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Welcome to an overview of CADfix the advanced CAD translation repair and

simplification solution from ITI. CADfix removes barriers that prevent the

effective reuse of solid models across diverse engineering applications by

providing an extensive set of geometry processing tools for CAD model

translation and repair. With its robust approach CADfix maximizes the potential

for reusing your CADdata in your downstream systems helping you optimize

the value of your design investments. To further enhance model usability CADfix

also provides advanced model simplification tools to ensure

suitability for a wide range of CAD, CAE, CAM,

additive manufacturing and process plant modeling systems.

CADfix provides connectivity to a wide range of native CAD systems including CATIA, CREO, NX and


CADfix supports imports and exports to industry standards and

modeling kernels such as IGES, STEP, JT and Parasolid plus several specialistt

analysis formats for advanced simulation systems. CADfix offers different modes

of operation. The primary mode is the automatic wizard. The user simply

specifies their model translation requirements in the wizard. CADfix

processes the model and automatically repairs between 80 and 100 percent of

geometry problems. For situations where user guidance is needed

CADfix invokes an intelligent diagnostic mode that helps the user

visualize and resolve any remaining problems. Problems are highlighted

according to their severity and the user is guided through the repair process

then the diagnostics list dynamically updates to reflect the improved model

status. Models frequently need to be simplified for downstream analysis

applications. Often the design model has too much detail and is too complicated

for the analysis process. CADfix provides a suite of tools designed to

help adjust the model to the required level of detail. This may include

simplification to reduce the models complexity or defeaturing to remove

complete features from the model.

CAD models may need defeaturing for CAE applications to give a more

measurable model with improved mesh quality and analysis results. Or complex

CAD assemblies of large equipment installations may need significant

simplification for use in process plant design systems. The large suite of CADfix

defeaturing tools enable users to collapse,

join or simply remove any unnecessary detail as part of the translation

process. The wide range of powerful defeaturing capabilities available within

CADfix ensures that it can be applied across different use cases including the

preparation for models for flow structural and electromagnetic analysis

to ensure more meshable models and reduce analysis lead times. Removing

design details for IP protection during collaboration as models are

used outside of your organization. Reducing model complexity to produce

lightweight versions for use in visualization and clash detection

applications. Model simplification to reduce the level of detail in large

equipment installations and make them manageable in process plant modeling

systems. Model preparation for specialist additive manufacturing processes.

On the ITI website find more CADfix videos that focus in detail on some of

these specific applications of CADfix.

CADfix enables the effective reuse of your CAD model data. A model can be

repaired once and used across several diverse engineering processes and

applications. CADfix ensures that your models are in a usable condition and

eliminates expensive downstream manual rework. Engineers time is freed up from

translation and repair tasks enabling them to focus on product developments and

innovation. Finally, process automation enabled by CADfix ensures a greater

integration between your PLM processes and applications. Contact us today to

find out more about how CADfix can help streamline your processes.

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