3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions provider Dassault Systemes (Euronext:DSY) announced on Wednesday the general availability of DraftSight for Windows, a no-cost 2D CAD
product for CAD professionals, students and educators.
(1) Creating a data base incorporating the fits, tolerance fields and limit deviances values and structuring it in a quantifiable format that works in 2D CAD
Integration of 2D CAD
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The reason for this may lie in the inferior visualization support offered by 2D CAD
To complicate matters, Monarch Hydraulics was moving from a 2D CAD
world to enterprise-wide 3D CAD, at the same time as implementing a new PLM solution.
AutoVue permits file view and markup in hundreds of native formats ranging from 3D CAD, 2D CAD
, EDA PCB/IC layouts and schematics, and more.
Over 6,000 models of the existing 2D CAD
library have been converted to this format.
Still another valuable feature is a 2D/3D "hybrid" design capability that allows users of older 2D CAD
systems to mix and match 2D and 3D representations of parts and add 3D detail only when required.
Skeptics may say that the average builder or designer is satisfied with his older 2D CAD
system and that the 3D options-selection applications are overkill for most builders.
The company had switched to 2D CAD
from conventional drafting in 1988, but was finding that response time to market demand was shrinking faster than they could meet.
An upgraded 2D CAD
library, with more than 400 low-profile conveyor models, also was introduced and is currently available to help design engineers with system development and component selection.
Its four main brands are the Unigraphics high-end CAD/CAM/CAE line, the iMAN product data management tool, Parasolid 2D CAD
system and Solid Edge modeling tools.
This system was essentially a 2D CAD
system which became obsolete in a very short time.