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02 Dec 2019

Compare 2D CAD Drawings

We had  earlier highlighted on the benefits of visually highlighting the changes to different versions of 3D CAD files. The ability to visually check, compare and identify the changes helps you save lots of time and enables faster collaboration.

Glovius had the ability to compare 3D CAD versions and the ability to compare CATDrawing files. Now, with the latest release of Glovius, you can now compare DWG and DXF 2D drawing files as well. The visual comparison of CAD models and drawings are easy to spot even for the novice users and as the solution is automatic, it saves enormous amounts of time if done manually. Our users have reported a minimum of 10X increase in the speed of comparing and verifying the 2D drawing revisions.

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Compare 2D Drawing files

Here are the steps to compare 2D drawing files :

  1. Start Glovius 2D Viewer ( Download Glovius from this link )
  2. Hit on ‘Compare’ button
  3. In the ‘Compare’ dialog, input the two versions of the drawing files to be compared and Compare !

The results are computed and shown with the following colors applied :

  1. New views, dimensions or PMI information is shown in blue color
  2. Removed Views, dimensions and PMI’s are shown in red color
  3. All unchanged drawing elements are shown in default color

Download Glovius today and say no to manual 2D and 3D comparisons !

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager

09 Sep 2019

Glovius at EMO 2019 at Hanover

EMO is one of the premiere event showcasing the latest developments and technologies for manufacturing industries. We are excited to attend EMO 2019 event being heldat Hanover, Germany from 16th to 21st September.

Glovius has a wide variety of applications for use in manufacturing companies. Do away with paper drawings, View and Analyze your CAD components in a cost effective manner. Glovius enables you to equip all your downstream users to access 3D CAD data. Our solutions also enable you to go digital with your 3D CAD assets and deploy both integrated and point solutions for a number of web and mobile use cases.

Visit us at booth at B10, Hall 9 and meet us for a demo and get an overview of our Visualization Solutions.

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Glovius at EMO 2019, Hanover

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager

04 Jun 2019

Glovius Cloud – CAD Viewer Online

Glovius is a modern CAD Viewer that assists you to Visualize, Analyze and Generate reports of 3D parts and assemblies. Apart from our native Glovius apps for Windows, iOS and Android devices, the Glovius Cloud solution helps to view CAD files online.  Glovius Cloud enables you to view CATIA, STEP, NX parts and assemblies online. Apart from these formats, we support all the prominent CAD file types like Solidworks, Creo, Inventor and STEP/IGES files.

View CATIA V5, NX and other CAD 3D parts and assemblies online

Steps to view CAD files online using Glovius Cloud service

  1. Visit the Glovius Cloud site
  2. Register or login to your account. We have already listed few samples for you to play around. You can upload your 3D CAD files or connect your Dropbox account to automatically fetch all the CAD parts and assemblies stored in your account
  3. Upload CAD parts and assemblies and View them online
  4. Use any modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari to View CAD files online

Features of Glovius Cloud online CAD Viewer

  1. View 3D CAD parts and assemblies online
    1. View CAD files like CATIA V5, NX, Creo, Solidworks, Inventor etc online
    2. View STEP/IGES/Parasolid files online
  2. View Operations
    1. Rotate, Pan View and Take Sections of CAD parts and assemblies online
    2. Apply Color, Make it Transparent and toggle Visibility of 3D components.
  3. Analyze
    1. Measure CAD files online
    2. Analyze for extent dimension and Calculate Mass properties
  4. Download online BoM reports and Generate CAD to 3DPDF documents
  5. Collaborate your designs and Share your CAD files via email to your suppliers and extended team. Download our native apps for iOS and Android to view CAD files on mobile devices

Glovius Cloud is designed to be your CAD Collaboration solution. Register today to view all CAD files online and evaluate a fully functional demo for 15 days.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

29 May 2019

View and Compare CATDrawing files

The ability to visually compare 2D drawing files is helpful to quickly identify the changes in CAD drawing revisions or versions.

A typical 2D drawing is revised many number of times during the course of a design cycle and many a times even during subsequent batch manufacturing. No matter how small or big the change is, it usually takes lot of time to study these changes. A visual highlighter that identifying these changes significantly reduces the time taken to assimilate and continue with the next step of the design cycle.

With the aim to enable fast CAD drawing comparison, we now have Compare tool in Glovius 2D Viewer as well. Glovius 2D compare helps you to identify the following changes :

  1. Any addition, deletion and modification of views
  2. Any changes in the geometry of the model
  3. Any changes in PMI information like balloons, datum planes, measurement values etc
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Compare any two CATDrawing files

All you need to do is Start Glovius 2D app, click on the Compare tool, browse to the drawing versions and hit Compare to visualize the differences between the two revisions of the 2D drawing file.

Download Glovius today and try the all new Glovius 2D Compare tool. The tool currently supports comparison of Catia drawing ( .CATDrawing ) files with support for other formats coming shortly.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager

14 Mar 2019

Ordinate Measurement in Glovius

Ordinate dimensions are continuous measurements from a reference entity. This style of measurement is typically useful for analyzing manufacturing operations where relative distance between entities is required. For example, if you need to calculate the amount of travel of a tool bit and need to measure the distances between drilled holes in a component, ordinate measurement helps you to quickly figure out the distances between holes and the standard reference entity.

In the latest release, we have added a new feature that enables you to continually drop the ordinate dimensions. This tool is located in the Measure tab. Select an entity ( a point or edge ) that serves as the reference. Now continue selection along a axis to place the ordinates dimensions.

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Ordinate Measurement in Glovius

Download Glovius to try Ordinate Measurement and write to us with your feedback.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

19 Dec 2018

Improved export to 3D HTML from CAD

We recently launched a Glovius Plus plan that allows your to export CAD parts and assemblies to STEP, IGES and Parasolid formats. We are adding even more options to export your CAD files to various formats.

In this release, apart from a number of visual and performance improvements, we have added Measure and View analysis tools that adds to the usefulness of 3D HTML files.

  1. Measure : Measure points, line segments and circular arcs
  2. View Analyses tools :  Apply colors to components, Toggle Visibility or Isolate components
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Click on the image to download a sample 3D HTML page

The main advantages of  using a 3D HTML instead of other 3D data exchange formats are as follows:

  1. Use anywhere : Independent of any application and platform. As most modern PC’s are preinstalled with a modern browser that support WebGL and hence 3D HTML files.
  2. Lightweight yet powerful : The 3D HTML files are compressed without compromising on the visual quality or fidelity when compared with the original CAD file
  3. Zero file management : Generate 3D HTML files of your assemblies and reduce the persistency issues while sharing inter-dependent files.

Download Glovius today and try out the latest improvements and export your CAD parts and assemblies to 3D HTML.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

20 Nov 2018

Introducing Glovius PLUS – Export CAD to STEP

We are excited to announce a new plan – Glovius PLUS.

STEP files have become the defacto standard in CAD data exchange. With the Glovius PLUS plan you can now export your CAD parts and assemblies to standard data exchange formats. You can also export to IGES, Parasolid and 3MF formats. 3MF is a universal specification for 3D Printing industry and supported by a variety of founding companies like Microsoft, Autodesk, Dassault Systems, PTC and Siemens.

Glovius also supports a variety of STEP application protocols like STEP AP 242 which is useful for MBE ( Model base engineering ) scenarios . Export your CATIA, Solidworks, Creo, NX and other CAD file formats to STEP and share it with your team and suppliers.

Drop us a mail at support@glovius.com to try out the Glovius PLUS plan.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

 

30 Oct 2018

CAD Collision Detection Tools

With the latest release, we have launched Collision detection tools in Glovius. The ability to check for collision in an assembly is mainly useful for two reasons :

  1. Check for CAD assembly integrity : Quickly analyze whether the various components in the assembly have been assembled properly. With a single tool analyze the spatial arrangement of component parts and sub-assemblies in an assembly. Check if the assembled position of the component has intersections that compromise the overall integrity of the assembly.
  2. Verify CAD assemblies  : Detect and verify if components maintain the recommended clearance values. This is especially useful during system integration checks.
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Perform Collision, Contact and Clearance Analysis in CAD assemblies

Glovius provides you the ability to check the Collision, Clearance and the Contact information of the assembly constituents. You can either calculate the collision among all the constituents or select two components and analyze their relative positions in the assembly.

Download Glovius today and analyze your CAD assemblies faster.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

12 Oct 2018

CAD Collaboration with Glovius – Video

We talked about CAD collaboration using Glovius in our earlier posts. Many Glovius are using this functionality to reviews their designs, showcase and share them. The main advantages of using this underlying Glovius cloud service is

  1. Multi platform access – Support on Windows, iOS, Android and Web
  2. Access designs – View, Analyze, and Generate reports
  3. Collaborate – Share URL’s and 3D design data instead of working on images or using FTP’s

Watch this video for an overview, register for an account and start using the Glovius cloud service for collaboration.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.

 

14 Aug 2018

CAD Collaboration with Glovius

We recently announced our CAD collaboration initiative – Glovius Cloud. Now, with the latest product update to Glovius desktop app, you can add and view comments directly in the app. This enables a true multi platform CAD collaboration solution for Glovius users.

During the design cycle various teams are involved in bringing the design from concept to life. This involves collaboration between different teams – Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, QC Engineers, Program Managers, Cost Estimators, Should Costing Teams and many more. Usually, the collaboration across these teams happens with a wide and variety of tools and disparate systems – drawings, image snapshots, derivative reports or sometimes even by email. This leads to severe lack of trace-ability, loss of information and repetition. Glovius CAD collaboration is designed to be a multi platform tool that serves as the basis for all discussions on 3D parts and assemblies.

Glovius Cloud is a web based  tool built on multiple platforms for contextual collaboration. Use the Glovius desktop, Mobile apps or the Web app to View and add comments. Converse with your designers, engineers and everyone else with the 3D design file as the source of truth. This ensure you spend less time on email and more time designing and manufacturing great products.

You can extend this collaboration tool to your suppliers and manufacturers. As the conversations are file based, you can share a specific file in the project to such external stakeholders with a single click.

Finally using our web and mobile apps, the entire team will always have access to the 3D part and assemblies. You can take simple measurements, take sections and download reports.

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Collaborate in 3D. CAD Collaboration Software

Download and Register on Glovius Cloud today – try the inbuilt collaboration tools !

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager.