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Solidface Professional 2D/3D CAD
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Description
Release date: Released End 2013
SolidFace is a 2D/3D parametric historic constructive CAD modeler. In addition to 3D modeling, it allows project creation entirely in 2D, such as mechanical parts, civilian plants, layouts, etc. Solidface is a sum of Parasolid ® Siemens 3D modeler core and 15 years of UniCAD 2D/3D development resulting in a product with powerful capabilities of detailing, solid modeling, assembly and parameterization.

Part Module

Unlike conventional systems, the SolidFace sketches, created as a reference for the modeling features, can be edited in a very simple and interactive way. This is an in-house developed module and fully integrated with the 3D module.
SolidFace allows multiple bodies creation. It is a powerful tool that helps in the development of dependent parts from a single part file.
The parameterization allows not only an easy model editing, but also parts family creation which is an important issue in automating creation of variant models with the same constructive basis, such as fasteners, automotive, hydraulic and civil components. From a parametric part you can automatically generates dozens of others parts through parameters association, such as thickness, length, number and diameter of holes, color, material, information, text, etc.

Assembly Module

Easy, accurate and effective, this module enables you to build assemblies using modeled parts and sub-assemblies. The automatic link between the modules facilitates the manipulation of assembly parts, thus any editing on a part or assembly, results in an automatic change in the assembly that references this component.
You can build assemblies by inserting components created outside the assembly document, this is known as bottom-up assembling. Or if you need to construct a component that needs dimension references of some assembly components, you can create it, within the Assembly module. This operation is called in-context or top-down part creation.
To further facilitate the assembly process, the part elements can be enabled or disabled at any time without interfering of the process of inserting (bottom-up) or creating (top-down) new components.

2D/3D Drawing Module

Besides the 2D Draft capabilities explained in the Drawing product you can also insert Parts and Assemblies into the Drawing module in order to generate automatic orthographic, sections and details views. These views and dimensional annotations are created according to DIN and ANSI norms, personalized by the designer. The 3D models views can be displayed in several model styles. The sections or details views are automatically created and aligned with the base view.
Another advantage of the automatic link between the modules is the ability to copy and paste 2D geometric entities to the 3D Sketch module in order to use it as reference geometry to 3D features operations, like extrude, revolve, etc.

Explosion View

With the Exploded View sub-module you can generate exploded views of the project. This allows the components (parts and sub-assemblies) to be visualized with defined displacements. The exploded view can be enabled or disabled at any time of the project creation.

Parameterization

Unlike conventional systems where you need to set complex restrictions on dimensions for each parametric geometric element, SolidFace create automatic embedded geometry or features when defining its values or variable parameters.
Parametric editing is done directly in geometric features and not in dimensions. This approach enables a much easier creation of part families and movement simulation.
For instance, to assign parameterization to a hole, in a geometric element, simply create a variable and assign it to its diameter. In other words, you define a variable direct for the diameter geometry parameter instead of a dimension variable linked to this diameter. This geometric variable can be modified with a click in the variables list, assigned to an Excel sheet, through a logical condition or by an automatic association with other entity. This leads to a much easier parametric editing.

Movement Simulation

One of the many capabilities of logical conditions is to enable the system to detect the collision of components assembly. The collision or the simulation process can be aborted and analyzed at any time. This makes possible not just a simple mechanism video demonstration, but also a real-time movement simulation.
The parameterization capability is one of the greatest advantages of SolidFace and it is present in all design steps. Motion Simulation is no different; the simulation is updated simultaneously with the movement. Another important capability is the simulation of 2D mechanisms, which can be performed either in 2D drawing or in 3D Sketch module.

Product Specification

- Part module;
- Sketch/3P sub-module;
- Assembly module;
- Exploded View sub-module;
- 2D/3D Drawing module.
- Communication with other applications through the Windows ® clipboard (Clipboard);
- Communication with other CAD software via standard X_T, X_B ,DWG,DXF,BMP,etc;
- 3D history construction tree and direct command editing;
- Associative dimensioning to the geometry and fully adapted to a number of standards;
- Geometric operations and editing through direct entity selection or feature tree selection;
- Parametric and associative geometric construction references, such as midpoint, center of arcs and circles, endpoint, etc.;
- Creation of complex geometries such as cams, gears etc.;
- 3D features construction such as Extrude, Revolve, Loft, Sweep, etc.;
- 3D family of parts creation using CSV or TXT table files;
- Configurable toolbars;
- Possibility of managing multiple projects simultaneously (multiple instances);
- The graphics screen can be split up to 16 view windows, allowing the visualization of several project details;
- Print Preview;
- 3d Printing compatibility
- Direct Modeling – Click here to watch the video
- Local and global variables;
- Definition of parametric variables via commands, questions, or variable tables;
- Logical conditions If-Then-Else;
- Parametric generation of Bill of Materials with associative link with Excel © and Access ©.

Sstem Requirements

- Support Windows ® operating systems;
- 32/64bit Processor (x86/x64);
- 2 GB of RAM;
- 2 GB of available disk space;
- 256MB Off-board graphics card or higher;
- 1024×768 minimum resolution;


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southpawami Aug 19 @ 6:26pm 
@RafaSolid Do you know how long the delay will be from release? I changed up to Win 2012 R2 Essentials, and I'm certainly curious how this will run.
RafaSolid  [author] Jul 17 @ 11:07am 
@winkbell thank you for your interest.
Winkbell Jul 17 @ 9:45am 
@Rafasolid Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. How thoughtful of you! I really appreciate that.
RafaSolid  [author] Jul 17 @ 9:37am 
@Winkbell we hope to release it on 7/30 . But at max 8/15.
Winkbell Jul 17 @ 9:12am 
what day it release on steam. i'll use it to my work.
RafaSolid  [author] Jul 17 @ 9:05am 
Hello,
@Winkbell We are still thinking about pricing. However, for sure it will cost way less than any other option. @tuetsab369 we think different from the other solutions, our license is lifetime and upgrade is optional. Yes, it will be easy to use, learn and teach and we will have experts to help you!
tuetsab369 Jul 15 @ 3:21pm 
What is the pricing is going be? And if there is a update will you ban the use of the old one like solidwork? (hopefully you don't) Will it be easy to use and teach?
kNf- d gejm kerijer Jun 25 @ 4:49am 
Jeli kako se vote?
Winkbell Jun 6 @ 7:36pm 
How much is it? ^-^
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