veoCast 6.4.: Superior wall thickness analysis

Version 6.4. of Teraport’s design for manufacturing solution veoCast, which was released just recently, sets new standards regarding wall thickness analysis . The new feature colormap for analysing part thickness (depth-scopes) makes use of the widely approved sphere algorithm. But in addition to other market solutions Teraport checks for wall-thicknesses using that sphere not only in normal direction to the part surface. An advanced mechanism asures, that also on difficult parts of CAD-models the relevant and correct distance is measured and highlighted. The following video gives a detailed overview:

Video on veoCAST 6.4. wall-thickness

DMU.View 6.0: Performance Visualisation

With DMU.View version 6.0, Teraport is introducing significant improvements in its visualisation tool. In addition to another optimisation of the visualisation performance, the Munich software manufacturer has given its module for displaying 3D components several new features. In the current release, it is now possible for the first time to manipulate possible assembly structures and then export them. As an example, the workflow “Read CATProduct & CATParts > Modify the assembly structure > Reposition individual components > Export to PLMXML & JT” is mapped. “This move reflects the desire of our customers to rework and prepare calculations in manageable tool assemblies and then export them for forwarding to an interface partner in a third format,” says CEO Raphael Heilig. In addition, the sections function has been improved. This means a much improved display is available in the volume section in the 3D view. Likewise, bidirectional measuring in the 2D section has been added. This means that measurements in the section from the 2D window can also be visualised in the 3D view. Overall, the DMU.View is also presented more structured than before. The increasing number of functions and thus buttons has made it necessary to introduce perspectives on the graphical user interface. In the visualisation view, beginners and casual users are not inundated with functions, however, there is also a place for expert functions in the analysis perspective. The great: It is also possible to create user-specific perspectives. Another new feature is the property editor. Central information and manipulation functions have been merged into each component here, which results in simple and quick usability.


The DMU.View is available in version 6.0 from 1/08/2015, as usual including interfaces for all common CAD formats.


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Researches under the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)

The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) is a nationwide funding program, open to all technologies and sectors, of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Teraport GmbH has been engaged in developing the framework since 2014 with the implementation of an innovative development project.
At that time, computer-aided design (CAD) systems were used to create detailed models of complex assemblies. However, this is often only the outer shell of the important assemblies, for example, for visualization or construction followed by supply of parts for many other process steps. For the sake of performance, for example, in the design of complete systems (cars, trucks, airplanes, ships, etc.) and it is the process of removing internal structures in terms of confidentiality in the transfer of CAD data to customers and suppliers. To automate the so-called pitting process, Teraport has released tenders for the DMU SurfaceFIlter module on the basis of so-called triangles approximated by CAD data. Tessellated surfaces are surfaces where all invisible triangles are removed and only the visible triangles are inserted into the pitted model edition.
Under the current ZIM project, Teraport wants to expand its offering to include an additional module. At the heart of the development of software stands a program called “DMU.SurfaceFilterXT”. This is a reliable and simplified CAD Model created based on exact area dimensions. In addition to the automation process which has to be carried out manually, at present, it is also important, in certain places, to simplify the outer shell (e.g. clogging) and retain the same number of interfaces (connections/flanges). Even Marcus Trommen, head of software development, is extremely pleased with the current development of the project:
“We are confident that we can bring a powerful product in the market to expand our presently diverse portfolio in the future.”
This project is included in the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM), following a decision of the German Bundestag supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Teraport’s ADV is among the best medium-sized-enterprise-solutions 2015

ADV – Automated Design Verification – thats Teraport’s software suite for quality assurance of geometrical fit and function of virtual products. The specialty: A complex process, which was so far only applicable as a individual software solution at large OEM’s is now – as ADV – available as a easy-to-use out-of-the-box software. This concept was honored by the Initiative Mittelstand (initiative for medium sized enterprises). A jury consisting of more then 100 experts selected ADV to be part of the best IT-solutions for medium sized enterprises 2015 in the category Industry & Logistics.

Manufacturers are increasingly facing challenges with the geometric integration of increasingly complex products. Product quality and value should not become the victims of the conflict between time and costs. OEMs in various industries have therefore implemented complex software processes to maintain an overview of the geometric relationships with the continued increase in the number of possible product configurations and variants. Complete virtual products are analysed for collisions, compliance function intervals and against infringement of the maximum allowed duplications of soft component parts. The results are managed, evaluated, communicated and archived in a results management system. With ADV, Teraport presents a software for the full geometric validation process as an out-of-the-box solution. This is the ideal way for SMEs and suppliers to benefit from processes that have proven their worth to automotive manufacturers or air and space companies, without high investment costs.

“We are proud of this award. ADV is able to use its potential at OEM’s and tier-1 suppliers because of its high performance, but it is also suitable for SMEs due to its easy application and roll-out. Being considered by the Initiative Mittelstand shows us that our easy-to-use solution has hit a nerve,” states managing director Raphael Heilig.

Welcome to Munich-Haidhausen!

Teraport is moving. In the course of the relocation of its headquarter from Dreieich to Munich (Amtsgericht München, HRB 210303) Teraport is also moving to a new office location within Munich, in the area of Haidhausen.

“We will be available to our customers and business partners at Kellerstr. 29 in Munich, wich is a way more centralized location and thus easier and quicker to reach”, announces Managing Director Raphael Heilig.

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Teraport DMU-Toolkit Release 5.3.2.: ADV – geometric quality assurance for everyone!

Complex products, more and more configurations, shorter cylcles of innovation – to keep up with an increasing pace in virtual product development remains a growing challenge. If it comes to geometric integration, i.e. the analysis of all parts of a product considering the proper fit of the 3D-geometry, major OEM’s in automotive and air- and space industry use automated rule based processes. Only if all possible variations and combinations of a product are analysed through an intelligent software connecting directly to the PDM system, one can ensure that everything assembles properly when hardware prototypes are built. Such a process offers lots of benefits, but also demands certain ressources. Read more

Teraport introduces release 5.2.

Last week Teraport introduced version 5.2. of its flexible software toolbox DMU-Toolkit. The lastest release offers the companies customers a broad range of new functions and enhancements. It starts with the new Pro.PathFinder and Pro.PathFreezer integrations into DMU.View Teraport’s own 3D visualization viewport. The modules well known core functionality of mounting and demounting simulation and the calculation of swept volumes can be accessed way more comfortable through the new integration workbenches. Especially for Pro.PathFinder the integration comes with a new set of functions like a favourite planning direction and the easy definition of flexible part in a calculations assembly environment.
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Research project RASAND: Teraport GmbH as a cooperation partner of the University of Applied Sciences (HfT) Stuttgart and University of Mainz

The complex and challenging requirements in developing Digital Mockup software solutions call for a permanent examination of new technology and innovations. Therefore Teraport GmbH is eager to invest into research and development so that they can offer their customers algorithms state of the art.
Teraport GmbH is pleased is pleased to announce a partnership with HfT Stuttgart and the University of Mainz two competent partners in the scope of science specialized on complex algorithms. In the context of a funded project of the “Federal Ministry of Education and Research” (BMBF) named “FHProfUnt” (Research on Universities of applied sciences in cooperation with companies) Teraport GmbH as an industrial partner realizes a research program with the two universities. The BMBF assessed the joint project named RASAND (Robust algorithms for distance calculations with great amounts of moving triangles) despite rigorous selection criteria as high innovative and as a result ensured the funding. The goal in RASAND is to develop new approaches for dynamic distance analysis of movable components in complex products as for example automobiles. Mrs. Prof. Wolpert the proposer from the HFT Stuttgart defines the goals as follows: “In RASAND we want to develop algorithms and software which execute efficient and reliable distance analysis for movements consisting of triangle mass data. In order to manage the large amount of data the new algorithms will especially make use of the parallelization mechanisms of modern hardware.”
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Special technology gives a competitive edge!

Teraport GmbH offers its customers an unique combination of engineering-expertise and software-solutions regarding digital prototypes. That way Teraport’s engineers whenever they work in projects distinguish by their ability to optimize processes and methods by applying Teraport’s own software toolbox (DMU-Toolkit). The FES GmbH, Teraport’s latest customer is now making use of this proven concept. The engieering service provider offers added value along the complete product-lifecycle, especially topics like concept and package-development, conception of body-in-white and electrical-systems, chassis development, quality control and technical documentation are in their focus.
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Teraport congratulates on granting of doctorate!

There is a reason to congratulate. Mister Stefan Wittmann, member of Teraport’s software development team, has the privilege to own a doctors degree. The specialist in algorithm programming has earned the honor at the “Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik” of “Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg”.  Dr. Wittmann’s scientific research under the title of “Procedures for simulation and analysis of the effects of tolerance-related deviation of components” deals with a phenomenon that still is a major challenge in product development. To simulate the deviation of components due to complex production processes and their impact on whole assemblies, early in the development process, can help avoid high consequential costs. While existing methods concentrate on statistical interpretation of dramatically simplified models with deviations, the new developed principle focuses on the combination of complex geometrical deviations of several parts to non ideal assemblies and their analysis. “We are proud to congratulate Dr. Wittmann on this important success,” says Marcus Trommen head of software development at Teraport GmbH. “Even more, we are happy that substantial knowledge and experiences e.g. on geometrical positioning algorithms will be transferred into the technology of our DMU-Toolkit in the future.”