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In 2012 Gravotech - Type3 has celebrated its 10th partnership's anniversary with Dassault Systems.

Dassault Systems is the world leader in the development of PLM and CAD/CAM solutions.

Type3 was one of the first partners of Dassault Systems to implement CAA V5 Based solutions.

  Introducing Type3 CAA

Type3 CAA, Add-on to CATIA provides:

  • Professional and powerful tools for text, fonts, numbers, symbols…
  • Flexible & Accurate capabilities of customization from various image format or scanned graphics,
  • Improve text projection and graphic design mappings onto 3D advanced shapes,
  • Optional Type3 Gateway to extend CATIA possibilities to an artistic design module,
  • A total integration within CATIA CAAV5 environment (native, associative and parametric),
  • A very short learning-curve thanks to an user-friendly interface integrated in CATIA,
  • A compatibility with CATIA 32 & 64 bit, available in English, French, German, …
  • Software-based protection (SRM solution).

  • Type3 CAA is based upon the Dassault Systems Component Application Architecture V5 (CAA V5) and has been developed in close partnership with the worldwide leader of PLM solutions. It gives CATIA V5 users integrated access to Type3 and considerably increases the opportunities to easily include lettering and graphical applications earlier in the product lifecycle.

    Type3 for CATIA is focused on providing design engineers with access to a specific range of tools to enrich directly in CATIA their industrial parts with logo designs, texts, serial numbers, legal mentions, etc...

    As identification, traceability or communication on industrial parts has become a lasting trend in the sectors of Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Consumer goods, Mold making and more, Type3 for CATIA ensures the respect of the graphic chart from the graphic creation studio to the workshop. As a result of integrating lettering and graphics within the conception process, users benefit from immediate productivity gains.

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    Type3 CAA V5 Based Version 5.10.

    Read on to learn more about Type3 exclusive features in the new version of Type3 CAA V5 Based Version 5.10. Discover new options for text creation, projection and mapping; all developed and improved to help you maximize efficiency during creation, minimize deformations and ease any modification you might do. Gain more with the latest version of the only text and graphics add-in for CATIA V5.

    FLEXNet Licence

    FlexNet Publisher

    Broadly used among the CATIA community, we offer to our customers the best solution: FLEXnet.
    For floating license from servers and with unlimited licences (Windows environments only).
    FlexNet Publisher is a popular software license manager which implements licensing through netowrks. It is intended to be used in corporate environments to provide floating licenses to multiple end users of computer software. Today, network Type3 CAA Solutions are available using FlexNet, the most efficient technology to deploy your engraving solution in CATIA.

    Text on Arc

    Type3 CAA Based Version 5.10. introduces a new feature: Text on Arc ideal for automotive parts manufacturers, electronic, electric parts, pneumatic... etc. The texts will be directly defined following an arc by selecting either three different elements (centre, radius and start angle). As usual, the point can be an existing point, a vertex or could also be added with a right click within CATIA.

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    Play button Type3 CAABearing Bridge Play button Type3 CAAEngine Block

    Text from a Point

    With this new option, your text can be positioned according to 9 defined positions (upper left corner, center, middle...).
    Text from a point allows more flexibility when positioning a text. You do not need any other support to position your text and hence save a lot of time during creation and in needs of new modifications. Again in this new option, the point used as the reference position can be an existing point, a vertex or can be created with a simple right click in CATIA.

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    Play button Type3 CAAText from point(s) Play button Type3 CAAElectric Box

    Using Macros with Text

    Macros help you optimizing your texts as you can edit them. In the current editor (for instance, Microsoft Visual Basic), you can find all the parameters of the text in the macro, so that you can modify it according to your application (serial numbers, etc...).


    Local Projection

    In the previous versions, the Projection was global for all the contours and followed only one direction, which forced large projections and deformation could be quite important. To limit the distortions, we have developed the "Local Projection". When you project a word on an irregular surface, each letter is locally projected individually. Distortions on the sides of the letters are now minimal, helping obtaining the best results. In brief, for non revolution surfaces or large variations on the radius, choose the new Local Projection to obtain the nicest results.

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    Play button Type3 CAAProjections on Perfume Packaging

    Conical Mapping

    With this new version, we have also improved the Conical Mapping algorithm, as a result, the deformation of your text or image is less important. Use it for all your surfaces close to a cone as this function gives results close to perfection, you will notice deformations can barely be seen.

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    Play button Type3 CAAConical Mapping on Watch

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