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The design to manufacturing process commonly utilises 10 or more different 3D applications. The ability to reuse CAD data, from any source, can have a positive impact on sales, delivery schedules, and ultimately profitability. With TransMagic you can efficiently move CAD data to any downstream application. TransMagic provides the easiest and most reliable way for manufacturing professionals to reuse 3D data in any CAD/CAM/CAE application.

Many people rely on IGES or STEP files to get 3D solid models from one application into another. This practice adds considerable delays as these "standard" formats typically require extensive rework to be usable. File translation roadblocks can cause project delays, tie up valuable engineering resources and increase costs.

TransMagic simplifies the transfer of 3D CAD data between applications, improves the quality of 3D model files and significantly reduces manufacturing costs.

All TransMagic Suites offer 3D CAD file translation, geometry repair, file viewing, volume, measurement, and mass properties in a feature-rich and easy-to-use Windows interface. TransMagic Suites are available in standalone Desktop products and networked Workgroup configurations.

In addition to high quality, world-class CAD file translation, each TransMagic Suite provides valuable technology and features for File Repair, Viewing and real-time Internet Collaboration.

TransMagic products are available in a number of different suites:

For CAD Conversion & Repair - TransMagic R10 Product Line

TransMagic EXPERT

Powerful Geometry Toolkit for CAD Model Repair and Translation: for maximum bi-directional exchange of 3D CAD data utilising TransMagic's entire suite of sophisticated translation, visualisation and geometry repair tools - TransMagic EXPERT software provides the highest level capabilities to address the complex issues of 3D data-exchange between multiple engineering applications.

TransMagic PRO

Visualise, Query, Convert
For advanced levels of data conversion between 3D CAD formats, complete with automated model conditioning and geometry repair, feature rich query tools and visualisation options - TransMagic PRO contains specialised tools that enhance access to high fidelity design data, assembly structure and mass properties. Streamline manufacturing and job quoting processes.

TransMagic CREATIVE

Convert 3D CAD Data to RP and Entertainment Industry Formats
For converting 3D CAD data into poloygonal formats for use in rapid prototyping (RP), animation, game development and the entertainment industry - TransMagic CREATIVE streamlines rapid prototyping and creative design processes by delivering high quality 3D content from complex parts and assemblies.

TransMagic PowerPacks

Available for SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor, TransMagic PowerPacks allow for complete design freedom, control and quality. From within your favourite design foundation, work on ANY files supported by TransMagic. The translation step is automatic in seconds! TransMagic PowerPack allows you to utilise your design features as well as TrnasMagic features such as MagicSurface, creating the best quality file for your design. When you're ready to save TransMagic PowerPack allows you to save out to any file supported by TransMagic too.

TransMagic MagicCheck (for Geometry Comparison)

TransMagic MagicCheck software quickly opens all major 3D CAD formats, including point data, to compare against the source CAD model and analyse accuracy. Produce validation, revision and inspection reports for quality control processes.

For Visualisation - TransMagic View+ Universal 3D Viewer and Quoting Tool

For feature-rich viewing of 3D CAD models and polygonal file formats. TransMagic View+ opens any CAD format, offering complete product manufacturing information (PMI) and mass property data for shop floor, job quoting and design reviews.

Key Benefits

  • Maximum data exchange efficiency: TransMagic reads proprietary CAD files in their native formats.
  • Powerful Repair tools condition models to optimise data exchange quality which results in much greater efficiency and higher data integrity.
  • Intuitive user interface allows engineers and even non-CAD experts to start file translation projects within minutes of installation.
  • No CAD software is required: TransMagic products offer an independent bridge between all 3D CAD/CAM/CAE systems, which is routinely updated to ensure it keeps pace with current CAD software releases.
  • State-of-the-art file repair technology quickly and easily makes adjustments to condition models and eliminate problems of gaps, missing surfaces or surfaces that don't fit the part, eliminating the problem before files are translated.
  • Rapid return on investment comes from the intuitive interface, automated repair functions and universal compatibility.
  • Scalability: sompanies can choose value priced suites or purchase entry level products, adding more capabilities at a later date as and when required, thereby protecting their initial investment.

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SOLIDWORKS Delivers All Round Growth for Intelligent Energy

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Intelligent Energy Ltd

The Company

Intelligent Energy develops clean and efficient energy technologies for the global automotive, consumer electronics and distributed power and generation markets. With over 25 years of research and development, Intelligent Energy now employs more than 350 people globally. Just some of its more recent innovations include the launch of UppTM, a personal energy device which powers USB-compatible mobile electronic devices, such as smartphones, wearable technology, portable speakers and eReaders.

The Challenge

Intelligent Energy wanted an integrated 3D CAD system that would grow organically with the company and let their engineering team have the flexibility and confidence to design effectively.

The Solution

Over its history Intelligent Energy's growth has been matched by a steady expansion of SOLIDWORKS from two to 45 physical seats of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium, as well as utilising the full breadth of add-ons including; SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional, Flow Simulation, Sustainability, Plastics Professional, Electrical 2D, Electrical 3D and Composer.

Matt Lennard, Design Tools Manager, Central Engineering at Intelligent Energy explains why it was so important to have an integrated CAD system when designing in a 3D environment. "Our work often involves the development of unique designs. We need to be able to see them in virtual form before we actually start to make them. It is important that we know for certain that everything will work and fit first time. SOLIDWORKS gives us that business advantage.

Results

  • Increased flexibility of design
  • Integrated simulation means better and stronger designs without waste
  • Faster assemblies thanks to enhanced data capturing and storing of knowledge with SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • Accelerated development time for automotive fuel cell integration into modern electric vehicles
  • Development of the innovative Upp personal energy device on SOLIDWORKS.

NT CADCAM

NT CADCAM has helped Intelligent Energy on a number of issues including training and applying for government funding.

 "NT CADCAM helped us apply for a series of in-house training courses to bring our people up to speed with routing and simulation advanced training," says Matthew, adding: "They've also provided us with TransMagic which aids seamless data translation, and on the one or two occasions when I have needed tech support, the NT CADCAM team have been invaluable."

"SOLIDWORKS has driven itself hard to make a complete package with the range of new features it has got constantly coming in. Consequently we have driven it hard, using the full SOLIDWORKS suite extensively on all our product designs especially when working on integrated automotive products where we've had to assemble our fuel cells in a specific space. Some of the spaces have been unbelievably tight and to use an integrated 3D CAD system in this way has been key in providing a competitive service for our customers."

Matthew Lennard

Design Tools Manager, Central Engineering at Intelligent Energy Limited.