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ITI TranscenData Releases CADIQ V5.1

ITI TranscenData announces CADIQ V5.1, the latest release of its native 3D CAD model quality, validation and verification product. CADIQ V5.1 provides immediate support for the latest CAD system releases including direct access to CATIA V5R18, NX 5, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, and SolidWorks 2008. CADIQ V5.1 also expands native support of legacy systems such as CATIA V4.2.4, NX I-deas 5 and CADDS 5i in addition to Parasolid, STEP and IGES.

The unique CADIQ model validation functionality allows users to natively compare the geometry, topology and product structure of two, three or four different CAD formats and to validate an assortment of interoperability processes such as data migration, data exchange, product archival and automated or manual remastering of legacy CAD data. CADIQ identifies the native and target format design features that are directly associated with each quality issue or geometric change. This helps users effectively resolve quality issues, discover model differences and relate geometric knowledge to the modeling features for ease of understanding and correction.

"CADIQ's 10+ year history of geometric quality and validation technology is based on advanced face matching that allows users to understand changes and optimize performance through evaluation on the native CAD model face geometry." says Doug Cheney, CADIQ Product Manager and CAD Interoperability Consultant at ITI TranscenData. "The basis for any viable CAD model quality checking and validation process must involve native access to the CAD model to avoid the real possibility of analyzing invalid data that already has changes introduced."

Cheney continues, "Some CAD model validation software tools are based on the conversion of the native Master Model CAD data into proprietary formats before analysis. Because of this conversion, accuracy has already been lost and the integrity of any validation results cannot be ensured. CADIQ's approach has always involved multi-CAD, native access to CAD models in order to provide the highest level of confidence in any validation processes. Advanced face matching through native CAD interfaces is unique to CADIQ and far superior to generic cloud-of-points techniques."

By automatically highlighting differences in shape, form, mass properties, surface geometry, topology and product structure as well as clearly identifying quality defects, CADIQ helps CAD users improve the accuracy and reliability of their digital design data. This significantly speeds up workflow and provides confidence in the integrity and value of an organization's engineering data. New to CADIQ V5.1 is the animated diagnostic markup functionality that enables rapid communication of quality and validation results between design team members separated by organizational or geographic boundaries.

Don Hemmelgarn, ITI TranscenData President, comments on the customer focus of ITI's CADIQ engagements: "Our consulting experience and client driven project delivery methodologies ensure high impact interoperability process and quality improvements. ITI TranscenData has defined clear business drivers that both our technology and expertise address. Any company creating, converting and distributing CAD data should be interested in their CAD model quality and validation processes and consider the in depth application scenarios that only a multi-CAD, native based technology like CADIQ is able to address."

For more information on these application scenarios, please refer to Product Data Quality and Validation Scenarios in addition to a full outline of the Benefits to working with ITI and CADIQ.

Highlights of CADIQ version 5.1 include:
Diagnostic View and Mark-up capabilities to save quality and validation views with custom names, diagnostic highlights, comments and animations between views
Comparison of models defined in different coordinates through interactive model repositioning and re-analysis
Expanded assembly analysis for NX and Solidworks
Extended entity support for CATIA V4 mock-up solids and Pro/E Family Tables
Other enhancements including; Shaded graphics quality, Distributed remote analysis configuration, Improved STEP face tessellation and point projection, Multiple new quality and validation diagnostics
Updated support for CATIA 4.2.4, CATIA V5R18, NX5, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4, NX I-deas 5, SolidWorks 2008, CADDS 5i, Parasolid, STEP and IGES
Considerations for CADIQ V6.0, Summer 2008 release include the following:
Adobe 3D PDF report generation
Full Assembly Product Structure Analysis
3D PDF analysis interface (U3D and/or PRC)
3D GD&T (FD&T, PMI, annotation) analysis
JT Parasolid analysis interface

About ITI TranscenData
ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, integrate and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners. Included among ITI TranscenData’s customers are ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Ford, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Automotive, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.


Date: March 26, 2008