Inspiration for this post:
CCE has released the newest version of EnSuite 2013 featuring enhancement to their support of both SolidWorks and CATIA…
- Full support of SolidWorks 2013.
- CATIA V5 assemblies that include Catshape components can now be processed.
This suite of Viewers and Translators touts an array of features that can fill out your CAD management needs…
| CAD File support
|| EnSuite Features
- CATIA V4, V5, V6
- Solid Edge
- 3D PDF
- View/Translate CAD Files without their native CAD system
- Assemble and compare CAD files of different formats
- Measure and analyze geometry
- Check interference between parts
- Create Bill of Materials
What Intrigued Me
Frankly, a product like EnSuite awakens my inner-most CAD Manager persona. I can actually feel my heart rate actually increase as I think about it. … Yeah. Really. (I know. I’m weird)
The fact is, often times engineering organizations don’t accurately consider the time wasted outside the direct context of production. If a task they categorize as either direct engineering or design related, it is often delegated to non-production staff and considered overhead. File translation is often one of those tasks, and is assigned to a CAD Manager or IT person.
As more and more of these organizations grow both their multi-CAD commitments, while their software licensing budgets tighten, it’s tools like EnSuite that provide a way to address both issues. Specifically, EnSuite can be an effective tool for an organization that doesn’t use SolidWorks, yet encounter their files in their workflows on occasion.
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