CATIA V5 to JT - Ford Supplier
Faced with the need to use both CATIA V5 and JT to complete a single product design and manufacturing task a designer has the choice of a number of different approaches to the problem.
The traditional approach is to translate the JT data to CATIA V5, using either a standards based method such as STEP or a direct database translator. In doing so the original JT data is converted to a CATIA V5 representation. This task is either carried out by members of the design team or alternatively undertaken by dedicated translation specialists. There are several downsides to this approach. One is recognizing when a design change takes place in JT and managing the process of updating the CATIA V5 representation to take into account those changes following completion of the initial translation process is completed. Another is having the knowledge to run a separate translation process and the time and costs associated with doing that.
Working in CATIA V5.
|Interactive Design-In-Context solution for CATIA V5 users who need to work with JT Parts or Assemblies.|
|Maintains associativity between the native JT files and CATIA V5|
|Enables automatic update of CATIA V5 representation when JT changes are undertaken.|
|Uses standard CATIA V5 "Insert Existing Component" commands to open JT data into the active CATIA V5 session.|
|Built upon the strategic Dassault CAA Multi-CAD platform, enables the import of data to V5 with integrated control of quality|
|Using CAA an option to output the data in 3DXML format is also available enabling its use in 3DVia and 3DLive|
|Digital Mock-Up review (data imported with Faceted representation)|
|JT import part is synchronized with CAD part or product modification.|
|Update and synchronize V5 according to CAD data modification.|
|Check consistency between V5 imported data and CAD data.|
Theorem's latest data translation products with advanced functionality are enabling the support of Dassault’s interoperability strategy which places Multi-CAD in the hands of user, so that "design in context" can be undertaken without the need for external translation of non CATIA V5 parts and assemblies.
With Multi-CAD, CATIA V5 users are able using standard CATIA commands to select a part or assembly designed in JT, and insert it as a node on their CATIA V5 design tree; either as a single component or full assembly. With the added benefit of bringing in FTA (PMI) data from JT, manufacturing users will have all of the information needed to make the part.
Selecting the required JT components to be worked on, automatically initiates the Theorem translation technology to bring the non CATIA data into the CATIA V5 session in the user's desired CGR or Brep format, depending on the CATIA session settings.
This highly interactive method of operation in V5 maintains and manages links with the imported files - enabling updated versions of them to be made available to the user if the original JT part or assembly is modified. As a result, users benefit from the Theorem technology without needing to undertake a separate translation operation, and without having to worry if any changes have been made to the imported parts.
Once opened in CATIA, heterogeneous CAD data can be manipulated for Review and Design in context purposes whilst maintaining a link back to the original JT file.
|Bi-directional versions available|
|Optional CGR or BRep output|
|Use of CGR for DMU Applications|
|Optional 3DXML output for use in 3DLive and 3DVIA|
For further information on the V5 Multi-CAD JT CADverter please click here.