Elysium to Release “InfiPoints,” Software to handle 3D point cloud data

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HAMAMATSU, Japan, April 16, 2013—Elysium Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of design data exchange software, kicks off preliminary sales activity for its latest technology, “InfiPoints,” a powerful tool that combines the handling of point cloud data and CAD geometry in one interface. The tool allows viewing and editing of massive point cloud data unlimited in size. It provides the ability to connect laser scanned point cloud data and digital 3D or 2D CAD data seamlessly, which enables users to plan layouts or plumbing with maximum efficiency.

With laser scanners becoming more compact and affordable, efforts to replicate environments in 3D digital data have increased. However, working with the scanned data is burdensome as tools fulfilling this need to handle such large data did not exist in the past. Furthermore, one is expected to learn several types of software for various areas of their process to planning the equipment layout in a factory, ship, or whatever the case may be.

With the advanced technology Elysium has accumulated over its nearly 30-year history, Elysium was able to tap into this industry of handling point cloud data and resolve these issues with its newest product, InfiPoints. InfiPoints was developed to maximize efficiency of plant planning by technology that allows the user to work with the newly planned equipment (CAD models) within the current layout displayed by a point cloud of several billion points.

Some innovative companies in various fields, including vessel and equipment maintenance, civil engineering, architecture, and automobile manufacturing, are already using InfiPoints. They have expressed their appreciation for the increased ability to satisfy customers by delivering faster and with greater detail. Additionally, time to preprocess data is significantly reduced.

One successful example comes from the shipbuilding industry regarding the global agreement (*1) that obligates vessel companies to equip vessels with the ballast (*2) water management system. Lead time has been dramatically shortened with InfiPoints as it preprocesses data from laser scanning automatically.

InfiPoints will be released worldwide as the demand for its technology is growing globally. Elysium will introduce InfiPoints at the 3D Documentation Conference held by FARO in Singapore on Thursday, 25th and Friday, 26th April.

InfiPoints was developed by Elysium in cooperation with its customers. The first version will include functions to automate preprocessing data, edit point cloud data, check for interferences of imported CAD models and existing point cloud data, and drawing capabilities.

(*1)  International Convention for the control and management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

(*2)  Ballast is material that is used to provide stability to a vehicle or structure. Ballast, other than cargo, may be placed in a vehicle, often a ship or the gondola of a balloon or airship, to provide stability. A compartment within a boat, ship, submarine, or other floating structure that holds water is called a ballast tank. In a vessel that travels on the water, the ballast will remain below the water level, to counteract the effects of weight above the water level. The ballast may be redistributed in the vessel or disposed of altogether to change its effects on the movement of the vessel.

Elysium and Dassault Systèmes officially complete contract for CATIA V6 translation

HAMAMATSU, Japan, 2 April, 2013—Elysium Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of design data exchange software, today announced the conclusion of a development partner contract for CATIA V6 with Dassault Systèmes.

Elysium enters into contract with all major CAD vendors to handle various CAD data. To support translation with CATIA V6, the agreement between Elysium and Dassault Systèmes has officially concluded. (*) Per this agreement, Elysium becomes one of very few partners that can develop CATIA V6-related products under official approval of Dassault Systèmes.

By adding support for CATIA V6 to Elysium translation products under the technical cooperative framework of Dassault Systèmes, Elysium is able to provide high quality 3D data translation with the quick ability to support new versions as released.

(*)Formal contract name: DS V6 APS COMMUNITY PARTNER AGREEMENT

All CATIA V6 data is stored in Dassault Systèmes’ PDM (Product Data Management) system “ENOVIA”, which means access to ENOVIA is a prerequisite to handling the V6 data within. Direct translation of CATIA V6 data stored in ENOVIA is realized to be possible by using “XCAD” –a conversion platform of CATIA V6. Elysium is one of only two translation vendors in the world to complete an agreement with Dassault Systems with license to develop a 3D data translator by utilizing “XCAD”.

For a robust CATIA V6 translation, Elysium uses “XCAD” to convert various elements of CATIA V6 while utilizing its current technical know-how that has been achieved with experience and history of translation with CATIA V4 and V5. Elysium plans to begin selling CATIA V6-related translation products in June of 2013.

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Elysium to release upgraded CADdoctor for NX

HAMAMATSU, Japan, February 26, 2013—Elysium Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of design data exchange software, is pleased to announce CADdoctor for NX 2.0, an upgraded version for the sophisticated Product Data Quality (PDQ *1) validation and repair tool integrated into NX.

CADdoctor for NX has gained 11 new check items from the PDQ guideline provided by SASIG (*2) and JAMA/JAPIA (*3), making the total checking criteria to 26 items. The product allows each manufacturer to provide their unique standard for data quality as well as Nissan’s standard. It also promotes users to reduce hours of manually repairing NX data for post-process as well as practical uses throughout the entire manufacturing process from design to production.

Nowadays more and more opportunities are arising in the manufacturing industry to exchange 3D data among different departments or co-operating companies, which means high-quality data is getting more and more indispensable to avoid data problems, particularly between 2 different kinds of CAD software.

It is also becoming a mainstream to use “Direct Modeling” as the method to edit the CAD data without feature histories. This is obvious from the fact that many CAD vendors, including Siemens PLM Software Inc., are putting an emphasis on the enhancement on the developments and improvements of Direct Modeling functionality. To make the best use of this function, it is very important to have high-quality data as it often happens that it is impossible to use this method when working with low quality data. CADdoctor for NX prevents users from struggling with low-quality data and equips them to work efficiently in such situations.

Data repairing capabilities have been dramatically improved in CADdoctor for NX 2.0 from Version 1.0. The product has become more functional in general for various use cases with 11 newly-added check items from the PDQ guideline provided by SASIG / JAMA, enabling each company to utilize with their own unique PDQ validation criteria. Elysium is also providing consultations on the right items and the threshold for each customer.

Elysium guarantees user-friendly solutions to efficiently utilize 3D data.

  (*1) PDQ (Product Data Quality) : The quality of the product data created in 3D CAD software

(*2) SASIG (Strategic Automotive product data Standards Industry Group) : http://www.sasig.com/site

(*3) JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association) : http://www.jama-english.jp/

JAPIA (Japan Auto Parts Industries Association) : http://www.japia.or.jp/english/