In many industries CATIA data are translated into different neutral formats to provide downstream processes with the right data. In particular in the automotive industry, CATIA data are converted into the JT format. For some downstream processes it is important to ensure that there are no changes between both data caused by the translator. Unacceptable differences must be found easily before the model moves into downstream.
xCompare is an application to compare CATIA V5 and JT data. Primarily, it is used for the comparison of geometric data – potential nonconformities will be shown graphically. By using xCompare, comparisons of V5 B-Rep with JT B-Rep (JT or XT B-Rep), V5 B-Rep with individual JT LODs (Level of Detail) and V5 CGR data with JT LODs can be performed. The presentation of results is carried out within V5 and will graphically display the differences in geometry. As a matter of course, the results will be saved in XML reports for further documentation. The xCompare V5 / JT solution has the advantage to directly validate the original data format without prior conversion into a vendor own data format.
Saving time with comparing models
The model comparison can either be performed in CATIA or in batch mode in order to avoid doing it manually.
A manual verification implies the risk of human errors, since changes can be missed in complex models. xCompare ensures that all modifications are found.
Fulfill legal or company requirements regarding documentation
For data conversion and long term data archival, legal or company internal regulations might require that the generated or archived model data are consistent with the original data of the CAD system. xCompare V5 / JT and V5 / SMG ensure this verification.