Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and IronCAD, Inc., a leading provider of design collaboration solutions, today announced that IronCAD’s new 3D Connector software, part of IRONCAD Draft, is now integrated with Siemens PLM Software’s Parasolid® software, the world’s most widely used 3D geometric modeling component, and three D-Cubed™ software components for constraint solving and collision detection.
“The Parasolid and D-Cubed components have for many years been making critical contributions to the fundamental capabilities of IRONCAD®, our full feature 3D part and assembly modeling product,” said Cary O’Connor, Vice President of Marketing for IronCAD. “We’re delighted to be able to make further use of these components in IRONCAD Draft, allowing users to leverage constraint information from their 3D models in the context of a dedicated drafting and detailing tool.”
IRONCAD Draft is a 2D drafting tool with a new 3D integration capability enabled by 3D Connector. Leveraging its new integration with Parasolid, users can now import 3D model data – from suppliers, customers and colleagues – created with any software product capable of outputting the widely used Parasolid geometry format, such as IRONCAD or a wide range of third party applications. The data can be viewed, analyzed, rendered and referenced as the user produces drawings using the various 2D mechanical drafting functions in IRONCAD Draft.
In addition, any 3D models imported from IRONCAD can be repositioned under the control of any existing dimensions and constraints using Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed 2D and 3D Dimensional Constraint Managers (DCMs). This allows the user to reconfigure a constrained model to meet the requirements of a specific 2D drafting or detailing task. Using the D-Cubed Collision Detection Manager (CDM) users can also quickly verify that new configurations do not result in colliding parts.
“IronCAD has been effectively leveraging our PLM Components for several years to help maximize the value they deliver to their customers,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president, Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “With the deployment of Parasolid and various D-Cubed components in their new product, IronCAD has extended the use of our components across their product lines with minimum effort. The re-use of PLM Components enables innovative companies like IronCAD to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver new capabilities that create even more value for their customers. We are proud that the proven and flexible integration architecture of our high quality component software continues to provide benefits for all our customers.”