Hyper-Operability™ represents a significant engineering accomplishment that forever changes users' expectations of 3D design and data collaboration.
Currently, users of solids modeling systems are confronted with three kernel options as they consider which to adopt. 1) systems employing proprietary kernels; 2) systems that are based on ACIS from Spatial Corporation.; and 3) systems based on Parasolid from Siemens PLM Software. Because systems using different kernels are essentially incompatible, users often select a CAD system based on its compatibility with the kernel of CAD systems used by partners and suppliers.
Today’s CAD systems can only operate on one underlying modeling engine (kernel) at a time due to the limitations of their architectures. With Hyper-Operability™, IronCAD™ offers the addition of Parasolid ™ and ACIS® to enhance interoperability for users. Other vendors are forced to choose a single kernel modeling engine scheme. IronCAD, because of Design Flow architecture, can utilize both kernels simultaneously. The collaboration between the two kernels not only is an engineering marvel developed by IronCAD's world-class developers, but it work's seamless in the background out of the designers view.
Hyper-Operability™ relieves users of the requirement to select a CAD system based on its kernel or the ability to share data with vendors, customers, or any downstream applications. IronCAD, LLC provides its users with unprecedented ability to interchange engineering data between different CAD/CAE systems, significantly reducing the interoperability problems that users currently face. Users now have the choice to determine how they wish the parts to be modeled or shared by selecting one kernel to act as the primary kernel to further support the data exchange success rate. You can see a prime example here, how one kernel succeeds when the other fails.
The result is a forced choice by customers, and perpetual frustration on the part of CAD users as they struggle to interoperate parts created by solids modelers based on incompatible kernels. IronCAD's Hyper-Operability allows users to generate parts enabled by either kernel to mix parts in the same assembly and session.
By making the kernel a non-issue, it all adds up to a big win for IronCAD users, who will be able to share and collect data from different partners and suppliers, regardless of the kernel used to create them. Additionally, by using IronCAD, users get all the advancements that both ACIS and Parasolid offer, and will benefit from every future improvement in solid modeling technology.