Siemens PLM Software releases Version 66.0 of the D-Cubed PGM
PGM enhancements include 1) the ability to identify closed loops of edges and 2) new continuity checking functionality.
1. Enhancement: Find Enclosing Loop
Given a point and any number of edges as input the PGM will now inform the application which edges or parts of edges form a closed loop around the point. For example, identifying these loops is important for CAD applications so they can be cross-hatched.
2. Enhancement: Base Edge Continuity Checking
An application is now able to identify tangent discontinuities in edges. This enables the application to make decisions about whether or not to attempt to offset such edges, and whether or not to approximate the exact offset curve.
About D-Cubed PGM
First released in 2003, D-Cubed Profile Geometry Manager (PGM) enhances the productivity of sketchers. It does this by working with higher level geometric data and not individual curves. Examples include offsetting loops while inserting, extending and trimming edges, adding constraints to loops rather than to individual curves, and solving the shape of loops while maintaining their perimeter length or area. PGM is often used to add capabilities to a 2D DCM-based sketcher.