December 4, 2001
By DE Editors
Aras announced the availability of an advanced multi-CAD data translation and interchange solution called MultiCAD Gateway for Aras Innovator. Delivered by Aras partner Elysium, a provider of 3D translation and optimization technology, the MultiCAD Gateway solution automates the conversion of CAD data to other native CAD formats, including NX, Creo, SolidWorks and others, providing companies that run Aras with embedded functionality for CAD model interchange, translation, validation, geometry comparison, data optimization and more, the company says.
The solution is for product development environments that use different 3D CAD systems and need to collaborate on the same part or assembly without remodeling. It includes incremental translation of updated or modified information within a model; comparison and validation of geometry and assembly structures; bi-direction property mapping for 3D data; an auto-generated 3D preview; and compatibility with Aras CAD Connectors for saving and loading models.
“Aras already delivers the best-in-class multi-CAD management performance,” said John Sperling, vice president of product management at Aras. “Now with MultiCAD Gateway we’re making global product development more straightforward by enabling interoperability across multiple CAD platforms, demonstrating once again that Aras is the best PLM solution for complex multi-CAD environments.”
For more information, visit Elysium and Aras.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.