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Type3 CAA V5 Based

In 2013 Gravotech - Type3 has celebrated its 10th partnership's anniversary with Dassault Systèmes.
Dassault Systèmes is the world leader in the development of PLM and CAD/CAM solutions.

Type3 was one of the first partners of Dassault Systèmes to implement CAA V5 based solutions.

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Type3 CAAV5 Based add-on provides:

  • Professional and powerful tools for text, fonts, numbers, symbols…
  • Flexible and precise capabilities of customisation from imported various type of images or scanned graphics,
  • Improved text projection and graphic design mapping onto 3D complex or simple shapes,
  • Optional Type3 Gateway to extend CATIA possibilities in terms of artistic designs,
  • A full integration with CATIA CAAV5 environment (native, integrative, associative and parametric),
  • A very short learning-curve thanks to an user-friendly interface integrated in CATIA,
  • A compatibility with CATIA 32 & 64 bits, available in English, French, German…
  • Software-based protection (SRM solution).

  • Type3 CAAV5 Based is based upon the Dassault Systèmes Component Application Architecture V5 (CAA) 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 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 now offer our customers the best solution: FLEXnet, for floating server / licence (Windows only).
    FlexNet Publisher (formerly known as FLEXlm) is a popular software license manager which implements license management and is intended to be used in corporate environments to provide floating licenses to multiple end users of computer software. Today, network Type3 CAAV5 Based solutions are available using FlexNet, the most efficient technology to deploy your engraving solution in CATIA V5.

    Text in Arc

    Type3 CAA V5 Based Version 5.10. introduces a new feature: Text in Arc ideal for automotive parts manufacturers, electronic and electric parts, etc. The text will be directly defined following an arc by selecting the three different elements (centre, radius and start angle). As usual, the point can be an existing point, a vertex or could be created with a right click.

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    >> See the demo1 (21,9 Mo)

    >> See the demo2 (13,7 Mo)

    Text from a Point

    With this new option, your text can be placed according to 9 defined positions (upper left corner, center.). Text from a point allows more flexibility when positioning a text. You do not need any more support to position your text and hence save a lot of time during creation and in case of 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 right click.

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    >> See the demo1 (11,1 Mo)

    >> See the demo2 (16,2 Mo)

    Using Macros with Text

    Macros help you optimize 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, meaning that for large projections, deformation could be quite important. To limit the deformation, we have developed the Local Projection. When you project a word on an irregular surface, each letter is locally projected. Deformations on the sides of the letter are minimal, helping you obtain the best result. In brief, for non revolution surfaces or large variations on the radius, choose Local Projection to obtain nicer results.

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    >> See the demo (53,3 Mo)

    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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    >> See the demo (52,5 Mo)


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