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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.

21 Dec 2018

Democratizing CAD Data Using Advanced CAD Viewers | Blog by Joe Barkai featuring Glovius

Read this blog by renowned industry analyst Joe Barkai, where he discusses the democratization of CAD data and how various departments across the modern enterprise are benefiting from access to CAD data.

Joe also shares insights about how two companies (Buck Lighting and the Indian arm of one of Japan’s largest automotive company) use Glovius to provide company wide access to design data to departments such as design, manufacturing, purchase, among others.

Click on the image below to read the full blog.

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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 Mar 2018

Glovius for Part Design Analysis

Glovius offers a number of tools that are purpose built for analyzing part designs. These tools help you analyze the design of the part and the ease of manufacturing. These tools have a wide variety of applications such as –

  1. Calculate the extents of the part design using the Analyze tool
  2. Visualize the internals of a component using advanced Section tool
  3. Check feature definitions using the Measure tool
  4. Compare two versions of a part to identify the changes in 3D
  5. Analyze the material distribution of parts using the Thickness analysis tool
  6. Calculate the manufacturing parameters using Projected area tool
  7. Ensure the component’s ease of manufacturing with the help of Draft analysis tool

Analyze Tool
Analyze tool is designed to give you a quick overview of the component. It is designed to highlight the most important parameters of the component at a glance. Analyze tool displays the part components extent dimensions, also called bounding box dimensions. Glovius picks up the accurate dimensions even if the component is designed at an inclination to the default planes. Analyze tool calculates the volume of the component along with the billet volume. This aids in the calculation of the billet wastage in case the component is manufactured by milling etc. Analyze tool gives you the mass of the component. In case the original file doesn’t have material properties assigned, you can edit the density values to calculate the mass of the component.

Get a quick overview of 3D Parts and Assemblies

Section Tool
Section tool helps you see the internals of the component. Using the various options in Section tool, you can identify the internal geometry features. Apart from taking sections along standard planes, you can use the reference planes in the component or create custom planes for sectioning along a specific plane.

Cut Sections along Standard or Custom Planes

Measure Tool
Measure tool is our most used and versatile tool. Using the Measure tool, you can check the feature definitions – the length of an edge, the diameter of a hole, the width of a rib, and more. Glovius assists users in measurements by highlighting the suitable geometric entities (points, edges, planes) to enable users to measure faster. We also have specific measure tools called Tape Measure and Area measure – the tape measure can be used to calculate the total length of a complex edge or spline or the length of a complex curve. The Area measure tool is used to calculate the area of planar and non-planar surfaces. Read more about all the capabilities of measure tool here.

Measure the linear, angular, radial and point distances in CAD parts and assemblies

3D Compare Tool
The design of a part evolves through various iterations during the design to manufacturing process. Compare tool helps you to identify the changes to the features of the component. Input the two versions of files to Glovius and visual the changes (and their similarities) in 3D. Glovius identifies the changes to geometry like change in the fillet radius or addition/removal of a stiffener rib. You can export a PDF report of this result and share it with your team and suppliers.

Compare two versions of CAD parts and assemblies in 3D

Thickness Analysis Tool
The thickness analysis tool analyzes the material distribution in the part design and displays the results visually. Using this tool, you can check the values of all the dimensions in the component alongwith the thick and thin regions. Identifying the thick and thin regions helps you in optimizing the part design. Thin regions may fail during usage and thick regions increase material costs. Read more about this tool here.

Analyze the material distribution of a part design and optimize your designs

Projected Area Tool
Projected area is an indispensable tool to calculate the area at a particular plane. If the part is being cast, use this tool to calculate the casting pressure. The applications of this tool are varied. For example, you can use the area value from this tool to calculate the drag coeffients of the part if it is intended to be used in a fluid environment.

Calculate the projected area of a casting part

Draft Analysis Tool
Draft analysis is an indispensable tool if your component is manufactured via Casting or Injection molding. Using this tool, you can calculate the drafts made by all surfaces of the components with respect to a reference plane. The results are displayed in 3D with colorized surfaces to categorize and identify the surfaces based on the draft angle values.

Analyze the draft angles of all surfaces of a part component

Give these tools a spin and let us know your feedback. Download Glovius from here and reach us with your feedback at support@glovius.com

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager, Glovius

 

05 Dec 2017

Thickness Analysis of Parts

The ability to determine the material distribution and the corresponding thickness or thinness of a casting part is crucial for its design and manufacturing. Non optimal values of the part leads to issues in its performance during use. Thin wall sections may be structurally weak causing the component to fail while over compensated thick portions lead to an increase in the weight of the component and hence the subsequent cost to manufacture.

In Glovius you can quickly identify the material distribution using the Thickness Analysis tool. The tool calculates the thickness using the Ray method or the Sphere method. You can choose either method from the Glovius Settings Dialog. Each of the method is suitable for a specific use case.

  • Ray method is typically suitable for finding thin wall sections and helps detect edges
  • Sphere method is useful for identifying thick sections that may warp or deform during casting process
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    Calculate the thickness of a part

    Download Glovius today and use Thickness Analysis on your casting parts and identify probable design issues.

    Sridhar Oruganti,
    Product Manager.

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