CollabCAD provides facilities to build and edit entities in virtual 3D space using basic geometry such as lines, arcs, and conic sections. 2D profile and free hand sketching is also available. In addition there is detailed dimensioning, tolerances, symbols etc.
Besides the conventional CAD/CAM features, CollabCAD also provides a collaborative framework for CAD/CAM professionals to work across a network and concurrently access the same design for viewing and modification.
Collaboration during design/assembly facilitates rapid product visualization and drastically cuts down the time for requirement specification, modeling, review and analysis. In such collaborative endeavors involving expertise from many people, the deployment of CollabCAD can come very handy.
CollabCAD supports the creation and modification of surface entities ranging from planes to more complicated geometric entities such as B-Spline, Bezier, Surface of Revolution etc.Easy-to-use interface are provided for creation of each of these surfaces. It also provides the facility for trimming and lofting of Surfaces. Surface Diagnostics are availabe.
Reverse Engineering: CollabCAD can generate complex surface and curves from a set of points obtained from raw/scanned data. The cross section slicing feature of CollabCAD enables the user to obtain the point data on the intersected curves.
CollabCAD offers the Modeling of Solids primitives like Cone, Cylinder, Sphere, Box, Torus, Slab, Freeform, Revolution Solid and Sweep Solid, etc. by various methods. It supports boolean operations, mass and section property calculations, sectioning, slicing. It provides the facility for blending of Edges and Vertices of Solids. It also offers excellent shading and transparency features using different color combinations for presentations, conceptualisation and visualization.Constraint based parametric profile editing and assembly modeling are some of the forthcoming features.
Feature Based Part Modeling: CollabCAD offers form features(depressions or protrusions)like hole, rib, slot, prism, pipe and revolve features.
Constraint based parametric profile editing is also available. The Assembly Design Module allows assembly and sub-assembly of components based on a robust 3D Constraint Solver. A 3D Tolerance Analysis for Assembly and Manufacture Module is also provided in a bid to help the Manufacturing Industry improve the quality of its products and produce them at a lower cost. The appropriate allocation of tolerances in an assembly may result in lower costs per assembly and a higher probability of good fit, reducing the number of rejects or the amount of rework.
This module facilitates the user to create the Measured Points, Linear Tolerance Dimensions, Angular Tolerance Dimensions, Tolerance loops, performing the Tolerance Analysis on created loops, performing Tolerance Synthesis and viewing the results.
An Open Source Computer Aided Engineering(CAE) software has been developed on open-cascade technology, with pre and post processor for Meshing, Modifying and Analysing Geometrical Structures. It support interoperability between CAD modeling and Computation software(CAD-CAE link).
CollabCAD provides a collaborative framework for CAD/CAM professionals to work across a network and concurrently access the same design for viewing and modification. It also offers an interactive design environment through audio and video conferencing, for on-line communication between participating designers. Collaboration during design/assembly facilitates rapid product visualization and drastically cuts down the time for requirement specification, modeling, review and analysis. In such collaborative endeavors involving expertise from many people, the deployment of CollabCAD can come very handy.
This would greatly enhance the interactions and reduce the time frame for decisions. CollabCAD allows geographically dispersed users to share information and work together on complex cases using engineering drawings that are maintained on a central CollabCAD Server.
CollabCAD offers facility for the creation of Standard Tables and Databases. It allows users to attach properties from DB tables to geometric entities. It also allows to show the entities attached in tabulated form.
CollabCAD enables CAD data exchange using international standards
Import - IGES/STEP/STL/BREP
Export - IGES/STEP/VRML/STL/XML/BREP
CollabCAD offers the basic NC operations like roughing, milling, drilling, threading etc.
It facilitates the user to observe the animation of the tool along the tool path.
PSG CollabCAD PostProcessor (PCP) V 1.2 is available with CollabCAD. PCP has been developed for the Fanuc Series.
PCP is s an initiative of PSG COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Coimbatore, India. It is an open source application software developed in JAVA platform and PSG Tech has given NIC the permission to bundle and distribute PCP along with CollabCAD.
CollabCAD facilitates the user to do 2D and 3D CAD Modeling using Scripting. CollabCAD creates a journal file which can be used for re-generation of the model. CollabCAD provides XML based Tool Palette that facilitates User Customization.
A Multi-System VRML Viewer is bundled with CollabCAD. VRweb is a browser for 3D worlds and objects modeled in VRML. VRweb is copyrighted by the Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New Media (IICM), Graz University of Technology, Austria.
An open source integrated suite of tools enabling the creation of a broad range of 3D content. It offers full functionality for modelling, rendering, animation, post-production, creation and playback of interactive 3D content with the singular benefits of cross-platform operability. Blender can be used to create 3D visualizations, stills as well as broadcast quality video, while the incorporation of a real-time 3D engine allows for the creation of 3D interactive content for stand-alone playback.
CollabCAD provides an interface to Slide, a Jakarta project. The Slide project main module is a content repository. Conceptually, it provides a hierarchical organization of binary content which can be stored into arbitrary, heterogenous, distributed data stores.
CollabCAD provides a checkin and checkout facility to archive/retrieve the designs and engineering documents in the Slide Repository. Access and Authorization Control (security & locking) of the CollabCAD part files in the repository is also available. The content manager also provides the facility for versioning of the designs and engineering documents.
Bonita is a flexible cooperative workflow system, compliant to WfMC specifications, based on the workflow model proposed by the ECOO Team, which incorporates the anticipation of activities as a more flexible mechanism of workflow execution. The system provides:
1. A comprehensive set of integrated graphical tools for performing the process conception and definition, the instantiation and control of this process, and the interaction with the users and other applications
2. A browser-based environment
3. A Third Generation Worflow engine based in the activity anticipation model. This flexibility allows a considerable increase of speed in the design and development phases of cooperative applications.
CollabCAD ERP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which provides a suite of enterprise applications that integrate and automate many of the business processes of an enterprise.
It can be customized to suit even the most challenging business needs. It provides a common data model and a rich set of business process.
CollabCAD ERP is interfaced with Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project), an open source enterprise automation software project. Open source enterprise automation implies Open Source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Open Source CRM (Customer RelationShip Management), Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM (Supply Chain Management), Open Source MRP (Manufacturing Resources Planning), Open Source CMMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), Open Source POS (Point Of Sale), etc.
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