ASCON forged the KOMPAS-3D design system to be so powerful that it manages projects with thousands of sub-assemblies, parts, and objects from standards libraries. It provides you with all the 3D modeling capabilities that are standard among mid-level CAD/CAM programs today.
Solid modeling typically starts by drawing 2D sketch objects, which you turn into 3D parts fixing them with constraints, extruding them by specified distances, rotating them about their axis, and so on.
You further refine 3D parts with editing commands that add chamfers and fillets, cut holes, add stiffeners, and much more.
To create complex assemblies, you join multiple parts together with rules and 3D constraints.
Surface models typically begin with the creation of 2D and 3D profiles made from all sorts of curves, spatial lines, and points.
You then create 3D surfaces by extruding, revolving, and generating them along paths; by defining sections, and grids of curves; and more. You can further refine surfaces by trimming, splitting, extending, and restoring them; by adding cutouts to them; and so on.
KOMPAS-3D turns surfaces into solid models when you assign thicknesses and materials to them.
Sheet Metal Modeling
KOMPAS-3D designs all kinds of sheet metal parts, instrument packages, electrical cabinets, brackets, and so on with its sheet metal functions.
You can design practically anything that can be produced by sheet metal forming like bending and stamping.
Once your design is complete, you prepare sheet metal parts for production by generating dimensioned flat patterns from them.
Instead of drawing sketches and modeling parts, image adding them to assemblies much more quickly with the assistance of pre-drawn objects. You design rapidly with objects based on typical industry parts, such as pipes, gears, fasteners, and other metal shapes.
KOMPAS-3D offers objects that can be modified quickly, understand how to behave with other parts in models, and store useful information about themselves.
KOMPAS-3D supports modern design methods, top-down and bottom-up.
An extensive database of fasteners and materials allows you to use these parts in models, drawings, and specifications.
Parametric modeling gives you the ability consider multiple design options for one product. Once you set up the model with variables, its geometry is changed easily, arriving at configurations that contain different combinations of different geometry.
KOMPAS-3D quickly identifies possible collisions between parts by locating, for example, places where components, even the smallest ones, intersect. As well, it finds inconsistencies between threaded connections, and all gaps smaller than a value that you specify.
You can place PMI tags in models, which contain all of the information necessary for the manufacture of products.
KOMPAS-3D provides a number of engineering calculators:
Additional applications help you to solve problems specific to electrical engineering, electronics, mechanics, and equipment.
Given the variety of design systems on the market, KOMPAS-3D allows you to work with data from other CAD systems documents. For instance, the DWG/DXF format is probably familiar to most engineers, as it has become a de facto standard internationally.
KOMPAS-3D is convenient for generating many types of documentation, such as drawings, specifications, and diagrams.
You can prepare drawings without a model by selecting a pre-set document style or else by creating your own style.
Drawings associated with 3D models are the fastest way to obtain 2D product drawings, along with all required views and projections. After you change geometry in the model, the associated drawings and their dimensions are rebuilt automatically. When working with assemblies, you can place position symbols and specifications in drawings semi-automatically.
To make KOMPAS-3D easier to use, you can customize its interface by create your own toolbars and context-sensitive panels. This way, the functions you use the most are always at hand. Shortcut hotkeys can be configured for any command. The built-in command name search is useful to both experienced and novice KOMPAS-3D users.
|Minimum||Recommended||For large assemblies|
|OS||Windows 8.1 х64, Windows 10 х64|
|Graphics card||OpenGL 2.0||OpenGL 4.5, 80 GB/s||OpenGL 4.5, 140 GB/s|
|Additionally||Display HD||Display FullHD||Display FullHD, SSD|
Runs for 30 days from the date of installation.
3D-Storage is a system for data storage and collaboration of engineers.
The tool serves for the arrangement of the collaboration of designers with models, drawings, specifications of KOMPAS-3D and other CAD at the development stages: technical proposal, sketch design, technical design, detail design documentation of prototype, i.e. before the generation of the engineering bill of material. Companies can use the system to set up remote mode of work.
The Animation add-in performs motion simulation of 3D products developed with KOMPAS-3D. The add-in simulates real-world motions of products and their component parts, and then records them as video recordings in AVI format.
Design System "Cables and Harnesses" is a specialized Add-on for electrical cables and harnesses modelling in KOMPAS-3D.
The 3D Stamps application is intended for automating design of stamps for sheet metal parts designed in KOMPAS-3D. The Add-On allows to create a set of all technical documentation necessary for a stamp.
The Dimensional Chains Calculation Add-On calculates dimension chains, and finds the right value of closing segments using a variety of calculation methods.
Material library is database of information about materials that are used to manufacture products. Materials Library applies physical and mechanical material properties to 3D models designed in KOMPAS-3D.
An object of this Materials library is a material, shape, processing, document that defines requirements to an object or its properties, assortment, assortment example.
Mould design system is an application for KOMPAS-3D intended for automatization of design and construction works and technological operations related to design of moulds for pressure casting of plastic parts.
Mould design system is a powerful tool for increasing performance of production accessories designers, for increasing design quality and therefore improving competitiveness of company’s products.
Pipelines 3D is a specialized application for KOMPAS-3D software; it is intended for automation of routine works on pipelines design.
The library is intended for using in the machine building area and for designing utility networks.
The application can use components manually created by user and components from Standardized Parts catalogues as standard pipeline’s components.
KOMPAS-Expert is an Add-On for finding and correcting errors in КОМПАС-3D documents.
Standard Parts library contains standard parts according to DIN and ISO standards.
The catalogue contains 3D models and 2D drawings of standard parts and structural elements both for KOMPAS-3D and KOMPAS-Graphic.
APM FEM is a strength analysis module designed to work with the CAD software system KOMPAS-3D.
The main goal of the module is to help engineer to make reasonable design decisions using 3D models calculations. This undoubtedly improves the quality and saves time spent on product development, and therefore makes it competitive!
The 3D circuit board model converter is a specialized module used to import a 3D circuit board model, designed in systems like P-CAD and Altium Designer (also named Protel in the past). The converter can read the standardized data exchange IDF format in KOMPAS-3D. The converter works with IDF-files exported from P-CAD (v. 2000-2006), OrCAD (v. 9.X), and Altium Designer.
Once imported into KOMPAS-3D, the 3D models of printed circuit boards are then used to arrange other devices, blocks, equipment modules, and so on.
The KompasFlow application is a KOMPAS-3D integrated tool for rapid testing of the aerohydrodynamics of a design device.
KompasFlow has a simple interface for rapid testing of a device in early design stages and makes it possible to make a primary assessment of the impact of modifications of device geometry on its effectiveness.