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TransMagic R9 Release Notes

Release Date: April 26, 2012

New Format Version Support

  • Upgraded to CATIA V5 R22
  • Updated default CATIA V5 write version to R18 (up to R22)
  • Upgraded to NX 8.0
  • Upgraded JT Open Toolkit, doesn't affect version but addresses some JT bugs

New Language Support:

  • French
  • Added "wide character" or "UNICODE" to support which facilitates the translation to symbol based languages.
    • Added Japanese translation - currently undergoing extended testing - limited availability.

New Functionality

  • Added reading of hidden entities for Pro/E (Creo Parametric)

Stability Improvements

  • Tracked down and fixed several customer reported GUI crash incidents.
  • Fixed Windows Update issue related to certain Windows 7 x64 machines that was preventing start-up.
  • Fixed translator bugs - if your issue was resolved you will have been automatically notified via e-mail.

TransMagic COMMAND

  • Fixed several PMI XML and Assembly XML bugs.
  • Upgraded to CATIA V5 R22.
  • Upgraded to NX 8.0.
  • Upgraded JT Open Toolkit, doesn't affect version but addresses some JT bugs.
  • Fixed -flatten option bug.
  • Fixed a few option settings that were ignoring their command line directives.

 

TransMagic R9 sp0 Release Notes:

October 24, 2011

 

As in previous TransMagic releases, many feature enhancements are directly driven by customer requests. The new R9 interface is designed to facilitate and support customized, semi-automated workflow processes to increase productivity.

 

Desktop Feature Enhancements
R9 uses a new ribbon interface that provides a dynamic view of all the major tools in TransMagic and quick access to all functions.

  • The TransMagic Desktop Interface has been enhanced to increase usability of advanced features:
    • New toolbars can be added and customized to enhance workflow processes.
    • Improved access to selection controls facilitates operations that require edge, face, body, etc.
    • Many functions are now introduced in a new ribbon interface.
    • TransMagic can be run from short-cut keys or customized toolbars with the Ribbon interface turned “off”.
    • There is a switch to return to the classic icon interface.
    • The TransMagic user interface can be "skinned" in six different color motifs to suit your preference.
      • Blue, Black, Silver, Aqua, Scenic or White
  • New features added for Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/ENGINEER)
    • Read suppressed parts in assemblies (does not apply to parts with suppressed bodies).
    • Read edges in wireframe models and sketch planes
  • Enhanced metadata extraction with PMI++
    • PMI has been upgraded to PMI++ indicating the ability to output metadata into the XML format.
    • With PMI++ the metadata in a CAD model, including assembly hierarchy and product manufacturing information (PMI), can be output with the 3D model for integration with applications such as PLM/PDM. This feature is currently supported in CATIA V5, UG/NX and Creo Elements/Pro files.
  • Multiple languages are now supported in TransMagic.
    • The languages currently supported are:
      • English, German, Portuguese, Spanish.
    • By default TransMagic automatically matches the language of the computer operating system (OS).
    • If the OS language is not supported then the language will default to English.
    • The default language can be changed using a pull-down menu in the TransMagic interface.
  • Individual CAD kernels in TransMagic are now initialized and set-up when needed prior to opening or converting a file, saving time at start-up.
    • These processes now occur before each translation without any need for user intervention.
  • TM Batch is now an option to the "Primary" TransMagic license making it easier to upgrade the license.
  • For enterprise distribution or site licenses, TransMagic supports a "Served Model" distribution method.
  • TransMagic’s Inventor translator no longer requires the installation of Inventor View.

 

Upgraded Format Support
In this release, TransMagic supports the major 3D CAD part and assembly formats. A variety of 3D polygonal file formats are also supported. The following updated versions are supported in R9.

  • CATIA V5 R21 Read and Write
  • Inventor 2012 Read
  • ACIS R22 Read and Write
  • Parasolid V24.0 Read and Write

Current 3D CAD Format Support Available

  • ACIS Bidirectional …………………………… Version: Up to R22
  • CATIA V4 Bidirectional ……………………... Version: Up to 4.2.4
  • CATIA V5 Bidirectional ……………………... Version: Up to R21
  • UG/NX Read …………………….……........... Version: Up to NX7.5
  • JT Bidirectional ……………………................ Version: 6.4 to 9.4
  • SolidWorks Read …….…………………….... Version: SolidWorks 98 - SolidWorks 2011
  • Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/E) Read…………... Version: Up to 5.0
  • Autodesk Inventor Read ……..……………… Version: Up to Inventor 2012
  • Parasolid Bidirectional ……………………..... Version: Up to V24.0
  • TransMagic (TMR) Bidirectional …………… Version: Up to R9
  • IGES Bidirectional ……………………........... Version: 4.0, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3
  • STEP Bidirectional …………………….......... Version: AP203, AP214
  • HSF Bidirectional ……………………............ Version: Up to 18.0
  • 3D NGRAIN Write …….…………………….. Version: 3.2, 4.0, 4.1

TM COMMAND (Command line) Features
TM COMMAND is a programmable command line version of TransMagic that can perform scheduled tasks and integrate with business systems software to automate workflows and facilitate collaboration between coworkers, vendors and customers.

  • Integrate with PDM/PLM software or use with any programming language
  • Enhanced Metadata in PMI++
    • PMI++ with TM COMMAND can automatically output the metadata in a CAD model, including assembly hierarchy and product manufacturing information (PMI) to XML format along with the 3D model. This feature is currently supported in CATIA V5, UG/NX and Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/ENGINEER) files.
  • The default language can be changed in TM COMMAND.
  • Create a Visual Design Library
    • Create a custom library or catalog of TIF images of all 3D models (in supported formats) with the following size, resolution, rendering options:
      • Image Width, Height and Resolution.
      • Image View Orientation options include:
        • Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Right, Left, Isometric
        • Front Right Top, Front Left Top, Front Right Back, Front Left Back
        • Back Right Top, Back Left Top, Back Right Bottom, Back Left Bottom
      • Rendering Mode options include:
        • Shaded, Flat (polygon) Shading, Wire Frame, Silhouette (Wireframe with silhouette edges), Hidden Line, Hidden Line w/Dashed lines for occluded entities.
      • Projection Mode options include:
        • Perspective, Orthographic (parallel).

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