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TransMagic R11 Release Notes

TransMagic R11 Release Notes (10/16/2014)

  • New and Enhanced Features
    • Translate Features:
      • New CAD Read Version Support:
        • Upgraded to STEP AP 242
      • New Supported Formats:
        • SolidEdge Read
        • SMLib Read and Write
        • Collada (.dae) Read and Write
        • POD Read and Write
        • 3D PDF Write
        • JT ‘Config File’ Support
        • Rich TransMagic (TMR) Format
      • Model Based Definition (MBD) Features:
        • View MBD Meta-Data – Access all views and captures embedded in a part or assembly. Each view can be reviewed, exported to images/Excel/HTML, printed, or sent to the View Browser. Individual GD&T symbols and items are listed comprehensively for dynamic selection and review of semantic associativity to the geometry.
        • Associative PMI/Meta-Data – Support of semantic associations in native formats. Select a dimension and the corresponding geometry will be highlighted in TransMagic.
        • PMI Meta-Data Write – Writes PMI to 3D formats where PMI is not natively supported. TransMagic converts the PMI to polylines for 3D Viz-Rep formats or wire-frame geometry for 3D B-Rep formats, allowing PMI to travel with any format into any application, regardless of true native PMI support.
        • Semantic PMI Write – Export semantic PMI to JT, 3D PDF, and TransMagic (TMR) formats. Export graphical PMI to any other supported 3D formats in TransMagic.
        • PMI Browser – Browse individual PMI, GD&T, dimensions or notes in separate views. Scroll, edit and view PMI information for output to print, excel, or HTML. Enhancing usability, the PMI Browser can be dragged or resized, or PMI views can be exported to the View Browser.
        • PMI Editing - All PMI data is selectable and editable to any color. TransMagic part and background colors are also editable giving you the ability to create a wide range of views and presentations of your data.
      • Optimize Features:
        • Assembly Browser Options – Enhancing usability, the Assembly Browser can be docked, dragged, expanded or collected into tabbed browser groups; browser transparency option allows for easier navigation between part and assembly tree.
        • Manipulate Assembly Structure – Now convert solid bodies to parts and convert multiple parts to assemblies and sub-assemblies. Create nested sub-assemblies or move parts from one assembly to another. Any assembly manipulation is carried through to the exported file format from TransMagic.
        • Rename Parts and Sub-Assemblies – Easily rename any item in the assembly tree including bodies, parts, sub-assemblies, top-level assemblies, and more.
        • Open Part in New Document – Associatively edit assemblies by selecting part(s) or sub-assemblies, open them in a new document, edit, repair, add/delete data and save the changes back to the original assembly.
        • JT Viz-Rep Assembly Support – Supports assembly hierarchy in JT Viz-Rep files such as robotic system line layouts. JT Viz-Rep Assembly hierarchy can be exported to other Viz-Rep formats.
      • Analyze Features:
        • Precise Positioning – Place parts in 3D space exactly. Import multiple parts in any CAD format, for digital mock-up, into a new file and place parts in the exact position and orientation required.
        • Dynamic Dimensioning – Automatically selects appropriate dimension type for the selected geometry.
        • View Browser – Save any view in TransMagic complete with the ‘state’ of the model and view properties. Select a saved view in the View Browser to recreate the view with exact fidelity.
        • Enhanced usability, the View Browser, can also be docked, dragged, expanded or collected in tabbed browser groups. Useful for quoting, printing, presentations, reviewing, exporting to image formats/Excel/HTML, design reviews and reports.
      • MagicBATCH Add-On Features
        • Isolate Parts – Added isolate part (atomize) functionality allowing for mass and automated processes. Quickly and automatically extract all needed parts from a large assembly and “atomize” them into individual part files, especially useful for projects that require a file for every part in an assembly.
        • Editable File List – Select multiple files from multiple directories for processing. Fully displayed for management, add/remove files, re-order, and organize your BATCH process queue of files to be processed.
      • MagicCHECK Add-On Features
        • Multi-Body Support – Load in two assemblies and compare individual bodies from each assembly one-by-one and complete with a wizard guide.
        • Point Browser Options – Enhanced Point Browser can be docked, dragged, expanded or collected into tabbed browser groups. The Transparent visibility setting allows increased visibility on both the model and the Point Browser.
      • Technical Enhancements
        • Performance – Enhanced user experience with automatic version updates and automated, web-based licensing. New dynamic cursor aperture setting assists in speeding up multiple sections or making selecting smaller items easier. MagicCheck algorithm also vastly improved for increased performance and speeds.
        • General Settings – PMI enabled by default; re-organized options; enhanced stroke font.
        • Technical Specifications – Supports DirectX 11.0 and OpenGL2.
      • Other File Formats and Versions Supported in R11
        • 3D ACIS Bidirectional – Version: Up to R25
        • 3D CATIA V4 Bidirectional – Read Up to 4.2.4; Write: 4.1.9 - 4.2.4
        • 3D CATIA V5 Bidirectional – Version: R8 – R24 & V5/V6 R2014
        • 3D CATIA V6 Bidirectional – Version: V6R2014
        • 3D DWG Bidirectional – Version: R9 to 2015
        • 3D HSF Bidirectional – Version: Up to 19.0
        • 3D IGES Bidirectional – Version: 4.0, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3
        • 3D JT Bidirectional – Version: 6.4 to 9.5
        • 3D Autodesk Inventor Read Only – Version: Up to Inventor 2015
        • 3D NGRAIN Write Only – Version: 3.2, 4.0, 4.1
        • 3D Parasolid Bidirectional – Version: Up to V26.0
        • 3D Pro/E Read Only – Version: Up to Wildfire 5.0
        • 3D Creo Read Only – Version: Creo 3.0
        • 3D Solid Edge Read Only – Version: V18 - ST6
        • 3D SOLIDWORKS Read Only – Version: SOLIDWORKS 98 - SOLIDWORKS 2015
        • 3D STEP Bidirectional – Version: AP203, AP214, AP242
        • 3D TransMagic Bidirectional – Version: Up to R11
        • 3D NX UG Read Only – Version: Up to NX9.0

      Release 11 Version Notes

      • 11.00.800
        • Enhanced Dynamic Selection Mode in MagicHeal Add-On's MagicSurface to allow surfaces skinning.
        • Enhanced Split-Trim surface rendering generates transparent rendering for a single selected surface.
        • New Automatic Spline Resurfacing Option added to the repair options which automatically resolves common spline errors on model import.
        • Enhanced 3D PDF Write.
        • New "Re-Cover Face" feature utilizes Dynamic Selection Mode in MagicHeal Add-On's MagicSurface.
        • New Progress Meter support for importing and exporting JT Viz-Rep models.
        • New options for 3D Mouse integration includes the ability to turn off 3D mouse calls for systems without 3D mouse devices activated, improving initial rendering responses.
      • 11.00.900
        • New Support for Viz-Rep and polygonal file export to NGRAIN formats such as STL to 3KO.
        • New Supported Formats:
          • Solid Edge Edge sheet metal document format - PSM
        • New Additional associativity information for PMI XML output.
      • 11.01.000
        • New supported CATIA V5 hybrid file references such as .CATPART and .CGR
        • New hybrid B-Rep and Viz-Rep document support in TransMagic.
        • New Semantic Only PMI output option for the PMI XML output.
        • New Save Thumbnail feature for all save operations from TransMagic, creating 256 x 256 png image file for visual identification.
      • 11.01.100
        • New PMI option tab representing options available for PMI settings.
        • New text and line color features for PMI settings, particularly useful for generating consistent visual results with incoming PMI. Customize background colors to deliver high-contract PMI rendering.
        • New support for embedded STL or scan data in CATIA CATPart files.
        • New image output option exporting images of individual parts in an assembly when selecting Assembly XML output.
        • New mathematical expression evaluation within the Precise Positioning edit options.
        • New semantic-only or output option for PMI XML file; default option is graphical PMI.
        • New auto-save thumbnail feature that captures the current model's active display instead of the default iso view.
        • Enhanced JT to HSF output for TransMagic COMMAND.
        • Enhanced JT transform operation for proper rendering of JT B-rep files created by TransMagic.
      • 11.01.200
        • New individual PMI page in options with access to PMI and MBD options.
        • New "Overide-PMI" option allowing text color, line width, line pattern, bold typography options for rendering PMI on import.
        • New "Copy You ID" feature in Help menu to assist in multiple license management.
        • New Convert-To-Spline functionality delivering the ability to specify individual analytic surface types (e.g. cone, sphere, cylinder, plane, etc.) and convert them to spline surfaces on export. Increases interoperability with legacy applications and provides additional IP protection for distributed models.
        • Enhanced performance of MagicCheck compare features generating faster results.

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