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D-Cubed 2D Components Version 74 Released

Also, Siemens debuts as new in Simcenter Femap 2022.2 a next-generation cloud collaboration with Xcelerator Share. 

Also, Siemens debuts as new in Simcenter Femap 2022.2 a next-generation cloud collaboration with Xcelerator Share. 

Xcelerator Share is the first cloud component of Siemens’ new Xcelerator as a Service (or XaaS) subscriptions. Image courtesy of Siemens Digital Industries Software.


Siemens Digital Industries Software debuts two product updates. 

D-Cubed 2D components are integrated by software developers to add functionality to the sketching environment of CAD/CAM/CAE and architecture, engineering, construction software applications. These applications are used to design, analyze, visualize and manufacture products from consumer goods to aircraft engines and commercial buildings.

D-Cubed 2D DCM Version 74.0

D-Cubed 2D DCM (2D Dimensional Constraint Manager) is a 2D geometric constraint solver. In addition to driving the sketcher in many CAD products, 2D DCM is used in CAM, CAE and other geometry-based applications. 

The upper sketch is classified as overdefined. In the lower sketch, classifying distances as rigid dimensions informs 2D DCM that their values will not change and the model is now well-defined. Image courtesy of D-Cubed.

Enhanced Handling of Rigid Dimensions

Changes to a parametric sketch can be driven by modifying the values of dimensions. In models where a dimension cannot be modified and solved independently of another dimension, 2D DCM will mark the model as over-defined, even if the current values of the dimensions are consistent. In cases where such dimension values are known to be fixed, these can be classified as a rigid dimensions, enabling 2D DCM to solve the model.

Version 74 more strictly controls situations where the value of a rigid dimension may be changed to improve the reliability of the solving process.

D-Cubed PGM Version 74.0

D-Cubed PGM (Profile Geometry Manager) enhances sketcher productivity. It does this by working with higher level geometric data and not individual curves. Examples include offsetting loops while inserting, extending and trimming edges, adding constraints to loops rather than to individual curves, and solving the shape of loops while maintaining their perimeter length or area. PGM is often used to add capabilities to a 2D DCM-based sketcher. 

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New in Simcenter Femap 2022.2 is a next-generation cloud collaboration with Xcelerator Share. 

You can now instantly, securely and easily collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers with Siemens’ next-generation, cloud-based collaboration solution, Xcelerator Share—now available in Simcenter Femap 2022.

Xcelerator Share and Simcenter Femap offer a wide range of collaboration features. Share’s rich set of capabilities addresses your cloud collaboration needs by providing teams with secure, central storage with optional data management tools. It also enables ad-hoc collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, thanks to easy email address-based project and file sharing.

New capabilities enabled by Xcelerator Share and Simcenter Femap include:

  • Secure cloud storage
  • Desktop file syncing
  • Permission-based project sharing
  • Task management
  • Engineering-centric view + markup
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Messaging and notifications
  • Any-device, instant-on access

Xcelerator Share is the first cloud component of Siemens' new Xcelerator as a Service (or XaaS) subscriptions.

For more on Xcelerator Share, read here.

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

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