e-Book from CIMdata Assesses 3D Framework


Read an evaluation of our 3D modeling kernel from the global leader in PLM consulting

Making new applications possible

We are excited to make the e-Book from CIMdata available to software and application development teams. Since we first made our 3D Framework available in 2018 our goal has been to support the development of new and innovative tools for the 3D engineering space.

Maximum Compatibility

As the e-Book discusses, the Kubotek Kosmos 3D Framework has numerous features that make it compatible for applications on almost any platform, with models of virtually any scale.

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Excerpt from the e-Book

Data exchange across the supply chain

As previously noted, new application developers must interface with many varied modeling, analysis, and manufacturing tools. The Kubotek Kosmos framework provides a fundamental interoperability data architecture that minimizes translation by preserving complex geometry structures native to each engineering database that it can import. An innovative variable precision system provides a simple, consistent solution to the problem of data imported from different proprietary CAD databases which use different modeling precision.

The Kubotek Kosmos translation components can import standard STEP, IGES, and VDA files; neutral ACIS SAT; Parasolid X_T; JT; and STL files; and proprietary files from Dassault CATIA and SolidWorks, Siemens NX and Solid Edge, PTC Creo and Pro/E, and Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. On the export side, the solution can output geometry in the IGES, STEP, STL, ACIS, Parasolid, SolidWorks, CATIA V5, and Siemens NX formats.


About CIMdata (from their website)

CIMdata is the leading independent global strategic management consulting and research authority focused exclusively on PLM and the digital transformation it enables.

Flexible licensing

We have developed our 3D Framework so that developers can license the specific modules they need.

Kosmos Core Modeler

The KCM module provides a complete, universal 3D engineering database for storage and evaluation of data from any source.

Modeling Components

The boundary representation modeler supports building and editing of precise geometric models.

Translation Components

Tools for developers who require translation of models to and from any major standard or native MCAD file format.

Graphics Module

The OpenGL-based component provides fast, platform-independent scene display, shading, and custom line patterns. 

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