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Type3-CAA, Text & Graphic Add-on Fully Integrated To CATIA


  
In 2012 Gravotech - Type3 has celebrated its 10th partnership's anniversary with Dassault Systèmes specialist of 3D design software developments, 3D digital mock-up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.

Dassault Systèmes has become a world leader in the CAD/CAM field, proposing a vast range of solutions.

Type3 Software was among the first partners of Dassault Systèmes to implement a Based solutions to their CAA (Component Application Architecture) platform. CATIA (Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) started as an in-house development in 1977 by French aircraft manufacturer Avions Marcel Dassault, at that time already customer of the CAD/CAM industry, decided to develop its own software to design and build Dassault's Mirage fighter jet. CATIA was later adopted in the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, and many other industries.
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 Overview


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 CAA V5 environment (native, associative and parametric),
♦ A very short learning-curve thanks to an user-friendly interface integrated in CATIA and its tree,
♦ A compatibility with CATIA 32 & 64 bit, available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian...
♦ Software-based protection available, code served (SRM solution).


Type3 CAA is based upon the Dassault Systèmes 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 Life Cycle.

Type3 is focused on providing CATIA Design Engineers with access to a specific Typographic 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 many more, Type3 CAA 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 and a quicker return on investments.


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New BannerType3 CAA, New Version 5.50

Read on to learn more about Type3 exclusive features in the new version of Type3 CAA V5 Based Version 5.50.
Discover new options for text creation, projection and mapping; all developed and improved to help Users maximize efficiency during creation, minimize distortions and ease any modification they might do along the design process. Gain time even more with the latest version of the only text and graphics add-on solution for CATIA V5.

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What's new?
   
Flyer 2015 (PDF)
   
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New BannerNew Additional Languages, New Manuals

The new version 5.50 is now provided with additional languages such as Italian and Simplified Chinese. Our add-on is now available in 6 different languages: French (FR), English (US), German (DE), Japanese (JP), Italian (IT) and simplified Chinese (CP). In addition, a new user manual has been completely rewritten with even more concrete examples. An electronic version is now made available online, an extract of which is shown below.



New Online Manuals

New BannerText Modes

The text module now comes with new features aiming to make the design and modification of text in CATIA constantly easier and more efficient. New version 5.50 is now provided with additional languages such as Italian and Simplified Chinese. Our add-on is available in 6 different languages: French (FR), English (US), German (DE), Japanese (JP), Italian (IT) and simplified Chinese (CP). In addition, a new user manual has been completely rewritten with even more concrete examples. An electronic version is also made available on-line, an extract of which is shown below.



New Input text

New distance controls

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Watch the Text Modes features

New BannerAdditional Single Line Fonts

Single line fonts make possible creating text without thickness. Engraving is performed simply by following the profile. no need to perform a cut-out. Increased productivity and a fine finish guaranteed.

There were already 12 single line fonts at installation. The new version offers 2 further optional packs, each containing 10 additional fonts.

They are designed for industry and encompass several possible languages (Asian, Arabic, Western etc...).

For further information, contact your local representative or email us at: Type3info@us.gravotech.com



New fonts
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Watch the Additional Single Line Fonts

New BannerMultiline Text

This is revolutionary. A completely rethought approach for even greater productivity. It is now possible to create several lines of texts with a single reference.

The input box has been enlarged allowing the input of several lines of text. It requires just a simple carriage return to move on to the next line.

New parameters appear as well: word spacing and interline spacing.
As before, each character remains moveable and reachable.

Create an identification plate in just a few seconds:

New Input text New Input text result

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New BannerMulti-support Text

This is a signigficant new feature with this version. In fact, in CATIA it is now extremely easier to write text with differing support/medium. In the previous version, one support/medium was required to create EACH test.

Several concrete examples to illustrate this new approach:



New Tree display Positions


From version 5.50, now you simply select as many supports as lines of text.
In the example below, 7 reference points have been built.



Positioner


Just one TEXT feature appears in the tree.



Tree Visualization

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New BannerOther Application Example

All the designations of the rear connectors are generated by a single text containing the various titles, no less than 9 entries in this other example!



Input_data_field

Overview:



Rear Panel Overview


Detail 1:



Detail #1


Detail 2:



Detail #2

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Watch Other Application Text features

New BannerConfiguration Tables

Type3 CAA text feature is fully integrated within its CATIA's environment or "code served".
Changing the title of a label in different languages is now very easy thanks to the configuration table, as shown in this example below.



Emergenza

Emergencia Emergency Urgence

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New BannerG1 Text

An important new feature: the G1 continuity between curves generated by Type3 CAA.
By default, fonts are created with discontinuities (these originate with the font itself when it is designed). For certain CATIA functionalities this is of a concern because they can generate errors.
Simply by ticking the G1 box, the new version 5.50 allows you to render the text fully G1 compatible.
The geometry is slightly modified to ease any further computation within CATIA.



G1 Box


The screen-shots below illustrate the before and after results.



G1 Box


The text presents slight discontinuities along G1 on the left. By ticking the G1 option, angles of less than 1° have been removed. G1 continuity thus enables the ease of use of features such as: edge fillets, chamfer, taper etc...



G1 Box

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New BannerBasic Mappings



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Watch the Basic Mappings Features


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. has introduced 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.

text in arc

Play button Type3 CAAText on a Bearing Bridge Play button Type3 CAAText on an Engine 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.

test from a point

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...).

macros

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.

local protection

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.

conical mapping

Play button Type3 CAAConical Mapping on Watch

For further information about Type3-CAA Add-on to CATIA contact us.


    
  
  

Type3-CAA Support Help Desk

From Monday to Friday - 9 to 6 EST-PST
eMail: Type3support@us.gravotech.com
Phone: 678-904-2909
Fax: 678-904-2908

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Type3-CAA Hardware Requirements

If you have any question about what to buy and install
call us at the Support Help Desk's number or email.
Below is a PDF note about Hardware we recommend.


(PDF format)

For Windows 10 being released on
July 29th, a new driver will be made available

  
  
  

Type3-CAA Documentations

Type3-CAA's manual is 100+ pages gathering
all the instructions to master the
features available today in various packages.


(PDF format)
  

Type3-CAA Tutorials

Discover Type3-CAA through a series of written tutorials,
enhance your skills and efficiency in designing and manufacturing
unique objects with LaserType Software solutions.


(PDF format)


  

 Type3-CAA Videos Presentations

  

It is with great pleasure that we released Type3-CAA 5.5, the latest version of our add-on to CATIA for industrial and artistic applications dedicated to manufacturing. Watch the following videos to get acquainted with Type3-CAA 5.5's interface, discover new features in text creations, mappings and machining, to see how you can increase efficiency and creativity. So do not wait any longer and start your sight seeing.


TypeEdit_Deco

Create and manage scripting

Create powerful scripts to automate processes.
Keep full flexibility, deciding wether or not to display property menus.

  
  

Type3-CAA Gallery


Discover a series of samples entirely designed and manufactured with TypeEdit Software Solutions.


Type3-CAA Download


Download the latest versions of Type3-CAA Software to stay up-to-date, part of your Type3Care program.

  



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