CoreTechnologie Launches New SDK Version for Direct Interfaces to CAD Systems

CoreTechnologie now also offers STEP AP 242 Extended Interfaces for software manufacturers.

CoreTechnologie now also offers STEP AP 242 Extended Interfaces for software manufacturers.

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The software specialist CoreTechnologie (CT) presents the latest version of the 3D_Kernel_IO Software Developer Kit (SDK). With the SDK, CoreTechnologie offers an easy-to-integrate application programming interface (API) that allows software manufacturers to quickly integrate 24 major CAD formats and various sophisticated features in their products. In addition to the native formats such as Catia V5 and V6, NX, Solidworks, Creo, Inventor and JT, the new version now also has a STEP AP 242 Extended Interface, which enables access to all 3D master-relevant information such as dimensions, annotations and views.

3D_Kernel_IO also comprises an advanced healing technology for automatic data correction to ensure quality of imported data. In addition, the mature interfaces are capable to read the features and design history information providing also the dimensions, annotations and attributes.

CT_Kernel_IO makes native interfaces for all major CAD systems as well as standard formats such as JT, STEP, FBX and 3MF available by integrating just one DLL file. In addition to the interfaces, other functionalities include tessellation, slicing or the well advanced model comparison function. The solution is based on C++ classes and has to be integrated only once to use all available formats and functions of 3D_Kernel_IO. 

“Looking at the visions and plans of technology companies, the development and production process of the future will be impacted more and more by the use of virtual reality and simulation methods based on 3D CAD models,” explains CT CEO Armin Bruening. “Because the product development process is been done by using a variety of specialized systems, optimal interoperability will be more and more important in the future.”

The CT_Kernel_IO Solution is available via an annual flat rate.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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