This article describes the key enhancements introduced in version 53.0 of D-Cubed CDM (Collision Detection Manager).
Closest Approach Improvements
As well as detecting collisions the CDM can compute clearance, also known as closest approach. The D-Cubed components, including CDM, are available across multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. Version 53 introduces improvements to the consistency of the closest approach solutions. The closest approach values are unaffected by this change but the positions of closest approach returned by CDM will now be the same on all platforms.
Closest approach calculation in a dynamic assembly.
About D-Cubed CDM
D-Cubed CDM (Collision Detection Manager) is a software component that offers collision detection and clearance distance measurement for solid, surface and wireframe models. It supports accurate, tolerant and faceted geometry. Used in assembly, mechanism, machining and measurement simulation environments, CDM offers a range of algorithms to interactively detect collisions and compute clearances, even on large, complex assemblies. Performance is particularly excellent for repeated computations on models that are in motion. CDM is compatible with most applications, being independent of any particular modeler or model format.