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  • Automotive And...

    Steering.pngFrom major automotive part manufacturers and their vendors to small automotive customization shops, IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions help engineers communicate effortlessly with large automotive manufacturers using its vast array of translators. This flexibility makes engineers more productive when designing the parts and tooling pieces necessary for commercial success. 

    IRONCAD’s ease-of-use is already changing the automtotive and transportation industry as leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers use IRONCAD to create everything from motor homes to hot rods. By adopting IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions, opportunities become limitless as processes become more streamlined and efficiency increases. 

     

    Information Exchange

    With IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions, automotive and transportation engineers communicate more freely. Dual ACIS and Parasolid kernels allow import and export of common file formats like Catia® V4 and V5; Pro/Engineer®;  Unigraphics®; Solidworks®; Inventor®; Unigraphics®, IGES and STEP. 

    Motorcycle.pngUse IRONCAD to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and refine automotive projects. Share work between designers in the office or customers in the field regardless of what CAD program they use. IRONCAD can edit almost any file format. Make changes to imported files without re-creating geometry by using direct face modeling or adding new intelligent 3D parts with IRONCAD catalogs – a perfect fit for automotive suppliers who work around other engineer’s designs. 

    IRONCAD can even publish information online thanks to 3D PDF export and the ability to embed models in web sites using standard web based 3D formats. And with the press of a single mouse click you can package up your design in a light graphics format for distribution via email to anyone you wish and the recipient can view the model in full 3D on their computer (Internet Explorer required).

     

    Design

    We live in a 3D world, but most 3D systems out there make you start in 2D. Mainstream 3D CAD applications make you begin with a 2D sketch which has to be constrained and is then extruded, spun, lofted etc to create your design. These features need constant management to avoid your design from breaking later on. IRONCAD is different, in IRONCAD shapes are unique and intelligent. To begin a design in IRONCAD simply start by dragging and dropping features, parts and assemblies from standard catalogs or use advanced tool wizards to create standard parts, like bolts and gears.  Just drag-and-drop elements from IRONCAD’s elaborate catalog system and watch automotive pieces take shape without sketching a single line (of course traditional 2D sketching for extruded, spun, swept and lofted shapes is available).With IRONCAD, you spend your time designing and not managing data, no longer do you need to worry about rebuild errors and broken relationships. 

    Unlike other 3D CAD systems, you have a choice in IRONCAD to work in a more traditional approach to design by working with intelligent features such as extrudes, spins, sweeps, lofts, and surfaces, or work by direct manipulation of part and feature geometry, or even a combination of both! It’s what we call Hybrid modeling and IRONCAD has had this technology since the product launched in 1998. The power of the system means IRONCAD does not constrain you by limiting your design changes to only those that are anticipated. Hybrid modeling allows dynamic, unanticipated changes to be made easily; just open the file in IRONCAD and make the changes that are required to get your product to market. It’s that simple. This flexibility is crucial in automotive manufacturing, where designs change drastically from one revision to another. Even make design changes with customers in real time to fulfill their automotive needs.

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    If you do work with features, IRONCAD makes design easy. IRONCAD’s intelligent parts and features enable geometry to mate and align automatically, history is automatically reordered to reflect your intent, and even allows entire assemblies to be resized without changing individual shapes. If you need to move a hole or boss to another area of your design simply click and drag. It will apply itself to the new location regardless of how the part was built and without breaking other areas of the design. 

    Changing the size of an item is as simple as pulling on a 3D handle on the design. Need to make that hole bigger, pull on a handle, need to change the bend radius of that sheet metal part, pull a handle! IRONCAD puts the controls directly on the model so you can change your design dynamically in 3D instead of having to edit a sketch.


    Engineers even control how IRONCAD organizes their data. Choose between externally linked files or IRONCAD’s single-scene design environment, which stores projects in a single file and makes sharing designs easy. IRONCAD’s single scene design environment makes data management a thing of the past. No longer does a 4000 part assembly have to be represented by 4000-5000 files on your hard drive or server. In IRONCAD you have everything in one file, spread amongst five files, ten, it’s your choice. IRONCAD’s freedom to choose how you work changes the way engineers design for the better.

     

    Simulation

    Simulate designs virtually before clients ever see them with IRONCAD’s real-world mechanical testing. Digital simulations replace costly physical mockups. By applying mechanical constraints during design, engineers in the automotive industry create real-world simulations to test part viability. 

    IRONCAD supports testing in one of four constraint-solving algorithms with fully integrated collision detection in mechanical simulation and regular design modes. Engineers can also, test design survivability with integrated analysis software like NEi Nastran for IRONCAD package, delivered with a free node-limited fully functional version.

     

    Production

    IRONCAD’s complete 3D and 2D design package will improve the production process. Export files into formats directly compatible with automotive tooling machines or create and dimension 2D views to clearly document designs for production. IRONCAD automatically generates all necessary 2D drawing information including bill of materials from 3D scene files. Because of this, drawings are fully associative to the 3D model. Engineers can also use exploded views and 3D animations for detailed assembly instructions. With IRONCAD, 2D and 3D work together, delivering a final product faster than any other CAD system.

    IRONCAD also supports your rapid prototyping needs with full support for STL import and export. This allows you to test your designs using 3D printers prior to going to production.

     

    Efficiency

    Car.pngBy enhancing information exchange, design processes, prototyping and production, IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions for the automotive and transportation industries will increase productivity, ease working with other automotive manufacturers, and allow engineers to be creative in design. Its design system is easy-to-use and can be learned in days, not months like other CAD systems. Automotive industry designers at types of companies will adapt quickly to IRONCAD’s user-friendly interface, saving money by reducing training expenses and lost design hours. 

    Use IRONCAD to freely exchange ideas and eliminate misunderstandings during development and production. Managers can even build workflow systems around IRONCAD to encompass conceptualization, design and production to increase output. Everything will change with IRONCAD. Three-dimensional conceptualization will clearly state designs, communication will improve, turn-around time will decrease, revisions will be reduced and productivity will increase – making you a more profitable automotive company.

  • Fabrication and Assembly
    Companies in the fabrication and assembly industries are under pressure to deliver quality products in a short time and need responsive CAD software. With the IRONCAD solution, engineers design free from the constraints other CAD packages impose, increasing productivity and reducing turn-around time.  

    Build models from client specifications in IRONCAD’s intuitive 3D interface. Then, communicate designs back to the client and confirm specifications match their needs.  IRONCAD is the perfect solution for the fabrication environment as it’s flexibility allows you to meet each customers unique needs. In fabrication almost every job is different, either an all new design or major modifications of an existing design. With IRONCAD you know you will meet the demands of your customers and deliver a quality product on time. 

    Experience true freedom in design with IRONCAD, an affordable, multi-purpose solution. It will improve the design process from customer input to engineering to production.

     

    Design

    We live in a 3D world, but most 3D sysems out there make you start in 2D. Mainstream 3D CAD applications make you begin with a 2D sketch which has to be constrained and is then extruded, spun, lofted etc to create your design. These features need constant management to avoid your design from breaking later on. IRONCAD is different, in IRONCAD shapes are unique and intelligent. To begin a design in IRONCAD simply start by dragging and dropping features, parts and assemblies from standard catalogs or use advanced tool wizards to create standard parts, like bolts and gears.  Create your own catalogs of commonly used designs to further speed up the design process. With IRONCAD you spend your time designing and not managing data, no longer do you need to worry about rebuild errors and broken relationships.

    Unlike other 3D CAD systems, you have a choice in IRONCAD to work in a more traditional approach to design by working with intelligent features such as extrudes, spins, sweeps, lofts, and surfaces, or work by direct manipulation of part and feature geometry, or even a combination of both! It’s what we call Hybrid modeling and IRONCAD has had this technology since the product launched in 1998. The power of the system means IRONCAD does not constrain you by limiting your design changes to only those that are anticipated. Hybrid modeling allows dynamic, unanticipated changes to be made easily; just open the file in IRONCAD and make the changes that are required to get your product to market. It’s that simple.
     
    If you do work with features IRONCAD makes design easy. IRONCAD’s intelligent parts and features enable geometry to mate and align automatically, history is automatically reordered to reflect your intent, and even allows entire assemblies to be resized without changing individual shapes. If you need to move a hole or boss to another area of your design simply click and drag. It will apply itself to the new location regardless of how the part was built and without breaking other areas of the design. 
     
    Changing the size of an item is as simple as pulling on a 3D handle on the design. Need to make that hole bigger, pull on a handle, need to change the bend radius of that sheet metal part, pull a handle! IRONCAD puts the controls directly on the model so you can change your design dynamically in 3D instead of having to edit a sketch.
     
    Engineers even control how IRONCAD organizes their data. Choose between externally linked files or IRONCAD’s single-scene design environment, which stores 
    projects in a single file and makes sharing designs easy. IRONCAD’s single scene design environment makes data management a thing of the past. No longer does a 4000 part assembly have to be represented by 4000-5000 files on your hard drive or server. In IRONCAD you have everything in one file, spread amongst five files, ten, it’s your choice. IRONCAD’s freedom to choose how you work changes the way engineers design for the better.
     
    Information Exchange

    IRONCAD changes the way information is shared by allowing design and production departments to work together. Read and write to multiple formats with IRONCAD’s dual ACIS and Parasolid kernels that allow precise, error-free import of common file types like Catia® V4 and V5; Pro/Engineer®; Solidworks®; Inventor®; Unigraphics®, IGES and STEP. 
     
    Use this flexibility to share work between the factory, the design office, or customers in the field regardless of what CAD program they use. IRONCAD can edit almost any file format and once the file is imported, Hybrid modeling technology lets you make changes using feature recognition, direct face modeling or IRONCAD catalogs to add new intelligent parts. 
     
    IRONCAD can even publish information online thanks to 3D PDF export and the ability to embed models in web sites using standard web based 3D formats. And with the press of a single mouse click you can package up your design in a light graphics format for distribution via email to anyone you wish and the recipient can view the model in full 3D on their computer (Internet Explorer required).
     
    Simulation and Testing
    Enhance the design revision process with IRONCAD’s real-world simulations. Use mechanical constraints during design to create mechanical simulations from project geometry in one of four solving modes to test parts in simulated working conditions.  When combined with real time interference checking, mechanical constraints allow engineers to fully test all aspects of  a machine’s design, ensuring no conflicts exist. 
     
    Design survivability can also be tested with FEA software. Integration with analysis tools ensure designs are ready for their environment. 
     
    Production
    Communicating designs accurately to production is challenging. IRONCAD can export files into formats directly compatible with factory tooling machines or annotate 2D views of 3D models to clearly document designs. Necessary information is automatically generated from IRONCAD’s 3D scene files and includes bill of materials. This information is fully associative and updates as models change. 
     
    Exploded views and 3D animations can also be made for detailed assembly instructions. From item bubbles to hole tables, everything engineers need to communicate with production is available through the IRONCAD solution.
     
    IRONCAD also supports your rapid prototyping needs with full support for STL import and export. This allows you to test your designs using 3D printers prior to going to production.
     
    Efficiency
    By enhancing information exchange, design, simulation and production, the IRONCAD solution for fabrication and assembly will increase productivity. Its design system is easy-to-use and can be learned in days, not months like other CAD systems. 
     
    Engineers, designers and customers will all benefit from IRONCAD’s flexibility Use IRONCAD to freely exchange ideas and eliminate misunderstandings during development and production. Engineering and factory managers can even build workflow systems around IRONCAD to encompass conceptualization, design and production. 
    Everything will change with IRONCAD. Engineers will design more efficiently, meet end-user needs, improve communication, shorten turn-around time, reduce revisions, and increase efficiency – making you a more profitable company.

     

     

  • Electrical and...

    High-end electronics is expanding more rapidly than any other industry. Companies large and small are growing beyond their national borders and into a global marketplace filled with new challenges, like communicating across long distances and meeting the needs of international customers.

    IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions help engineers share ideas throughout company design teams. Unlike other CAD systems, IRONCAD is flexible and works well in a multi-CAD environment. Its intuitive interface, ease-of-use and radical approach to 3D design allows team members to increase individual productivity.

     

    Design

    We live in a 3D world, but many engineers working in the electrical and electronics industry still work in 2D. Mainstream 3D CAD applications make you begin with a 2D sketch which has to be constrained and is then extruded, spun, lofted etc to create your design. These features need constant management to avoid your design from breaking later on. IRONCAD is different, in IRONCAD shapes are unique and intelligent. To begin a design in IRONCAD simply start by dragging and dropping features, parts and assemblies from standard catalogs or use advanced tool wizards to create standard parts, like bolts and gears. Create your own catalogs of commonly used electronic components to further speed up the design process. With IRONCAD you spend your time designing and not managing data, no longer do you need to worry about rebuild errors and broken relationships.

    Unlike other 3D CAD systems, you have a choice in IRONCAD to work in a more traditional approach to design by working with intelligent features such as extrudes, spins, sweeps, lofts, and surfaces, or work by direct manipulation of part and feature geometry, or even a combination of both! It’s what we call Hybrid modeling and IRONCAD has had this technology since the product launched in 1998. The power of the system means IRONCAD does not constrain you by limiting your design changes to only those that are anticipated. Hybrid modeling allows dynamic, unanticipated changes to be made easily; just open the file in IRONCAD and make the changes that are required to get your product to market. It’s that simple.


    If you do work with features, IRONCAD makes design easy. IRONCAD’s intelligent parts and features enable geometry to mate and align automatically, history is automatically reordered to reflect your intent, and even allows entire assemblies to be resized without changing individual shapes. If you need to move a hole or boss to another area of your design simply click and drag. It will apply itself to the new location regardless of how the part was built and without breaking other areas of the design.

    Changing the size of an item is as simple as pulling on a 3D handle on the design. Need to make that hole bigger, pull on a handle, need to change the bend radius of that sheet metal part, pull a handle! IRONCAD puts the controls directly on the model so you can change your design dynamically in 3D instead of having to edit a sketch. And when a model is ready, IRONCAD’s advanced surfacing tools let designers create beautiful, ready-to-manufacture enclosures for a complete design solution.

    Engineers even control how IRONCAD organizes their data. Choose between externally linked files or IRONCAD’s single-scene design environment, which stores projects in a single file and makes sharing designs easy. IRONCAD’s single scene design environment makes data management a thing of the past. No longer does a 4000 part assembly have to be represented by 4000-5000 files on your hard drive or server. In IRONCAD you have everything in one file, spread amongst five files, ten, it’s your choice. IRONCAD’s freedom to choose how you work changes the way engineers design for the better.

     

    Information Exchange

    With IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions, designers of high-end electronics can share models between workers in the office or half a world away.

    Dual ACIS and Parasolid kernels allow import and export of common file formats like Catia® V4 and V5; Pro/Engineer®; Unigraphics®; Solidworks®; Inventor®; Unigraphics®, IGES and STEP, giving designers the ability to work in formats their customers can read. Once files are imported, IRONCAD’s Hybrid modeling technology can modify base geometry while catalogs allow designers to add “intelligent” shapes.

    IRONCAD can even publish information online thanks to 3D PDF export and the ability to embed models in web sites using standard web based 3D formats. And with the press of a single mouse click you can package up your design in a light graphics format for distribution via email to anyone you wish and the recipient can view the model in full 3D on their computer (Internet Explorer required). Use IRONCAD to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and refine high-end electronic projects.

     

    Simulation

    Simulate designs virtually before clients ever see them with IRONCAD’s real-world mechanical testing. Digital simulations replace costly physical mockups. By applying mechanical constraints during design, engineers in the high-end electronics industry create real-world simulations to test part viability.

    IRONCAD supports testing in one of four constraint-solving algorithms with fully integrated collision detection in mechanical simulation and regular design modes. Engineers can also, test design survivability with integrated analysis software.

     

    Production

    The complete 3D and 2D design package the IRONCAD solution provides will improve corporate production processes. With IRONCAD, files export into formats directly compatible with high-end tooling machines. Annotated 2D drawing views of 3D models can also be created to clearly document designs. Dimensioned views and bills of material automatically generate from 3D files and update whenever geometry changes.

    Exploded views, 3D animations, DWG/DXF export and others are options engineers can choose from to communicate with production – reducing communication errors and freeing engineers up for other tasks.

    IRONCAD also supports your rapid prototyping needs with full support for STL import and export. This allows you to test your designs using 3D printers prior to going to production.

     

    Efficiency

    By improving how companies exchange information, design, prototype and produce, the IRONCAD solution for high-end electronics will increase productivity. Its design system is easy-to-use and can be learned in days, not months, so turn around time increases right away – making you a more profitable supplier for the electrical and electronics industry.

    Engineers, designers and customers will all benefit from IRONCAD’s flexibility Use IRONCAD to freely exchange ideas and eliminate misunderstandings during development and production. Everything will change with IRONCAD. Engineers will design more efficiently, meet end-user needs, improve communication, shorten turn-around time, reduce revisions, and increase efficiency – making you a more profitable company.

     

  • Aerospace and Defence

    Aircraft interiorMore than 25,000 aircraft will be produced in the next 20 years by companies like Boeing and Airbus. As these companies outsource more work, aerospace and defense industry suppliers stand to increase revenue by adapting to work better with these companies. IronCAD 3D Design Solutions offer engineers in aerospace and defense flexibility, ease-of-use and speed – perfect for suppliers, toolmakers and high-tech aircraft component designers looking to collaborate with larger companies in the industry.

    With IronCAD, you have cost effective solutions that can communicate with all other 3D systems on the market today. By bringing IronCAD into your organization, you as a supplier to Aerospace and Defence companies will see faster more efficient design and higher profits. In today's tough economies that is a solution we can all use.

     

    Design


    We live in a 3D world, but most 3D systems out there make you start in 2D. Mainstream 3D CAD applications make you begin with a 2D sketch which has to be constrained and is then extruded, spun, lofted etc to create your design. These features need constant management to avoid your design from breaking later on. IRONCAD is different, in IRONCAD shapes are unique and intelligent. To begin a design in IRONCAD simply start by dragging and dropping features, parts and assemblies from standard catalogs or use advanced tool wizards to create standard parts, like bolts and gears. Create your own catalogs of commonly used designs to further speed up the design process. With IRONCAD you spend your time designing and not managing data, no longer do you need to worry about rebuild errors and broken relationships.

    Unlike other 3D CAD systems, you have a choice in IRONCAD to work in a more traditional approach to design by working with intelligent features such as extrudes, spins, sweeps, lofts, and surfaces, or work by direct manipulation of part and feature geometry, or even a combination of both! It’s what we call Hybrid modeling and IRONCAD has had this technology since the product launched in 1998. The power of the system means IRONCAD does not constrain you by limiting your design changes to only those that are anticipated. Hybrid modeling allows dynamic, unanticipated changes to be made easily; just open the file in IRONCAD and make the changes that are required to get your product to market. It’s that simple.

    If you do work with features, IRONCAD makes design easy. IRONCAD’s intelligent parts and features enable geometry to mate and align automatically, history is automatically reordered to reflect your intent, and even allows entire assemblies to be resized without changing individual shapes. If you need to move a hole or boss to another area of your design simply click and drag. It will apply itself to the new location regardless of how the part was built and without breaking other areas of the design.

    Changing the size of an item is as simple as pulling on a 3D handle on the design. Need to make that hole bigger, pull on a handle, need to change the bend radius of that sheet metal part, pull a handle! IRONCAD puts the controls directly on the model so you can change your design dynamically in 3D instead of having to edit a sketch.


    Engineers even control how IRONCAD organizes their data. Choose between externally linked files or IRONCAD’s single-scene design environment, which stores projects in a single file and makes sharing designs easy. IRONCAD’s single scene design environment makes data management a thing of the past. No longer does a 4000 part assembly have to be represented by 4000-5000 files on your hard drive or server. In IRONCAD you have everything in one file, spread amongst five files, ten, it’s your choice. IRONCAD’s freedom to choose how you work changes the way engineers design for the better.

     

    Simulation

    Simulate designs virtually before clients ever see them with IRONCAD’s real-world mechanical testing. By applying mechanical constraints during design, engineers can simulate mechanical operations using four different solving methods with fully integrated collision detection in mechanical simulation and regular design modes. This allows designers to easily watch for part interference and similar conflicts.

    Integration with analysis tools adds aerodynamics, part durability and other testing options to ensure designs are ready for their working environment. IRONCAD will change how designs are tested and its ease-of-use will solve many challenges for engineers working in the aerospace and defense industries.

     

    Production

    IRONCAD’s complete 3D and 2D design package will change your production process. With it, engineers can export files into formats directly compatible with tooling machines used within the industry. Fully associative 2D views of 3D models can also be dimensioned to clearly document designs.

    Exploded views and 3D animations provide additional clarity for production departments to help detail instructions for clients. IRONCAD automatically generates all necessary information from 3D scene files and two-dimensional views based from 3D geometry automatically update as models change.
     
    IRONCAD also supports your rapid prototyping needs with full support for STL import and export. This allows you to test your designs using 3D printers prior to going to production.
     
    Information Exchange
    Imagine importing parts and assemblies from aerospace companies and other suppliers then referencing their components while creating your design. IronCAD 3D Design Solutions simplifies communication with the standardized CAD packages aerospace and defense companies use.
     
    Dual ACIS and Parasolid kernels allow engineers to import and export in common and native file formats (like Catia® V4 and V5; Pro/Engineer®; Unigraphics®, SolidWorks®; Inventor®; IGES and STEP). Once imported, IRONCAD can edit existing geometry with feature recognition and direct face modeling. These time-saving features, allow engineers to more time designing and less time understanding how models were built.
     
    IRONCAD can even publish information online thanks to 3D PDF export and the ability to embed models in web sites using standard web based 3D formats. And with the press of a single mouse click you can package up your design in a light graphics format for distribution via email to anyone you wish and the recipient can view the model in full 3D on their computer (Internet Explorer required).
    Efficiency
    By enhancing information exchange, design process, simulation and production, IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions for engineers in the aerospace and defense industries will increase productivity. IRONCAD’s design system is easy-to-use and can be learned in weeks, not months like other CAD systems.
     
    Use IRONCAD to freely exchange ideas and eliminate misunderstandings during development and production. Everything will change with IronCAD’s 3D Design Solutions. Communication will improve, turn-around time will be shorter, revisions will be reduced and productivity will increase – making your company more profitable.