The primary value that the C3D Toolkit brings to CAE is its ability to create and edit precise 3D models prior to generating the meshes necessary for analysis and simulation. The accuracy of the models directly affects the results of the calculations.
C3D Modeler provides the most-used operations needed in developing CAE software. These include Boolean operations, merging sets of bodies, cutting and truncating shells, constructing split lines and swept bodies, equidistant shell construction, direct editing, generation of surface triangulations, calculation of mass-inertia properties, and collision detection.
C3D Modeler stores detailed information about geometric elements as attributes in each element, as well as for individual objects like facets, edges, and vertices. CAE developers can use both system and user-generated attributes.
In addition, C3D Toolkit reads and modifies geometric models made in third-party applications, and exports geometry in standard CAD formats. This provides CAE applications with close integration to commonly-used CAD software.