Kubotek USA has officially released Kubotek Comparison Suite 2014. Kubotek Comparison Suite 2014 adds significant user-driven improvements to save time and improve user control over everyday tasks. Comparison Suite products include Kubotek Validation Tool and ECO Manager.
The engineering change identification and documentation tools found in the Kubotek Comparison Suite help users avoid the costs and pitfalls resulting from undetected or undocumented engineering changes. Design and quality teams gain confidence as they compare two CAD models, regardless of file type, to find differences in product geometry, Model Based Definition (MBD) or Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) contained in the 3D model. Any revisions can then be documented and easily communicated via automated reports in PowerPoint and 3D PDF formats as products work their way through the manufacturing process.
A significant enhancement of the Comparison Suite 2014 release is automatic 3D PDF report creation. Users can create personalized engineering change reports using the full functionality of 3D PDF without the need for secondary software. These 3D PDF reports are fully supported by the Adobe Reader software and provide powerful options for viewing, measuring, collaborating and obtaining information related to engineering changes.
Other reporting enhancements include tools and features that make creating or updating PowerPoint reports easier, including a new creation style that automates the process of creating PowerPoint slides from each identified part revision. Additional customer-driven improvements focus on increasing productivity and updating the extensive CAD file reading capabilities of the Comparison Suite products. A full list of new features and benefits found in Comparison Suite 2014 can be found in the What’s New document.
Tony Anderson, VP and General Manager of Comparison Suite Products, states, “3D PDF is becoming a very popular format for sharing 3D design change data across engineering disciplines. Our Engineering Change Identification and Documentation Tools take advantage of 3D PDF by giving its users more options to view 3D change data. Kubotek’s customers depend on our ECO and Validation tools to immediately identify and communicate design changes with accuracy in a way that fits their needs.”
New and current users are urged to learn more about the enhanced functionality by watching a webinar recording of What’s New in Comparison Suite 2014. This update training details the latest upgrades and is available for viewing on-demand.