19.07.2022 • C3D Modeler, C3D Converter, C3D Solver

How C3D Toolkit Enhanced the New Release of KOMPAS-3D

ASCON recently shipped a new version of its KOMPAS-3D mechanical design CAD program. For us at C3D Labs, it is a significant product. For many years now, KOMPAS-3D has been one of the most important projects which provides our team with engineering tasks.

KOMPAS-3D v21 was developed by ASCON following its roadmap, according to which 75% of new features are based on user requests. Areas in which the new version is improved include 3D modeling, drawing preparation and specifications, sheet metal and surface modeling, and data exchange with other CAD systems. It has also improved design applications in various disciplines. In total, version 21 contains more than 100 changes and improvements. Let’s take a look at the ones that are the result of our C3D Toolkit.

Improvements to surface modeling with the C3D Modeler geometric kernel module:

  • New methods for constructing ruled surfaces

  • New methods for constructing conic section curves and minimally-stressed conic section surfaces

  • New method for smoothly joining boundaries on surfaces from curve meshes

  • Improvements to extending surfaces, continuity checking, and Boolean operations

Improvements to solids and sheet metal modeling with the C3D Modeler:

  • New method in solids modeling for rounding-off edges using a specified base curve and a variable radius

  • New method in sheet metal modeling for controlling edges during the stamping of bodies

Improvement to fair curve construction with the C3D FairCurveModeler module:

  • Curves with high orders of smoothness and variations in smooth curvature

Improvements to imports with the C3D Converter data exchange module:

  • Imports models in OBJ format
  • Imports faceted polygonal objects in STL, JT, and OBJ formats
  • Reads model attributes from JT files

Improvements to 3D constraints with the C3D Solver constraint solver module:

  • Allow a range of distances in constraints between objects

  • Improved internal constraint formulas, such as for calculating circle tangency and angular dimensions