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CAD compatibility

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

MODUS 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

  • CAD model in MODUS software screenshotOriginal 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.

CMM inspection products information