HAMAMATSU, Japan — January 12, 2024 — Elysium, the leading global provider of interoperability solutions, proudly announces the release of 3DxSUITE EX10.0, a major upgrade to its renowned 3DxSUITE platform.
Designed as a modular platform to facilitate seamless 3D data interoperability, 3DxSUITE has been a cornerstone in supporting the Model-Based Definition (MBD)/Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) journey for our global customers. The primary objective of EX10 is to usher in a new era of digital transformation within manufacturing, streamlining MBE processes by establishing connectivity across design, manufacturing, inspection, and archiving.
“While semantic information beyond geometry representation included in the CAD data is human-visible on the screen, it remains non-machine-readable, hindering automation of the process beyond existing tools and software,” states Atsuto Soma, President & CTO of Elysium.” The digital transformation of product development process aims to create an environment where human and machine collaboration is seamless, enabling increased focus on innovation.”
A pivotal aspect facilitating this collaboration is Full Semantic Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), providing machine-readable information that automates manufacturing and inspection processes. As an example of translating machine to human-readable information, Elysium’s CADValidator detects deviations in CAD data revisions and generates comprehensible change reports.
“Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) is a key element for downstream processes,” emphasizes Soma. “While Graphic PMI serves human visibility, machines require Semantic PMI for automation, bridging the gap between software and hardware. Standardization is paramount, and 3DxSUITE, with its customization capabilities, facilitates software integration tailored to individual company and departmental needs.”
Soma further notes, “At Elysium, our mission is to eliminate the barriers that exist between machines and humans. By connecting humans and machines, we aim to streamline 3D and MBD workflows, allowing individuals to focus on innovation, reinstating humans to the forefront of manufacturing.”
3DxSUITE EX10 Key Enhancements
Expanded PMI Handling Capabilities
Semantic PMI is crucial for enabling model-based processes in product development. The objective of 3DxSUITE is to faithfully translate semantic PMI, preserving its structure as created in the target CAD. This ensures that PMI can be accurately handled in the target CAD system. In EX10, 3DxSUITE has enhanced support for a broader range of semantic information. Furthermore, the PMI Checker Prototype is now available, offering capabilities to prevent the publication of incomplete PMI through comprehensive verification. Additionally, graphic PMI export to Creo Parametric has been released.
HTML Exporter for Technical Data Package (TDP)
In addition to the existing Validation Report support, 3DxSUITE EX10 introduces an HTML Exporter for generating TDP in HTML format. This means TDP can now be created and published in HTML, offering an alternative to the 3DPDF format previously supported.
Enhanced STEP and QIF Adapters
3DxSUITE EX10 strengthens its support for industry-standard formats. The STEP adapter now supports STEP AP242 ed3, facilitating seamless data exchange between CAD systems. Additionally, the QIF adapters have been enhanced to support Assembly Structure and PMI in QIF 2.1 and 3.0, aligning with CAD quality measurement standards.
Added Kinematics Translation
In 3DxSUITE EX10, we’ve introduced the Kinematics Translation capability, a significant enhancement that enriches the overall translation capabilities. This feature allows for a detailed description of the motion of mechanical systems, providing a comprehensive understanding of kinematics.
Updated Validation and Verification
3DxSUITE EX10 introduces the “Drawing Validator” to detect deviations in 2D drawings and numerous enhancements to the CAD Validator for identifying deviations in 3D models. Notably, the CAD Validator now includes a function to align geometry orientation before validation, ensuring accurate detection of deviations even when model orientations differ. This automated process streamlines the identification of changes and deviations in large-scale models, supporting automated regression and engineering change detection.
Vastly Improved Throughput for Massive Data Sets
The release of Component-level Incremental Processing, presented as a Proto-Type, allows for the reuse of previously processed components. This innovation significantly improves throughput for massive data sets by processing only the updated components, optimizing efficiency and reducing processing time.
Renewed TransServer for Enhanced Security
Recognizing the growing importance of system security, we have renewed the infrastructure of TransServer and WorkerNode in 3DxSUITE EX10. This update ensures a more secure environment, addressing vulnerabilities to safeguard your valuable data.