CAD compatibility

MODUS is designed to take full advantage of CAD-based inspection.

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CAD model in MODUS software screenshotMODUS accesses geometry data directly from the native CAD model, ensuring there is no loss of accuracy when using CAD data for inspection programming.

Supported formats

Original files – CATIA® v4, CATIA v5, Pro/E®, Siemens® NX™ (previously known as Unigraphics®), Solidworks®, Parasolid®, ACIS®, HOOPS®.

Exchange protocols – IGES, STEP, VDA-FS.

CAD features

  • MODUS probe path simulation screenshotFast loading of CAD data – using HOOPS® streaming technology (also used in CATIA®) so that the model loads in the background whilst you get on with programming.
  • Multiple CAD files - enables support for complex component assemblies or combinations of work-piece and fixtures for full simulation.
  • Product manufacturing information may be utilised from CATIA v5, Pro/E and NX models, enabling the use of embedded dimensional and tolerancing information.


Next steps

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