New Update to K-Display and K-Compare Products Provide Updates to CATIA and NX CAD File Translators

Press Release Summary:

  • K-Display view allows users to easily visualize the interior sections of complex parts
  • Analyzes 3D models of plastic parts to find areas which are difficult or impossible to create with a simple mold strategy
  • Supports quick overall measurements of the envelope of selected 3D models by wrapping them with temporary solids

Original Press Release:

Kubotek3D Announces Update to K-Display and K-Compare Products

Kubotek software updated with file translators, measurement and visualization features

Marlborough, Mass.-- (May 14, 2019) — Kubotek3D today announced the 1.2 release of the Kubotek K-Compare line of CAD file validation and K-Display MCAD visualization software introduced last fall. This release provides updates to CATIA and NX CAD file translators and several new functions for each product.

Updated CAD Translators

Reading other CAD/CAM software across both 1.2 Kubotek software programs has been updated with the latest versions of two major CAD file formats:

  • Siemens NX 1847, 1851
  • CATIA R29 (V5-6R2019)

K-Display View 1.2 also adds new support for Building Information Modeling (BIM) data stored in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format:

  • IFC version 2x3, 2x4

K-Display View Features Added

The 1.2 release adds two new measurement functions to K-Display View 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 solids. A third new function adds a simple cutting plane function which allows users to easily visualize the interior sections of complex parts. 

K-Compare Validate Features Added

The PMI annotation (3D feature control frames) comparison in K-Compare Validate 1.2 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. The ability to quickly measure the angle between edges of a model has also been added. A final new feature allows users comparing a large batch of files to easily line up corresponding pairs of files into horizontal rows to simplify visualization. 

Free trials of Kubotek software are available. For more information, visit kubotek3d.com.

About Kubotek3D

Kubotek3D develops mechanical CAD software and core precision 3D technologies that facilitate interoperability between CAD programs. This strategy allows geometry, no matter where it originated, to be used throughout the manufacturing supply chain 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, K-Compare, and K-Display are trademarks of Kubotek Corporation.

Media Contact:

John Wright McCullough

jmccullough@kubotek3d.com

800-372-3872 x7019

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