solutions offer an innovative approach to CAE data sharing,
data archiving, presentation, visualization and collaboration,
breaking down communication barriers.
solutions are designed to dramatically reduce the large CAE file
sizes, so that they can easily be shared, viewed and manipulated by
experts as well as non-experts, using an easy to use VCollab
viewer, without the native authoring applications installed.
VCollab solutions allow users to present design and analysis
CAD/CAE data by embedding it into MS-Office applications and
HTML pages. This allows (in contrast to standard 2D images) to
manipulate 3D objects during presentations or design reviews (pan,
zoom, rotate, cut by planes etc).
VCollab solution comprises of the following tools.
VMoveCAE is the translator to translate CAE results files into
VCollab files ( CAX files). Many CAE models and results files can be
converted into ultra compact VCollab CAX files. VMoveCAE also
extracts meta data from the CAE files and provide the same in
XML/Text format. This meta data can be easily integrated into any
third party systems like PLM, SLM etc.
VMoveCAD is a translator to convert CAD geometries from many native
CAD formats into CAX files. VMoveCAD supports the translation of
native CAD files ( both in batch mode or in GUI mode ) from CATIA
V4, CATIA V5, UG NX, PRO/E, Inventor, STEP 203, IGES 3D, SolidWorks,
SolidEdge, CGR into CAX files.
VCollab Pro is a post processor of CAX files and is a stand alone
desktop tool. VCollab Pro is designed for analysts and helps
analysts to post process CAX files and also to create 3D CAE Reports
( enriched CAX files with viewpoints ) from raw CAX results files.
Using VCollab Pro, the CAX file can be edited/enriched. CAE reports
can be authored using VCollab Pro by creating ViewPoints. Multiple
CAX files can be merged into a single CAX file for multi-desciplinary/multi
physics visualization.. ex. CAX file from CATIA, CAX file from
ABAQUS and CAX file from Fluent can be merged into one single CAX
file. 3D Slides ( Viewpoints) and 3D walk thrus can be created and
saved into CAX, for improved 3D presentations, documentation and
easier sharing. VCollab Pro also provides Python interface using
which the CAE Report generation process can be easily automated.
3D PDF & JT Export Plug-ins : One can export the CAE models and
results from the CAX files using VCollab Pro into the 3D PDF as well
as JT files for easier sharing of CAE data with others. Please note
that these add-ons are separately licensed and they need to be
VCollab Presenter is a 3D Viewer/Light Weight Post Processor to
visualize and explore the CAX files. VCollab CAX files can be viewed
and explored in VCollab Presenter by double clicking the CAX files.
VCollab Presenter also plugs-in easily into third party applications
like MS Office, WEB, SDM/SLM/PLM/MDO systems. Using VCollab
Presenter, the VCollab files can also be embedded into PowerPoint
slides or WEB pages and visualized in 3D. VCollab Presenter is easy
to use post processor of CAX files and is designed to be used by
analysts as well as non-analysts who likes to post process CAE
VCollab Presenter Lite is a free viewer and is targeted for those
non-analysts who likes to just review the CAX files with ViewPoints.
Supported CAE files in VCollab Solution.
- MSC Nastran
- NX Nastran
- LS DYNA
Supported CAD files in VCollab Solution.
- Solid Edge
solutions, the large CAE files can be converted into very small
VCollab 3D visual files. The light weight VCollab file sizes can
get reduced up to 98%, making it easier to achieve or share or
reuse CAE files.
to the Product Development Companies
managers/Analysts can easily embed the light weight VCollab
files into MS Office Documents for 3D Presentation / Design
Reviews of CAE results. CAD designs and CAE results can be
combined into one VCollab file for powerful product
reviews in the out sourcing scenario:
One of the
biggest issues in CAE out sourcing is the design review of the
CAE results, due to the large file sizes of the results files.
VCollab solutions allow suppliers to present design and
analysis CAD/CAE data by e-mailing the results for review or
by embedding it into PowerPoint slides or HTML pages. This
allows (in contrast to standard 2D images) to manipulate 3D
parts/results, during presentations or design reviews (pan,
zoom, rotate, cut by planes etc.) improving the efficiency of
the outsourcing projects.
Archival of CAE
3D CAE results
can also be embedded into MS Word documents in the form of
light weight VCollab files for easier archival.
and network costs
compact sizes of VCollab files help to reduce the storage space,
file transfer time and save network bandwidth.
re-use of CAE results
Due to the
smaller sizes of the VCollab files, it is lot easier to share
the CAE results with peers and customers. Sharing could be
thru e-mail or thru WEB interface or thru existing PLM/ERP
systems. The selected / important CAE results can be easily
embedded/published into corporate/Intranet WEB pages for
easier access using browsers. This capability helps IT
departments / corporate to easily manage CAE data thru their PLM
/ ERP infrastructure.
among peers or global design centers
The smaller file
sizes and the easy to use 3D Viewer, along with the
collaboration capabilities, improves the collaboration among
global design and analysis teams leading to faster product
development cycles saving cost and time and improving the
productivity of Engineer