Traceability of all design changes of CAD models
xCompare compares geometric information such as size, surface area and center of gravity. For metadata, the program checks for example color properties, layers, point and line types and referenced features. By verifying the model structure, xCompare considers elements, attributes and parameters.
Supports CATIA V5, JT and SMG
xCompare V5 / V5 supports CATPart, CATProduct, CATDrawing and Cgr. By using xCompare V5 / JT, a CATIA V5 model is compared with its converted JT model. xCompare V5 / SMG ensures the conversion process from CATIA V5 to the CATIA Composer format SMG.
Support of 3D Master process and Long-Term Data Archival
The feature-based comparison detects all design changes including FT&A elements (Functional Tolerancing & Annotation), that play an important role in a drawless process. During the validation of a data conversion, xCompare guarantees that unacceptable differences are not moved into downstream processes and data archival.
Full integration in CATIA or LiteBox3D
All xCompare V5 products are fully integrated with CATIA V5. Thus the V5 models can be read directly using the CATIA CAA interface without model translation. The SMG- and JT-data to be compared are also read with CAA or TECHNIA’s own APIs based on the ISO standard 14306:2012. The JT / JT comparison is integrated into the TECHNIA JT viewer LiteBox3D.
Model comparison using the original data without any conversion
The advantage of applying xCompare is that the original data are directly validated without any prior conversion to a different data format. Consequently, an ensured and reliable verification is guaranteed.
Interactive and Batch comparison
The model conversion can be performed interactively in CATIA or in LiteBox3D. In the case of a process integration, the execution can be carried out in batch mode.
Detailed and flexible reports
The user receives a detailed XML report of all changes including graphical illustrations. Furthermore, those reports are adaptable to various style sheets.