CAD Import Wizard
Computer Aided Design, CAD, is used by numerous companies around the world as a means to describe systems, buildings and other engineering designs in the highest possible detail. To test and validate these designs; simulation is used in many cases. When designs have to be simulated, a CAD drawing is usually used as a visual reference for the simulation developer. The digital information of these CAD drawings is lost or has to be converted manually into the simulation model. A very time consuming exercise with a high risk of inaccuracies. The ED CAD Import Wizard is an add-on for ED. The ED CAD Import Wizard helps simulation developers to convert information from CAD drawings automatically into simulation models in a fast and highly customizable manner. The ED CAD Import Wizard allows you to create simulation models and spreadsheets automatically, fills databases and generates reports from information of CAD drawings.
Save dramatically on modeling-time and be more accurate by converting CAD information into simulation models in only one step
Companies who have explored the potential of Computer Aided Design reuse as much CAD material, or CAD blocks, as possible in all their CAD drawings, so all there CAD drawings are uniform in measurement and visualization. These reusable CAD blocks only have to be converted once. After that the ED CAD Import Wizard takes over and you will never have to manually create simulation models with known CAD material in it again. The more you reuse the more you benefit. Next to geometry information the ED CAD Import Wizard also has the ability to use additional CAD drawing information. For example, a company may equip all their CAD blocks with an additional serial number and the costs for that specific piece of equipment. The ED CAD Import Wizard may use this information to create a simulation model and a spreadsheet with all costs of each machine and its serial number.