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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

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.

Measure CAD files in Glovius

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
Export 3D parts and assemblies to 3DHTML, export CATIA to 3D HTML

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.