K-Display and K-Compare 2.0 from Kubotek3D Enable CAD File Comparison, Analysis
Kubotek3D’s 2.0 release of its K Compare CAD file discrepancy reporting and K-Display MCAD visualization software products includes K-Compare Revision.
Kubotek3D’s 2.0 release of its K Compare CAD file discrepancy reporting and K-Display MCAD visualization software products includes K-Compare Revision for creating reports detailing the differences between two versions of the same CAD model. The other three products in these Kubotek product lines have been enhanced since their last major release with eight updated CAD file translators and several new measurement and/or visualization functions.
K-Compare Revision is built on the Kubotek Kosmos 3D framework. It automates portions of the process for engineers documenting a change to a part, enabling users to identify all changes to the model and data; communicate detailed understanding of changes to all stakeholders; handle design files from any major source; and quickly create complete reports.
A simple cutting plane function has been added to K-Display products, which allows users to visualize the interior sections of complex parts. Additionally, the wireframe display mode has been enhanced to include silhouette edges, which improves visualization of part geometry.
Two new measurement functions have been added to K-Display products. The first function analyzes 3D models of plastic parts to find areas which are difficult or impossible to create with a simple mold strategy. The other supports quick overall measurements of the envelope of selected 3D models by wrapping them with temporary “bounding box” solids.
The ability to compare folders of part files and assembly files which include references to part files has been significantly enhanced in version 2.0. These new features allow users comparing a large batch of files to line up corresponding pairs of files into horizontal rows to simplify visualization.
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