CADIQ - CAD Model Validation
If the model is the master, then downstream modifications must be reconciled with the product design model. When you integrate all phases of the product lifecycle, then the design model must be reusable. CADIQ, a vendor-neutral application, identifies model-based design (MBD) data quality issues that impact downstream reuse for tooling, simulation and data exchange.
CADIQ compares geometry, assembly structure, design features and product manufacturing information (PMI) among related models to identify significant differences. These are summarized in statistical reports and visualized with interactive 3D graphics. When design problems are diagnosed on the manufacturing floor, CADIQ can effectively communicate them to engineering using 3D PDF.
Engineers responsible for long-term data archival and retention (LOTAR) use CADIQ to validate neutral file conversions of 3D CAD models. If needed, additional data can be added to the archive, enabling comprehensive validation of the retrieved model in a future CAD system.