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Q2 2015

Hi there,


Welcome to the next generation of The Spatial Blend quarterly newsletter. This is an exciting time to be an engineer. When I look around me I am excited and inspired. I am lucky enough to travel the world to meet you, the innovators, and I continue to be impressed by what you are doing. You are literally changing the world in which we live. More than changing it, you are improving itinnovation is everywhere!

Spatial is excited to partner with you and help be part of that innovation. Working together we can both build better products and respond more quickly to the broad range of the ever changing technologies around us.

This new publication of The Spatial Blend is intended to capture and share information to help you continue to accelerate and change your world. We will provide you a summary and links to Spatial's product updates, customer spotlights, blogs, special offers and more. This quarter we will highlight:

We hope you find this content valuable and would love to hear from you!

Best regards,

Jean-Marc Guillard
CEO, Spatial Corp

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What's New in R25 SP2


Spatial component libraries are used by a variety of applications ranging from CAD, Shipbuilding to Fabrication & Measurement applications. One of our primary goals with each release is to provide functional enhancements which improve the workflows of applications using Spatial libraries. 

The new functionality and enhancements in this release represent our continued commitment to increase the value of your investment in components for data reuse and 3D application development from Spatial.

3D InterOp

A significant roadmap driver for our 3D InterOp product line is to enable CAD data re-use for downstream engineering applications. 3D InterOp R25 SP2 continues the trend by not only delivering product enhancements, but also producing high quality geometry to power 3D ACIS, CGM and Parasolid based applications for Design, Analysis, Manufacturing & Measurement domains.

CAD File Formats

R25 SP2 allows 3D InterOp-enabled applications to support the latest version of CAD files from CATIA (CATIA V5-6 R2015), SolidWorks (SolidWorks 2015) and NX (NX 10). Along with the support for the latest CAD file formats, 3D InterOp R25 SP2 provides significant improvements in support for manufacturing holes and thread features.

CAM Applications

CAM applications using 3D InterOp R25 SP2 can take advantage of hole and thread attribute improvements in optimizing their manufacturing workflows. Engineering applications relying on import / export of coordinate systems and layer information will see significant improvements in our ability to handle and communicate this data across a variety of file formats supported by 3D InterOp.


The previous release we introduced a completely brand new interface “UConnect” in 3D InterOp allowing applications access to selective data containers from CAD formats. Applications can now import product structure, tessellated data, exact geometry, and PMI data containers selectively or independently of each other. Applications using UConnect will find additional interfaces, enhancing their selective import of user defined attributes, and material properties from different CAD formats supported by 3D InterOp.


With this release of CGM, applications will notice improvements to our current support of feature recognition. CAM applications can now optimize their path planning by extracting the various features supported by our feature recognition. Recognition of these features are also driving CAE applications to implement de-featuring where features can be recognized / removed for model simplification. Along with feature recognition enhancements, the CGM kernel in this release also provides improvements for topology tracking and querying the results of CGM operations.

For detailed information on all these changes and functional improvements across different product lines, please refer to our release notes:



Release notes for CGM R2015x B5 SP1 are included in the download packages.


Best regards,

Vivekan Iyengar
VP of R&D, Spatial Corp

Spatial Corp and JMAG to Deliver Precise Modeling and CAD Data Translation for Electromechanical Machines 


“In order to perform a detailed performance evaluation, precise modeling is a must and with Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler, complex geometry can be fully accounted for through model preparation for engineering analysis and simulation.  Plus with 3D InterOp we are now able to support a wide range of CAD interfaces,” stated Takashi Yamada, the JMAG product leader in the Engineering Business Department. “Spatial’s 3D SDKs have allowed for a shortened development cycle, higher quality products, and support for a wide range of CAD interfaces.”


Qt Tools for 3D Software Development Kits

blogWhen software developers opt for tools that are cross platform, they often turn to Qt. Qt is arguably the most popular toolkit for making applications that can run on Windows, Mac or Linux with little additional effort. Spatial’s 3D software development kits can be paired with Qt to produce enterprise quality applications that are platform agnostic.

To help developers get started in this environment, here we present a small collection of files that can be used with qmake for generating makefiles and IDE workspaces that are configured to use software components from Spatial. We’ve also included a simple project that illustrates the use of these add-ons.





2015-IEF-Logo-with-White-backgroundWe are excited to announce that registration for the 3D insiders' European Forum 2015 is now open!

This educational event will focus on technical discussions that will help you implement best practices, experience new capabilities in the software, and customize our software to achieve your goals. Discover what is new at Spatial, learn about the latest features, and gain insight about future product plans. Talk and work directly with Spatial technical experts, product managers and executives. Share your requirements for success.

  • Hands-on development experience
  • Learn about new technical product details
  • influence product road maps and company direction
  • Develop personal relationships with Spatial employees and your peers
  • Schedule one-on-one sessions with Spatial executives, product managers and developers

Space is limited, so register today! 

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