Stay ISO compliant and easily manage GD&T dataWe can’t imagine a manufacturing industry today, even a small one, without using 3D design. For the widespread practices of 3D digital modeling, visualization software tools are quite in demand, as the design needs to be reviewed by a large number of stakeholders. In this regards, software vendors count not only on correct representation and display of geometry, but the most seasoned developers strive for compliant usage of the information associated with a 3D design — PMI (Product and Manufacturing Information). Leveraging its 20-year expertise in development of industrial solutions for 3D visualization, Open Cascade’s possesses its own proven technology — PMI Vizualisation module — assuring that PMI representations used in its software are supported by industry standards: geometrical tolerancing are implemented in accordance with ISO 1101:2012 and visualization of GD&T data in a 3D scene is performed in compliance with ISO 16792:2015. In some extent, compliant visualization of PMI guarantees digital continuity, ensuring that universal symbols and styles are used for PMI presentations, regardless the origin of the software system. Solutions built with the use of PMI Visualization module (3D visualization software and PMI data authoring) effectively handle PMI data coming from various third party software systems or 3D files:
- PMI entities imported from STEP AP242 (ISO 10303-242)
- JT format (ISO 14306:2017)
- Proprietary CAD formats
Supported presentationsPMI presentations can be created using a rich set of geometry combinations. It might be points, lines or surfaces.
- Angular, linear and radial dimensions, thicknesses
- Tolerance and datum features
- Notes and special notations