Category Archives: Engineering Articles

Journey to the Neutral Formats: JT

By | 08/28/2016

    JT is a 3D data format developed by Siemens PLM Software (formerly UGS Corp.) and is used for product visualization, collaboration, and CAD data exchange. It can contain any combination of approximate (faceted) data, boundary representation surfaces (NURBS), Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), and Metadata (textual attributes) either exported from the native CAD… Read More »

Journey to the Neutral Formats: IGES – Use or Avoid?

By | 08/24/2016

    IGES (Initial Graphic Exchange Specification) is initially a CAD vendor-neutral exchange format for 2D/3D data exchange. A plenty of CAD/CAM systems are using it to provide the digital exchange.     The official title of IGES is Digital Representation for Communication of Product Definition Data, first published in January, 1980 by the U.S.… Read More »

Journey to the Neutral Formats: Parasolid

By | 08/23/2016

    Parasolid is a commercial geometric kernel by Siemens PLM Software. Parasolid is a successor of ROMULUS geometric kernel developed by Shape Data Ltd. in 1978.     The first Parasolid version was released in 1988. Shortly after Shape Data Ltd. was overtaken by McDonnell Douglas Automation. Nowadays Parasolid belongs to Siemens PLM Software, Siemens NX… Read More »

Journey to the Neutral Formats: STEP214 and STEP203

By | 08/23/2016

    CAD Exchange Overall Review     CAD data exchange involves a number of software technologies and methods to translate data from one Computer-aided design system to another CAD file format. This PLM technology is required to facilitate collaborative work (CPD) between OEMs and their suppliers.      There are basically three methods of… Read More »