Computer-aided design applications (CAD for short) are standard in many manufacturing companies. CAD software helps design products and simulate their behavior in a wide variety of application situations. With our software solution, you automatically stamp the drawing dimensions and use the resulting data in a time-efficient and -effective way to improve the quality of the products.
Drawing information are an essential component of quality inspections: with our CAD integration, you can convert product characteristics and dimensions from CAD drawings into quality-relevant inspection data for inspection planning at the push of a button. If the drawings are available in a standardized CAD exchange format (2D DXF, DWG format), inspection characteristics with their characteristic name, drawing dimension and the upper as well as the lower nominal limits can be generated directly from the drawing data. Our automatic detection of drawing dimension also analyzes any text information contained in a PDF file that you could also mark up using a PDF reader. In this way, dimension texts are reliably recognized and prepared as processable drawing dimensions – and without additional OCR software.
The function “Drawing Dimension Comparison” provides an assistant that enables the comparison of different drawing statuses. It guides you through 7 steps in which you can edit unchanged, moved, changed, omitted and added dimensions. In each step information is available, which explains what happens in this step and how the available tools work. Since the assistant supports you in all steps of the comparison, you get an optimal comparison result with just a few clicks.
For more information, have a look at the CAD integration product sheet in the download area.
The CAD Integration of our software in action: using the example of a crankshaft, we demonstrate the automated stamping process, compare different CAD drawing versions and go into detail about data exchange with other BabtecQ modules.
CAD (Computer Aided Design) refers to the design of products using computer-aided graphics creation.
Like CAQ (Computer Aided Quality), CAD is also part of the CAx technologies, which encompass production-related applied computer science in production. From geometric modelling and simulation over transfer to manufacturing, CAD supports a wide range of activities in the design process.
CAD can be used to create documents for the manufacture of a product - for example assembly plans or technical drawings. In concrete terms, CAD comprises the following three phases: The conception in which requirements are made; the design in which solutions are concretized and the detailing in which parts lists, individual parts and production documents are added. The main advantages of CAD are the great cost and time savings that are achieved by automating the design process and the possibility to modify designs more quickly and less cumbersomely.
CAD systems are used for two-dimensional technical paper drawings; in mechanical engineering, on the other hand, 3D geometry systems are common today, with which the edge, surface and volume models can be represented three-dimensionally.