Drive efficient design.

3DCaliper is a product development tool that promotes efficient designing through automated analysis of 3D CAD geometries concerning correct wall thickness and minimum distances.

Wall thickness is a key factor for quality and manufacturing, especially for products manufactured with casting procedures. Permissible distances between tool components as well as assembly parts can also be ensured. 3DCaliper is independent of CAD format used; furthermore, both volume and surface geo metries can be examined.

3DCaliper addresses technical designers, tool developers, manufacturers, and project managers. Thanks to 3DCaliper, technical designers are sure their products meet qualitative and functional requirements and do not cause any manufacturing problems.

The Functionality of 3DCaliper

Check geometry right in the 3D CAD model.

User-defined accuracy.

Interactive and detailed results produced.

Colored representation of measurement results.

Directly integrated in PTC Creo Parametric.

Applicable with CAD systems such as CATIA and Inventor by importing geometry via STEP from IGES.

The Benefits of 3DCaliper

High performance 3D CAD geometry analysis saves time and produces more accurate results.

Automated examination of part and tool mould speeds up necessary testing procedures, avoids errors, and makes production of prototypes obsolete.

Quality and manufacturing relevant criteria are addressed in the preliminary development stage, which shortens design and manufacturing cycles.

Manufacturing waste is avoided.

Faster market availability due to clear time and cost savings.

No cost-intensive training. Users can start analysis procedure within a few minutes.

Product Quality and Manufacturing Optimization

In product development, 3DCaliper makes it possible for the user to deal promptly with product quality and manufacturing optimization before design modifications become costly and time intensive. By examining complex CAD models for wall thickness, tool changes are avoided and waste is minimized.

Quality-Oriented Part and Tool Design

Part and tool designers can examine their data before milling a tool. Then, if costs of a change are still minimal check for observance of quality criteria. 3DCaliper offers automatic investigation of 3D CAD models and it’s output of detailed results enables pocess orientated design of parts and tools.

Method of Analysis

3DCaliper’s wall thickness or distance analysis in 3D CAD models is based on the following mathematical procedures: A ball with the diameter to be checked is moved between walls or surfaces of the model and continuously examined for collision. This is computation can be accompllished with extremely high accuracy. The user can set the accuracy of the measuring point distance and make refinements in several areas.

Representation of Results

3DCaliper’s wall thickness or distance analysis in 3D CAD models is based on the following mathematical procedures: A ball with the diameter to be checked is moved between walls or surfaces of the model and continuously examined for collision. This is computation can be accompllished with extremely high accuracy. The user can set the accuracy of the measuring point distance and make refinements in several areas.

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