Parasolid v29.1 delivers numerous enhancements to both B-rep modeling and Convergent Modeling™ technology. B-rep enhancements focus on high value workflow automation enhancements enabling application developers to deliver functionality more effectively. Convergent Modeling enhancements focus on working with imported facet data and the architectural foundations to support fully integrated Convergent Modeling in future where all Parasolid operations will support models containing arbitrary combinations of classic B-rep geometry and facet B-rep geometry.
Enhancements have been made to tapering and sweeping to remove potential workflow bottlenecks to deliver successful operations on more complex configurations and provide better diagnostic information when an operation is not possible on a specific configuration:
Untwisting a rotation in the path to ensure a successful sweep along the 3D closed path
Several enhancements have been made to handle operations on complex configurations to improve the success rate of automated workflows, removing the need for application developers to handle these case in their code:
Improved quality when blending on the inside of tightly curved surfaces
In addition to extensive, on-going architectural work to support full Convergent Modeling functionality, a number of enhancements have been delivered to help application developers work with facet data not created by Parasolid:
Facet data imported into Parasolid, such as STL, may require analysis and repair