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Oceans SDK

Oceans SDK is a CAD-independent middleware component technology that allows easy integration of 3D CAD data assets in enterprise applications. Enterprise applications such as PLM, ERP and MRP among others require access to product data that is authored in CAD systems. Currently the only way to access such CAD data is by using expensive royalty-based API's licensed from CAD software OEM's. Oceans SDK provides a single, non-royalty based solution to access product data from all major CAD systems including CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Unigraphics, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, Pro/ENGINEER and Autodesk Inventor, Parasolid, IGES and STEP thus providing enterprise application vendors a significant competitive advantage.
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Multi-CAD PDM Integration using OSDK
Any ISV or corporate enterprise application development team looking at 3D CAD integration in their enterprise application(s) should consider Oceans SDK. This could include (but not restricted to):

 Product Data Management (PDM) / Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

 Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)

 Web-based Catalog

 Sales Configuration Systems

 3D Search functionality

Oceans SDK provides access to native product information stored in files of all major 3D CAD formats, via a unified API architecture, and without the need for a CAD license. OSDK's single API for all the CAD formats makes the integration development a lot easier and keeps the maintenance costs low.
In addition to a C++ API, OSDK also has a COM API that can be used with common scripting languages to develop lightweight browser-based CAD interfaces for ERP/PDM/PLM systems.
Data Support:

 Product structure, including component instance names, counts and transformations

 Product Data (Part Number, Part Description, Units)

 Metadata (Supplier/Vendor, Material, Cost...)

 File properties (File size, Created, Modified Date)

 Preview image - thumbnails

 File history & version information

 Associated files - drawing files

 Visualization data (embedded, if any, in the file, like CGR & JT)

 Configurations / Family table information

 'Viewable' as a 3D format (VRML)

 Export to IGES, STEP and Parasolid

Benefits:

 Reduced development effort to support multi-CAD

 Easier on-going maintenance of enterprise applications

 Flexibility in deployment of final applications

 Innovative product development architectures possible

 Ease of integration into enterprise applications

 Reduced end-user training costs

 Quicker adoption of solutions within the enterprise

 Cost effective on a per-seat basis

 Reduced technology supplier management overhead

OSDK is based on CCE's well-known ODX libraries that provide native access to major CAD systems, and is currently used by many Independent Software Vendors for their CAD-independent viewers and translators.
For additional information, contact oceans-sdk@cadcam-e.com with your specific requirements.
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Last Modified on Aug 06, 2014