Open Mind Technologies Quick and easy data conversion on a pay-per-use basis, no licensing costs required
UK – In co-operation with TFT-Labs, Open Mind has now developed a CAD conversion interface that converts Catia V5 data to Hyper-CAD-S data quickly and flexibly.
The new CAD conversion portal is designed for users who need to transfer models occasionally and companies that cannot assess their future conversion volume, the company says. The interface is a “Service-on-Demand” call when required. Costs are thus only incurred when the service is used, on a pay-per-use basis.
The company explains how the conversion portal is used: Clicking the “CAD Conversion Portal” tab in Hyper-CAD-S opens a menu window for selecting the Catia V5 models. Before the model data is converted, the user is shown a 3D preview. If everything is correct, the conversion can start. The data is immediately available for processing in Hyper-CAD-S. The interface is a cloud service that downloads the conversion software, meaning the actual transfer of data takes place on the user’s computer. No CAD models are transferred. In addition,the web-based “Transfer-on-Demand” ensures that the latest conversion software is used.
“There is always enormous pressure to adapt CAD data conversion software. Our new on-demand interface allows us to offer Hyper-CAD-S users, who only need to convert Catia V5 models occasionally, a flexible solution with no up-front licensing costs,” explains Hagen Rühlich, technical director at Open Mind.
François Chrétien, chief scientist at France-based TFT-Labs, adds: “We are pleased to have been able to convince Open Mind of the benefits of our “Open 3D solution for the Web.”
The plan is to expand the offering and support other CAD formats in future.