Many shops spend valuable time translating CAD data into CAM systems by manually converting or recreating geometry. A new on-line CAD/CAM-translation service provides 88 translation products on a payas-used basis. Users simply provide details about the type of data that needs converting and say what format they want it converted to or from.
Once data is submitted, Cadverter evaluates it and provides a fixed-price quotation for converting it to the requested format. With that price, Cadverter provides a list of the entities in the part and a graphic image of the part submitted for processing.
From there, users can choose any of Cadverter.com's services, which include data conversion, data analysis, and data repair. Data conversion, the website's main service, provides translation between a broad range of CAD formats and STEP. If users suspect that their data files have problems that may cause difficulty, they can request a data analysis to see if it will convert, or which elements will convert. Data repair is then made available if users would like to fix the data for translation.