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Engineering

UnitCAD

Increase productivity and accuracy of your engineering office through easy rule based CAD and BOM Automation

UnitCAD is a unique CAD automation solution designed to provide enormous power, ease and collaboration.

UnitCAD automates the creation of drawings and modules by defining reusable unit components stored inside a database and controlled through user-defined rules.

Standard CAD software have parametric facilities, whereby change in parameter will lead to change in dimension of geometry or model. However, Knowledge based Engineering or Rules based Automation goes much beyond that, whereby it becomes possible to capture and implement much more complex rules and logic, like the one shown in above figure.
UnitCAD leads to following benefits:
  • Increased productivity
  • Faster Design and Timely Delivery
  • Capture of design rules and knowhow
  • Consistency
  • De-skilling of routine job

UnitCAD Architecture


  • Rules Driven Creation of CAD Models – assembly / drawing
  • Replaces Programming paradigm with
    • Database
    • Familiar Formula Language
    • Front end GUI

UnitCAD Rule Definition

Excel - like Formula Language

  • Familiar Excel functions like for Engineering, information, logical, lookup, math, date and time, text and data
  • Customized for use in CAD environment
    • Point functions
    • Vector functions
  • Can be customized by Risersoft to provide more functions as per project requirement

Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface

  • Familiar and easily navigable user interface for rule definition and execution
  • Formula Builder feature with syntax highlighting and test formula facility
  • Standalone apps with no dependency on Visual Studio or other development environments.

Rule Types Overview

  • Parameter
    • Define a parameter and its formula
  • Child
    • Call other components into a parent component
    • Enables working in context of unit components in a "building block" approach.
  • Action
    • Assembly constraints
    • Geometry manipulations like move, mirror etc
  • Snapshot
    • Drawing complete with title block, borders and field values
    • Word documents with pictures and text from the CAD model
  • BOM
    • Bill-Of-Material Rule can be used to generate detailed BOM along with geometry
  • Inheritance
    • Define parameters and actions once and re-use as required

Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface

  • Familiar and easily navigable user interface for rule definition and execution
  • Formula Builder feature with syntax highlighting and test formula facility
  • Standalone apps with no dependency on Visual Studio or other development environments.

Database Backend

UnitCAD stores its data in a database leading to various advantages:

  • Listings and Reports.
    • Salient Example: Where-used reports of parameter rule
  • Data Tools like Design Tables for
    • Engineering Data Management
    • Table based components for managing a family of similar parts / assemblies.
  • Team Collaboration
  • Integration with ERP / Design systems

Flexible Variants

UnitCAD is available in the following variants, allowing you to choose as per your environment:

  • AutoCAD
    • Add-in that runs inside of AutoCAD
  • Inventor
    • Add-in that runs inside of Inventor
  • IO
    • Standalone app that uses AutoCAD IO cloud service to generate CAD without the need for AutoCAD installation on your machines.