Common scenario: An aerospace supplier is requested to provide a CAD model of a hydraulic system to its customer. Historically, after the appropriate paperwork has been completed, an IGES or STEP file is generated by the data management group, and the file is sent on its way to the customer.
The problem: The supplier has provided their customer with their intellectual property from the result of many hours of engineering, design, and analysis. Should another supplier happen upon these files, it will learn much about the product which their competition is proposing. In the electronic world in which we live, collaboration is very convenient. Unfortunately, this means we must be much more careful with the data we share and how we share it.
Solution: Elysium CADdoctor offers a way in which you can protect your intellectual property, allowing you to share only the data you want to share. With CADdoctor’s enveloping functionality, you can:
Provide only the external profile [envelope] of the component or assembly you plan to share. Remove all unnecessary parts from your assembly / product structure. Be secure with the data you share.