Fast, Accurate Collision Detection and Clearance Measurement

Verify that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble, and operate correctly with NX 3D CAD software before going into production. Fully integrated with CAD, you can use Interference Check while you design to accelerate your product development process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity. Component interference, misaligned and mismatched holes and fasteners, and incorrect tolerance of manufactured parts. Ensure that all mating parts, and fasteners align and that threads match in assembly design.

Integrating the  CDM(Collision Detection Manager) into your software application provides your end-users with a collision detection capability on assemblies and mechanisms. The CDM also measures clearance (closest approach) between parts.

Its distinctive strength is fast performance on exact models, enabling collision detection in both interactive assembly design processes and motion simulation. End-users can quickly identify collisions that would prevent the successful manufacture of an assembly, or impede the intended motion of parts. Reliably detecting such errors reduces the number of expensive physical prototypes that are required.

Collision detection using exact models has clear benefits for precision engineering. Subtle collisions such as fine gouges are reliably detected, whereas collisions that arise in error from model approximations are avoided. Faceted model formats are supported for collision detection where accuracy is less critical.

The CDM provides the collision detection capability in many parametric modeling systems and other applications, such as offline CAM and CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) simulation. Our large customer base with more than one million end-users, drives investment in quality and functionality over the long-term.

Flexible licensing arrangements and a simple integration process enable your organization to add the CDM to your applications quickly and economically. For a step-by-step description of how the CDM is used in an application, view our product tour.

For collisions on faceted and point cloud models, please also see the Kineo Collision Detector.

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