What's new in T-FLEX CAD version 12

New architectural solutions of T-FLEX CAD 12 provide new opportunities for fast and high quality design. Significant improvements in the latest version accelerate the design process with an optimized technology of parametric assemblies that is helpful for quick design modifications, as well as more convenient operations with complex and large assembly models. The new version offers improved tools for simulation, efficient team collaboration and hundreds of other user proposed innovations.

Complete list of T-FLEX CAD 12 new features is available in PDF:
T-FLEX CAD 12 Release Notes

T-FLEX CAD 12 uses a new graphics subsystem, which, compared to the previous versions provides significantly higher performance and quality when working with solid models, including large assemblies. The new graphics is based on modern architecture and leverages the capabilities of modern graphics cards. Increase in performance can be up to 10 times or more compared to the previous version of T-FLEX CAD. Operations with data were optimized, thus significantly reducing the amount of used memory, providing convenient work with much larger models on the same hardware.

Graphics performance was enhanced for both professional video cards, such as NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro, and the general purpose graphics cards, including NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon.

Support for anti-aliasing (FSAA) helps to eliminate jagged edges of geometry, improving image quality. New tools for texture mapping help to create more realistic models.

New object-oriented mechanism of 3D manipulators helps to control elements of the model providing functionality for rapid changes in the project. The new 3D sections significantly simplify assembly modeling allowing you to continue operations with objects within the clipped areas.

The all-new command for modeling pipelines meets the challenges of cabling and piping design.

Many modeling operations, including blending, extrusion, sweeping, deformation have new additional features and options based on the use of the latest version of Parasolid kernel. List of options for 3D constructions - workplanes, profiles, 3D nodes – was expanded. Now you can build several 3D profiles on one workplane on the basis of image lines with different colors. Operations for local modification of geometry were refined.

Tools for parametric assemblies got further development. In T-FLEX CAD 12 it is possible to change parameters of parts at any level from the upper assembly. This eliminates the need to pass parameters through all levels of assembly for parametric control. Adaptive “smart” fragments allow users to seamlessly incorporate design intent into their assemblies.

Execution of arbitrary macro when inserting a fragment was implemented. Macro can be programmed, for example, for a specific algorithm to insert specific custom entities improving intuitiveness and adding a variety of additional functionality.

New mechanism for fragments alignment with specific bindings to floor, walls, ceiling, and horizontal surfaces by mechanism of connectors is very helpful for interior designs. The possibility of modifying external variables in the model by means of manipulators adds flexibility for parameters control. Inserting and editing of 3D fragments was noticeably accelerated.

Mechanism for creating BOM tables and placing was greatly enhanced receiving an automatic option. Command for drawing axes was expanded. Tools for creating leader notes and GD&T symbols got new functionality, improved interface, and support for 3D. Section views now have additional features. Database access functions were completely redesigned. New mechanism of grouping elements significantly accelerated selection of elements in a variety of operations.

New features were added to T-FLEX CAM and T-FLEX Analysis - fully integrated into T-FLEX CAD applications that offer completely parametric functionally for CNC machining and finite-element simulation.

Complete list of T-FLEX CAD 12 new features is available in PDF:
T-FLEX CAD 12 Release Notes