KOMPAS-3D V15.1 is a professional computer-aided design system for mechanical engineers with powerful functions for the 3D and 2D design process, along with a user- friendly interface, easy to learn features, and flexible collaboration with third-party software.
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 features more than 100 enhancements that give customers the ability to increase their productivity through faster operations, improved usability and simplified product development – with fewer errors throughout the design-to-product process.
New in this version
Locating components into models
Modeless model sections
Layer groups in 3D
Model orientation control
2D/3D PDF export
Locating Components in Models
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 provides users with two new ways to place components in models:
By coordinates — components can be set in the model by indicating the position and the orientation of its coordinate system with respect to the model's coordinate system
By mates — components can be positioned in models through mates
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 offers a new way to select objects quickly based on their position relative to zones. A zone is a specified volume in the model space, which reduces the time to search large, complex models. Users can select components that are either inside a zone, outside of it, or that intersect a zone.
Modeless Model Sections
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now displays model sections without user needing to undertake sectioning or slicing operations.
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 improves the fillet operation so that users can terminate fillets at arbitrary points along the edge being filleted.
Layer Groups in 3D
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now lets users create groups of layers, as well as groups of layer filters in 3D space.
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now lets users specify thread standards during construction, along with standard parameters such as the nominal diameter and step. The list of thread standards for creating conventional thread designs and rounds hole is expanded.
A new feature changes the actual dimensions of the pin or hole to meet the thread standard specified. Another new feature allows users to copy parameters from the master thread to the current cosmetic (conditional) threads.
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now places linear dimensions of circle diameter, as well as place dimensions symmetrical on the centerline.
Model Orientation Control
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 replaces the coordinate system icon (found in the bottom left corner of the model window) with a new model orientation control.
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 displays icons for indicating modes in the model window. Icons that indicate the current mode — such as sketch, context model editing, editing settings — are displayed in the top right corner of the window, while the demo mode icon is shown in the bottom right corner of the window.
2D/3D PDF file format export
KOMPAS-3D V15 now exports 3D models and 2D drawings in PDF format.
Support for 64-bit operating systems
Improved 3D solid and surface modeling
Faster view generations
Better import and export
Support for 64-bit Operating Systems
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now supports 64-bit hardware and operating systems. This means that KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now accesses as much RAM as is in the computers of users. The larger memory means that they can load and work with larger and more complicated assemblies.
Improvements to 3D Solid and Surface Modeling
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 has the new ability to arbitrarily edit the shapes of faces on bodies and surfaces. After users execute the new Spline Form command, the selected face transforms into a spline surface, and KOMPAS-3D V15.1 switches to a special operation mode automatically.
Faster View Generation
If the computers of users employ multi-core processors with 8GB or more RAM, then creating and rebuilding associative views runs faster due to the addition of parallel processing. The Parameters dialog box lets users select the CPU processing method.
The Special Print command is useful for printers that support multiple page sizes. For instance, users can now send a multi-page document containing pages of different sizes to a virtual XPS printer. The result is a single XPS file with the size of each page fitting the paper size of the output document.
Better Import and Export
To improve handling of translated models, KOMPAS-3D V15.1 now has an option to import arcs and polylines from STEP files, as well as to export these objects back to STEP files. To more easily translate models, users can now use the same parameters for importing models from STEP as for exporting them to the same format.
Support & Maintenance
KOMPAS-3D V15.1 includes 1 year maintenance and upgrades directly from ASCON.