IronCAD Inovate: 3D CAD Software Designed for Collaboration
is cost-effective 3D CAD software that bridges the gap between today's viewer technology and a full-blown CAD seat. Enabling true upstream and
downstream design collaboration, IronCAD Inovate
allows users across an organization to create, modify, and share design concepts in 3D, ensuring that all
stakeholders are fully involved before taking the next step toward production.
is equally at home working with existing models which can be imported, interrogated, modified and communicated to others either as models,
photo-realistic images or real world animations. IronCAD Inovate
is the most complete way to collaborate in 3D.
Large Assembly Performance
- Graphical Interaction
- New capabilities have been added to enhance graphical interaction with large data sets to boost performance in ranges such as 10x
increase. IronCAD Inovate provides the ability to add realism to designs using the Smart Paint settings for such things as reflection, textures, decals, etc.
However, these settings can impact the overall performance when dealing with large data sets. In the background settings under realistic, dynamic
mode, a new option has been added for Simplified Model Surface Display which will optimize IronCAD rendering performance.
- Mechanism Interaction
- When dealing with large data sets, new options in the mechanism mode are available to improve the performance so you can test the range
of motion of your designs. Controls have been added to limit the collision detection to the dragging object and/or the moving objects. This reduces
time attempting to calculate the entire modeling environment for collision.
Sharing & Collaboration
- Shrink Wrap Utility
- A new utility to simplify models for securely sharing designs has been added to the Assembly Ribbon bar. Specify critical
parts/assemblies to keep, what to remove, and size settings for hiding parts, assemblies, and holes and click OK. The utility will process the model
and generate a simplified ICS file that is reduced in size and that can be shared with collaborators.
- Multi-Platform Web Viewer
- Share your designs across any device with our new 3D Web Viewer, which supports viewing and tree navigation in any browser supporting
WebGL. Export designs to a local drive or save to a web server location to share the lightweight graphical model with colleagues and collaborators.
- Support for Latest Kernel, Solver, and Translator Formats
- IronCAD's core systems have been updated to support the latest improvements in the modeling, solving and Native Translators. With the
latest release of the IronCAD DCS, you will have access to the following versions of CAD file formats using our Native Translators.
- CATIA V5: V5R8 – V5–6R2017
- Pro/E (CREO): 16 – Creo 4.0
- UG NX: 11 – NX 11.0.0
- Inventor: V11 – V2017
- SolidWorks: 98 – 2017
- SolidEdge: V18 – ST9
- Quick Sketch Creation
- New improvements have been made to streamline the user experience. One example is when creating a sketch in an empty scene, in one click
the command will create a sketch in the scene ready for you to work instead of entering various placement options.
- Quick Feature Creation
- In addition to the sketch creation improvement, Features such as Extrude and Spin will be streamlined to start with the sketch in the
scene without entering the placement options.
- Automatic Feature Dimension on Drop for Quick Placement
- It is common to position features once in place on parts. To streamline the process, we have automatically added reference dimensions
to the nearest planar face edge. To enable this option, go to Tools/Options/Interaction and enable the command "Automatically add position
dimensions on dropping features."
- Heads-Up Quick Selection Based Commands
- Improvements have been made to the previous "S" key command structure to be visible full time to give users access to commands in the
design space, reducing mouse travel and need-to-know hidden commands. Click on the setting command at the top of the circle to access additional
settings or to customize the commands. When the Quick Commands appear, simply move outside of the circle to make it disappear or hit the "S" key on
your keyboard to make it disappear/appear.
- Part Numbering for Patterned Parts
- Patterning parts typically creates a BOM of a single line item with multiple instances. In some cases, you may want to call out the
parts individually, which is now possible with the new setting for automatically generating numbering for patterns. This setting can be found on the
TriBall Pattern capabilities.
- Specification for Front View Orientation
- To streamline the drawing view projection process, users can now select and define the front view direction on parts versus using
IronCAD's default determination. This is useful for setting up proper view orientations in your drawings without worrying about the orientation of
the part in the scene. This setting can be found in the right-click menu on a part labeled "Front View Definition."
- TriBall Create Multiple Instances at Centerpoint Support
- Using the "Create Multiple Instances" with the TriBall, new options are available to "Copy/Link to Point/Center Point." During this
command, use the standard "Shift key-Click" on arcs/circles to snap to the center at multiple locations in one command.
- Parameter Table Formula Input Control
- In the parameter table, a new control has been added to help input formulas. For example: Adding an "If/else" statement allows the
input of values so the control will format the statement automatically in the expressions.
- Improved Installation Process
- Further improvements from 2017 PU1 SP1 have been made to simplify the installation process and to make it clear to new users.
- License Manager Support for USB Activations
- Better process for updating an existing dongle for the new version licenses.
- Improved Navigation in Tools/Options
- The Tools/Options dialog has been improved to support better navigation within the dialog and to support more options.
- CAD Software for All
- IronCAD Inovate is cost-effective 3D CAD software that bridges the gap between today's viewer technology and a full-blown CAD seat. Enabling true upstream
and downstream design collaboration, INOVATE allows users across an organization to create, modify, and share design concepts in 3D, ensuring that
all stakeholders are fully involved before taking the next step toward production.
- True Collaborative Conceptualization
- Featuring a radical drag-and-drop 3D environment, IronCAD Inovate delivers unmatched ease-of-use to speed up conceptual design and involve more stakeholders
in the process. INOVATE also imports standard file formats — such as ACIS, Parasolid, IGES and STEP — and
exports to those same file types so that stakeholders using other 3D CAD software can fully participate in workflows involving INOVATE. Use INOVATE
TRANSLATOR to even import Native file formats to extend your capabilities.
- Communication Across the Enterprise
- IronCAD Inovate makes 3D models and engineering project data available to marketing, sales, and training teams so they can work together and communicate
more effectively. Use INOVATE 3D CAD software to create 3D concepts and animations and then import those into marketing, sales, and training
materials, extending the use of 3D models and data beyond just the engineering department.