3D Solid Modeling Features
Parametric 3D solid modeling
nanoCAD’s parametric modeling mode allows engineers to build up 3D geometry, piece by piece. This approach to design is common among most MCAD applications, including SolidWorks and Inventor. As 2D sketches are turned into 3D features, engineers document their design intent through constraints and geometric relationships. As each step must follow the series of preceding steps, the parametric approach tends to require careful pre-planning. The history of the model’s construction is recorded by the history tree, which, in nanoCAD, is an Inspector panel with its own set of tools.
Direct 3D modeling
Natural 3D modeling UI
Associativity of 3D models and drawings
Model exchange via Import/Export
- STL for stereolithography;
- Parasolid X_T, X_B for NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks;
- JT, IGES, STEP - standard engineering data exchange formats;
- SAT, C3D - ACIS and C3D modellers' formats;
- VRML for 3D graphics on the web;
- COLLADA for interactive 3D applications.