By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software has announced the latest release of Parasolid software, its 3D geometric modeling component. The enhancements in Parasolid Version 23.1 (V23.1) continue Siemens PLM Software’s emphasis on increasing productivity for the independent software developers (ISVs) creating applications based on Parasolid, and their end user customers.
Targeting the Parasolid computer-aided engineering (CAE) user community, Parasolid V23.1 includes new enhancements to its sheet modeling technology:. Neutral sheets may now be created from multiple faces in a single operation with control over how sheets are extended to create a valid solution and how holes in resulting neutral sheets are filled. Wire bodies and sheet bodies can now be united together using Boolean operations facilitating more flexible workflows. Enhancements to the faceting capability include additional mapping of facet topology to the model topology of the part from which the facets were created, simplifying the process of establishing the relationship between the facets and the model when performing analysis.
As the geometric modeling component " or kernel "in many CAD, CAM and CAE applications, Parasolid is often required to work with imported data from other systems that require various levels of geometry and topology repair. Parasolid V23.1 includes several new functions in this area, including a new function that helps create the topology of a body when importing boundary representation data into Parasolid. Two new functions are added to find and repair degeneracies in surface data imported from other systems. Improvements in sheet body thickening automatically detect and repair degeneracies in the input bodies.
Several enhancements have also been made to improve the productivity of developers integrating Parasolid into a new or existing application. Parasolid V23.1 also includes a number of additional enhancements as well as extensions to its functionality in the areas of blending, local operations and surfacing.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.