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DesignConcept
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DesignConcept DesignConcept DC3D APM V1 .

The software is a 3D mechanical tool. The start point is a „Solid cube“ trimmed by NURBS surfaces. DC 3D targets mainly: First prototypes Working procedure 1. Thus TOP SPOLID is a direct competitor to 3D mechanical software tools like PRO ENGINEER and others. TOP SOLID has been developed by MISSLER company/ France. It follows the software TOP SOLID and enlarges it´s functionalities. Picture: Surfaces of a 3D construction . TOP SOLID is associative – that means: Moving of points on SPLINE curves will update directly the 3D model – as well as parametric – that means: changing of certain values will have a direct impact on the 3D model.DesignConcept 3D DC 3D APM V1 Basic Information: Our Software DC 3D APM is based on former Software CDI and runs under operating system WINDOWS NT or WINDOWS 2000. The Software kernel is PARASOLID. 3D Construction Like in all 3D mechanical applications you can start right away to construct in 3D.

This is the parametric process described before. you can modify all values. being necessary for these steps. Picture: Construction path for all operations and values . Based on this.DesignConcept 3D In the directory you will find all „operations“.

Then the file is ready for further operations.DesignConcept 3D 2. We are able to read the following data formats: 9 IGES 9 PARASOLID 9 DXF/DWG from AUTODESK 9 CATIA V4 (option) You will need to clean the file and erase unnecessary information. Picture: Imported file . Data import You may also import 3D data from other systems.

you clearly set up how your seat will look like. This work is essential for the further flattening process. Picture: ‚Style‘ curves . You also define hereby boundary lines for each single shape. Creation of style curves By defining style curves on the 3D model.DesignConcept 3D 3.

has been developed by a university and is said to be the best in year 1999.This is done fully automatically. the faster the result. Picture: Surfaces with a mesh .M. As a basic rule we can say: the bigger the mesh. F. Yet this result may be more imprecise. Creation of 3D patterns and first flattening The predefined 3D patterns will receive a mesh. It is also in use for other applications.E. e.g. So we need to find an optimum between cycle time and quality.The Algorithm which is in behind.DesignConcept 3D 4.

Picture: Analysis of compression and tension (compression in red / tension in blue) In a traditional work environment you manually need approx. Picture: 3D/2D flattening 5.This tool will thus improve the team work of designers and trim engineers. An electronic document facilitates the base of communication within your team.DesignConcept 3D Now you are able to open a new document and start the 3D-2D flattening process. Each modification in 3D creates new flat patterns. The result allows you to analyse critically the design of your seat. This job runs also automatically and fast. Analysis of the flat patterns You will now have a visualisation of compression and tension. This will be scaled in percent. 2 weeks for a new prototype. With DC3D you may achieve the same result within 2 days .

how good the further sewing process can be expected Picture: Measuring . Measuring of 2 D patterns Here you measure the length of your parts and so you can evaluate.DesignConcept 3D 6 .

Picture: Inserted darts at „tension areas“ .DesignConcept 3D 7. Modifications after analysis You can change curves and parameters and you can insert „darts“ in order to minimize tension at certain areas.

Seam allowances will be attached on the 2D patterns.DesignConcept 3D 8. Seam allowances and notches Notches can be set in the 3D document by means of symbols. Picture: Seam allowance and notches . Now you can export these pattern results via DXF/AAMA format to any 2D CAD software.

All patterns can be cut now and sewn together. Here you may define the appropriate cutting tool for all parts of your patterns.DesignConcept 3D 9. Cutting preparation and technical data sheet You will gather all patterns in another document.Those parts can be saved in DXF data format and are ready now for export. Picture: All patterns in one document Picture: Defining of cutting tool .Your first prototype is ready.

DesignConcept 3D Picture: Technical Sheet according to your standard .

DesignConcept DesignConcept DC3D TR V1 .

because you do not have to build so many prototypes. This will speed up and ease your development cycle. It has been created on the screen.DesignConcept 3D DC 3D TR V1 Basic information This additional software module allows you to simulate the design of your seat. The Steps: Textile Mapping Scanned fabrics and imported files are precondition. Unlike other applications we do not need to have a physical model ready to take pictures from. Picture: Textile Mapping . So you are much earlier ready to work on it and you do not have to wait until you have a real existing seat model at your disposal. You can lay your patterns onto the scanned fabric and get a realistic impression.

you will achieve a very realistic 3D picture.DesignConcept 3D 1.So you work very close to reality. Picture: Motive Matching . Motive Matching A huge and unique advantage is the „matching“ of patterns. By moving corresponding patterns on your fabric.

Picture: Simulation with stitches . The results can be printed or exported to other 2D professional design software. trenches. you are able to apply realistic effects on your model. which is said to be the best on the market in terms of shadowing and light effects Our Lectra Software DC 3D TR V1 is a perfect step within this cycle. stitches and ornaments By means of preselected elements or those created by yourself. We are compatible to ALIAS Wavefront. Layers for Textures.DesignConcept 3D 2.