Being able to create a virtual 3D representation of components for product design allows engineers the ability to visualize the object as it would appear when manufactured. Kubotek has been on the leading edge of this technology for the past several years. With the very latest in modeling technology, Kubotek open 3D solid modeling software is able to support virtually all methodologies of solid construction, allowing engineers the ability to work in-context, sizing/mating parts without the need of introducing complex relationships. Something other solid modeling packages do not offer.
The capability to build solid models using simple primitives combined with our advanced sweeping and surfacing technologies give designers and engineers new methods to create very precise solid models. Our tools add even more value over other modeling mediums when creating detailed drawings for manufacturing.
The most commonly used method for initial definition of solid bodies involves selection of a closed planar profile which is swept through space a specified distance along a defined path. The solid that is created is then locked, or dependent on that profile. Kubotek's comprehensive path/profile solids functions support advanced interface options, allowing engineers the flexibility to define the solid body many different ways, such as definition of distance to position, extrusion to a face, or offset from face or to body. This decreases the number of steps needed to generate the complete model and allows more freedom when designing. Unlike many other solid modelers, profile definition does not require setup of a definition plane and special sketch entity types. Profiles can be defined by any planar closed boundary such as edges from other solids, surfaces, or wireframe entities.