It is a fact of life today: Engineers collaborate with many partners. Some work with external suppliers and manufacturers, while others work with downstream departments, including manufacturing, service, and procurement. All engineers will have an interaction with customers. With the wide number of stakeholders in product development, each perhaps using different 3D CAD software, today’s engineers face a reality where they have to work with non-native design data. It is a Multi-CAD world.
This eBook looks at the problems designers face when they work with CAD data from multiple systems. It explores the problems engineers encounter when they exchange and translate designs between 3D CAD software packages. It then gives insight into recent advances that address these problems and how these advances help engineers and their collaborative partners involved in the product development cycle.