We live in a multi-CAD world, that’s why we built SpinFire Ultimate. SpinFire Ultimate utilizes industry leading importer libraries to work seamlessly with other CAD software systems.
Customers using SpinFire Ultimate side-by-side with other CAD systems can do so in the following ways:
Use SpinFire for project members who are reviewing and contributing to development but not necessarily authoring CAD, and use other CAD authoring system to create CAD parts.
Use SpinFire for combining parts or subassemblies of a larger project designed within other CAD systems.
Use SpinFire to collaborate with customers/suppliers on a project designed within another CAD system.
Use SpinFire to manage projects that include native CAD data from your other CAD system.
Let’s take a look at each scenario:
USING SPINFIRE FOR PROJECT MEMEBERS WHO DO NOT AUTHOR CAD PARTS
Some of your projects may require additional information workers or wider departments having access to CAD data. Traditionally to solve for this need many IT managers have simply purchased additional licenses of their company’s expensive CAD authoring application of choice. However, if the user is not regularly using the application for its intended purpose (i.e. creating parts and geometry) then you’ll not effectively gain a return on this investment. For these periodic or casual users, you can enjoy the availability, accessibility, and affordability that SpinFire offers while using your existing system alongside it. With SpinFire, you get a full suite of professional CAD tools for viewing, investigating, measure and mark-up providing data compatibility with most major 3D CAD software systems.
USE SPINFIRE FOR COMBINING PARTS OR SUBASSEMBLIES OF A LARGER PROJECT DESIGNED WITHIN OTHER CAD SYSTEMS
You can import and export data to and from SpinFire, as well as save files in vendor-neutral formats. That means you can assemble parts or subassemblies in SpinFire, and carry them wherever you need them to be. SpinFire can work side-by-side other CAD systems. SpinFire compliments projects built using multiple CAD systems. Enjoy seamless file exchange with suppliers and vendors using a neutral file format. Collaborate with anyone in your wider project team.
COLLABORATING WITH CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS ON OTHER CAD SYSTEMS
SpinFire is an ideal way to reach out to your customers, suppliers, and collaborators for brainstorming sessions and design reviews – regardless of the CAD system they use. Full, fluid compatibility with most major CAD systems means SpinFire is a perfect platform for collaboration with your extended project team. With SpinFire you can bring together design elements from multiple CAD systems. Invite and share designs with anyone.
MANAGING PROJECTS WITH NATIVE CAD DATA FROM OTHER SYSTEMS
SpinFire Ultimate can maintain the underlying B-rep information and true maths of the geometry without the expense of the native CAD application. For projects already in progress, using SpinFire alongside your existing CAD system yields huge benefits. Its ability to accelerate collaboration, and work with popular CAD file types will increase your team’s efficiency and give you the flexibility to access your design data and gain insight.
SpinFire also empowers you to economically scale up your team. You can increase user access to CAD data while lowering your costs, by optimising the ratio of CAD Viewers to CAD authoring applications across your organisation. Furthermore, if your team has multiple CAD users time-sharing seats of traditional CAD, you can finally stop playing musical chairs. Your design team can use SpinFire and your current CAD system in parallel – meaning you’ll be spending less time waiting and more time designing awesome products!
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