Comparison Solution for Visually Identifying Model Modifications in CATIA V5, SMG and JT Data
In times of global and simultaneous development processes, tools that support engineers with managing their complex design data are becoming increasingly important.
With xCompare, you can analyze CATIA V5, SMG and JT data to find differences between two revisions of a product, part and drawing, or to verify the conversion process. It traces not only geometry differences, but all design changes in CAD models.
Identify all design changes including changes to Functional Tolerancing & Annotation (FT&A). When validating data conversion, xCompare ensures no differences have arisen that may interfere with subsequent processes.
The model comparison can now be done in either CATIA, or in batch mode, and does not have to be carried out manually. This reduces the potential for error and improves time-efficiency.
Manual review can involve human error, so there is a risk that changes in complex models will be overlooked. xCompare guarantees that all changes will be identified, ensuring more reliable data.
In data conversion and long-term archiving, regulations may require that the generated or archived model data match the original data of the CAD system. xCompare V5 / JT and V5 / SMG ensure this requirement is met.
Users can create configurations according to the use case. The configuration file can be used across releases to have uniformity in check parameters and results.
xCompare combines all comparison possibilities for Parts, Products, Drawings, CGR in one place.
xCompare has the capability to run in batch mode. For instance, to automatically create change reports within the PDM systems.
Along with geometrical comparisons, xCompare compares models based on features. This enables xCompare to find all differences in parameters, names, color, etc.
xCompare has the capability to compare FT&A features like Tolerances, Annotations, Welding, Tables, Texts etc.
xCompare has several special checks like 3D Representation, Wireframe, Electrical Harness, etc. These are widely applied to serve special use cases.
xCompare significantly outperforms other comparison tools. Best use of CPU ensured by multithreaded calculations.
“In my opinion, the major advantage is that it completely does away with the need to convert data. As a rule, the data we receive from our clients is already in V5 format. For example, if we have an assembly made up of two parts with multiple rivets or screw connections, we can use xCompare to check immediately if a nut has been left out. This eliminates the need for all the steps related to converting data in one go and prevents conversion errors from occurring.”