Major Update of Kubotek CAD Interoperability Software Product Lines Includes File Translators, Measurement and Visualization Features, and All-New K‑Compare Revision Product
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.-- (November 12, 2019)—Kubotek3D today announced the 2.0 release of the K‑Compare CAD file discrepancy reporting and K‑Display MCAD visualization software products. This release includes the maiden version of the K‑Compare Revision product for creating reports detailing the differences between two versions of the same CAD model. The other three products in these Kubotek product lines have been enhanced since their last major release with eight updated CAD file translators and several new measurement and/or visualization functions.
The K-Compare Revision product, announced in September, is a significant new addition to Kubotek’s line of CAD utility programs built on the Kubotek Kosmos 3D framework introduced last year. The Revision product automates portions of the process for engineers documenting a change to a part.
K-Compare Revision software enables its users to:
- Identify all changes to the model and data
- Communicate detailed understanding of changes to all stakeholders
- Handle design files from any major source
- Quickly create complete reports
K-Compare Revision instantly recognizes model differences and creates customizable reports
Updated CAD Translators
All four K-Compare and K-Display 2.0 software programs offer updated support for the latest versions of these major CAD file formats:
- ACIS SAT/SAB read extended to 2019
- CATIA V6 read extended to R2018x and R2019x
- Creo read extended to V6.0
- Inventor read extended to 2020
- Kosmos read extended to 2.0
- NX read extended to 1872 series (up to 1884)
- Parasolid read extended to 31 and 32
- Solid Edge read extended to 2020
K-Display 2.0 products include added support for:
- Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) version 2x3, 2x4
- CATIA CGR lightweight 3D mesh files, all versions
New Visualization and Measurement Features
A simple cutting plane function has been added to K-Display products which allows users to easily visualize the interior sections of complex parts. Additionally, the wireframe display mode has been enhanced to include silhouette edges which improves visualization of part geometry.
Since the initial major release two new measurement functions have been added to K‑Display products which are important for engineering or production cost estimation. The first new function analyzes 3D models of plastic parts to find areas which are difficult or impossible to create with a simple mold strategy. The other new measurement function supports quick overall measurements of the envelope of selected 3D models by wrapping them with temporary “bounding box” solids.
The ability to quickly measure the angle between two linear edges of a model is also now available in all four products.
Translation Validation Improvements
The ability to compare folders of part files and assembly files which include references to part files has been significantly enhanced since the initial major release. These new features allow users comparing a large batch of files to easily line up corresponding pairs of files into horizontal rows to simplify visualization. Comparison of PMI annotation (3D feature control frames) has received a significant upgrade to include testing of the associative connection to model faces and semantic style testing of the tolerance type and values within control frame. Validation PDF reports have an added option to include an automatic image capture of the region of the parts where each difference has been detected, with the faces found as different highlighted.
Free trials of Kubotek software are available. For more information, visit kubotek3d.com.
Kubotek3D empowers the supply chain with the right design information by delivering core precision 3D technologies and easy-to-use software products. This strategy allows geometry, no matter where it originated, to be used to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality. Kubotek3D is a division of Kubotek USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation (7709.T Tokyo Stock Exchange). Kubotek Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. For more information see www.kubotek3d.com.
Kubotek, Kubotek Kosmos, K-Compare, and K-Display are trademarks of Kubotek Corporation.