ITI Unveils CADfix DX 13 With Enhanced Features

New release features streamlined design and engineering processes.

New release features streamlined design and engineering processes.

CADfix 13 Defeaturing Tools. Image courtesy of ITI.

International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global company in advanced engineering software solutions, debuts the release of CADfix Data Exchange (DX) 13, the latest iteration of its geometry translation, repair, healing and simplification software. This release introduces a range of new features and enhancements for design data reuse and enhanced collaboration.

CADfix DX 13 comes equipped with several updates. Key new features of CADfix DX 13 include:

  • Enhancements to the advanced model defeaturing tools for the removal of holes, protrusions, lettering and logos, extrusions, and internal detail
  • Major update to the STL export for improved mesh export quality and speed
  • High-quality CAE mesh export capability with tri, quad and tet mesh exports
  • Geometry morphing extensions to support virtual topology mesh
  • Rollup of multiple enhancements from CADfix 12 service pack 1 and 2
  • CAD import and export interface updates

Simplifying and defeaturing complex CAD models for downstream simulation is now easier with the new and improved defeaturing tools in CADfix DX 13. The hole, protrusion and internal detail removal features are all faster and handle more complex and special cases. Extruded sections can be automatically identified and simplified, and complex solids converted to basic primitives if required. These tools intelligently analyze and remove unnecessary details, simplifying complex geometries without compromising critical design features. The result is a streamlined design process, reduced file sizes and improved performance in downstream applications.

With CADfix DX 13, users can benefit from enhanced meshing and STL export capabilities, ensuring translation of complex CAD models into STL and other mesh formats for use in simulation, additive manufacturing, visualization and rapid prototyping applications. Users will see improved facet quality, regular structured mesh styles, automatic defeaturing to collapse poor quality thin slivers, and intelligent facet sizing with proximity refinement and new custom sizing recipes.

This release introduces a CAE mesh export feature that incorporates robust automatic Tri/Quad/Tet meshing algorithms, with smart geometry-based mesh sizing, automatic proximity refinement, and element quality assessment. These advanced meshing capabilities optimize the transfer of CAD data to various simulation and analysis tools, streamlining the CAE workflow and facilitating accurate engineering simulations.

The CAD import and export interfaces are updated, in this case with new and extended interfaces for SolidEdge, IFC, DGN, OBJ, and glTF import, and VRML, XDMF and CONVERGE CFD export, plus updates to support the latest native CAD system formats.

“This release showcases our unwavering commitment to providing engineers and designers with powerful tools that streamline their engineering processes,” says Andy Chinn, managing director, ITI Europe. “With improved STL export capabilities, advanced CAE meshing, and intuitive defeaturing tools, CADfix DX 13 empowers users to optimize their geometry models and achieve outstanding results.”

CADfix DX 13 is compatible with leading CAD systems and supports a wide range of file formats, making it a solution for engineers working with diverse software applications. With its user-friendly interface and  functionality, CADfix DX 13 allows for collaboration and data exchange across diverse 3D applications within the product development lifecycle.

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

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