Parasolid v28.1 is the first in a series of releases to deliver convergent modeling, which brings facet modeling and world-class B-rep modeling into a single, high-productivity architecture. Convergent modeling will enable Parasolid customers to develop applications that deliver more efficient PLM workflows, for example reverse engineering and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). This major innovation is complemented with our regular release of enhancements to B-rep modeling, providing customers with the most comprehensive and robust set of modeling tools in the industry.
Parasolid v28.1 includes the first installment of Parasolid’s convergent modeling technology and enables facet models to be created and modified in Parasolid using a large selection of the established functions used on classic B-rep models.
Applications benefit from the ability to deploy a common set of familiar modeling tools, regardless of the geometry format, using a single geometric modeling component. Supported operations include Booleans, sectioning , hole-filling , hollow/offset/thicken , rendering , faceting output , read and write XT, data import and export , checking and repair , imprinting , sheet trim and extend , swept and spun outline , extrude , topological and geometric enquiries , mass properties , min/max distance (closest approach) , clash detection and topological and geometric enquiries.
Sectioning a facet body (red) with a facet sheet (blue)
Parasolid v28.1 includes a number of enhancements to increase control of detailed modeling operations:
Laminar edge (purple) is moved along path (black) and patched with surface provided (blue)
Parasolid v28.1 provides a number of enhancements for sophisticated creation and editing of surfaces, including:
The tool body (yellow) is swept along the helical patch (black) and the swept volume created (red) is subtracted from the target body.
Numerous other enhancements have been made over a wide front of functional areas, including:
Blending over tightly curved faces