, extend faces and flip surface normals. The resultant log files can be effortlessly accessed within the web interface using any web browser.

About CoreTechnologie
CT CoreTechnologie headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany; is the leading provider of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) translation software known as 3D_Evolution® (Conversion, Repair, Simplification, Analysis), 3D_Analyzer (CAD Viewer) and 3D_Kernel_IO (CAD interoperability API). The company’s mission is to optimize the interoperability space and help organizations to effectively share engineering data in the product lifecycle management (PLM) process.

3D_Evolution® is a trademark of CT CoreTechnologie GmbH.

3D_Evolution JT Converter certified by Daimler

As one of the first fully tested tools, 3D_Evolution conversion software has been officially certified for the JT data exchanges with Daimler AG.

The JT format is used by Daimler AG to exchange 3D CAD model data with its suppliers. The Certification ensures that the high quality of the converters and the model data demanded by Daimler is maintained at the highest levels. Core Technologie Certification has been granted for 3D model conversion of ProENGINEER and CATIA V5, JT parts and all related assembly structures within the PLM XML format. During the certification assessment process, JT data produced from 3D_Evolution conversion software was tested in accordance to the high quality modelling demands of Daimler AG where it subsequently met and exceeded expectations stated in the specification. Certification Criteria includes: JT version 9.5 , XT-Brep, Level of Detail (LOD) , correct colours, physical properties and attributes, as well as high quality requirements of the JT model.

With this certification, French/German software manufacturers, CoreTechnologie, has once again proven the outstanding performance of its products, its alignment to its clients and its ability to respond to new demands within the shortest space of time.

Highlights of 3D_Evolution 2014 Featurebased Conversion

The data conversion specialist for 3D design data, CT Core Technologie has announced the first details for the 2014 version of its software 3D_Evolution known. The new version will be available in March.

CT focused on the development of the software and in particular the development of feature-based transfer for fully workable models and an improved support of Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). With its unique native CAD reader technology, all the design elements and their parameters are transmitted with the models and can be further used and changed in the target system after the conversion. The new version converts 3D data with history and parametrics and in addition now also the associative 2D drawings for the migration of I-DEAS and CATIA V5 models is available. based on numerous customer projects the interfaces for Catia V4 and V5, Creo, NX, SolidWorks, and I-DEAS have been improved for the version 2014 which will in future also provide as a new interface to write data directly to Inventor.

Collision Detection for extremely large amounts of data

In the digital mock-up is the collision testing of components the so called Collision Detection an integral part of the design review process. With the Collision Manager CT Core Technologie now provides a powerful tool that calculates due to multi-processor computing and an optimized neighborhood search extremely large assemblies in a short time. The accurate 3D representation of the results and the data handling in an integrated SQL database allows fast and efficient analysis of the results.

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St Petersburg, Russia - June 2013, ASCON the leading Russian manufacturer of CAD/AEC/PLM software has embeded CoreTechnologie’s 3D_Kernel_IO API to directly read current native and standard CAD Formats. ASCON´s award-winning Mechanical Computer-Aided Design solution KOMPAS, provides professional parametric 3D modelling, full-scale 2D design, special add-ons for photo rendering, motion simulation, kinematic and dynamic analysis.

Thanks to its proven technology, CoreTechnologie (CT) is the frontrunner for providing reading capabilities of CAD data. In this fast-moving and ever-changing industry, CT’s development team continues to enhance software functions to keep its competitive edge as well as to provide clients with the highest level of support and quality.

“CT is very proud to collaborate with such an important company, and truly honored to serve ASCON” stated Dominique Arnault, COO of CT, adding “CT considers Russia a dynamic market that offers real expansion opportunities”. CT continues to add value in the interoperability space allowing CAD, CAE and CAM software development companies to focus on their core competencies.

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 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 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
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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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.

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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