An Open CASCADE expert will be on hand at CeBIT to answer your questions and show you firsthand some of the exciting possibilities of the 3D modeling components. You'll learn how they work and how they can facilitate your application developments.
The month of March is flying by - and CeBIT will soon be here! The world's biggest IT show gets under way in Hannover next Wednesday morning and runs until March 20th.
Don't forget to visit Hall 11 and stop by the EADS Matra Datavision stand, D 73. You'll be able to see the Open CASCADE functions in operation, as well as demos of the mini-modeler and Mitutoyo's Cadpak Win (offline programming of CMM machines) and a presentation of Samcef software from Samtech (analysis of linear and nonlinear structures).
The Open CASCADE demonstrator will take you step by step through shape healing, from import of the model in various formats (IGES, STEP or Open CASCADE BRep), through verification of import quality, where Open CASCADE displays and documents surface gaps and free boundaries. After application of the sewing function, the shape healing component displays the corrected model.
Open CASCADE also shines in advanced data exchange. The demonstrator will show you how the XDE functionality allows importing and exporting specific attributes (names, colors, layers, etc.) and assemblies, in addition to basic topology and geometry, from the range of available interfaces, including ACIS and Parasolid.
You'll also get a sneak preview of the new collision control module for CMM applications, which stops a moving part when its distance to a fixed part is zero (collision) or falls beneath a predefined limit (proximity).
The mini-modeler demo presents the basic capabilities of Open CASCADE and the Open CASCADE application framework (OCAF). You'll see how to build the 3D shape from 2D sketches, as well as how to import models and apply operations like Boolean volume subtraction or filleting