ITI releases CADIQ version 9.1

International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) has introduced CADIQ 9.1, the latest edition of its CAD model validation application. CADIQ identifies model-based design issues that adversely impact downstream processes, such as tooling, simulation, manufacturing, and model re-use in the supply chain.

CADIQ analyses the geometry and product manufacturing information (PMI) in CAD models, looking for both intentional and unintentional changes. Once changes are identified, CADIQ creates sharable 3D PDF documentation detailing the results.

Validation of STEP data identifies any geometry or PMI issues before the data is used downstream. This is especially critical in Model-based Enterprise environments, where traditional drawings no longer exist to communicate this information. The latest release of CADIQ includes performance improvements for large and complex STEP files. CADIQ also supports STEP validation properties, such as the ability to evaluate mass properties and generate face sampling points on the native model, and append these to the STEP file.

The latest CADIQ release also includes improvements to PMI quality checking as well as the addition of a new Creo assembly PMI revision comparison prototype. CADIQ 9.1 now comes with PMI modules which add diagnostics to the CADIQ analyser, enabling PMI quality checking and comparison at both the part and assembly level.

CADIQ 9.1 also includes many other enhancements to its supported CAD interfaces including: CATIA V4 and V5, NX, Creo, Inventor, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, Parasolid, ACIS, IGES, STEP, JT, 3D PDF (PRC and U3D).