CAD Programs Designed for Collaboration
Use the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite — a complete range of CAD products that provides seamless collaboration between 3D and 2D — to optimize your engineering team’s design process and simplify 3D and 2D CAD data management and communication throughout your organization and beyond.
Simple, Dynamic, Powerful
IRONCAD 3D modeling software empowers designers to focus on design by giving them an intuitive platform that mirrors how we interact with the physical world. Easily reposition components with the patented TriBall visualization tool, resize objects by stretching them with handles, and drag and drop predefined shapes into the design scene for a better, faster design process.
Fluid Design Methodology
IRONCAD is a desktop 3D and 2D design program that allows users to choose from parametric, direct, or a combination of both modalities on demand in a single environment. This allows designers to freely explore design ideas and create models dynamically on screen without having to pre-plan and map out the concept in advance. With IRONCAD, engineers can use one tool to manage the entire design process from concept to production.
Unified Design Environment
3D models made in IRONCAD only require one file, no matter how complex. Assembly part data is integrated into a file’s unified design environment, rather than linking to external files. Feature, part, and assembly data can be stored in catalogs which can be pre-built to include frequently used parts and assemblies, freeing designers to be more productive and allowing them to extend the use of 3D data throughout the enterprise.
CAD Software for All
INOVATE is cost-effective 3D CAD software that bridges the gap between today’s viewer technology and a full-blown CAD seat. Enabling true upstream and downstream design collaboration, INOVATE allows users across an organization to create, modify, and share design concepts in 3D, ensuring that all stakeholders are fully involved before taking the next step toward production.
True Collaborative Conceptualization
Featuring a radical drag-and-drop 3D environment, INOVATE delivers unmatched ease-of-use to speed up conceptual design and involve more stakeholders in the process. INOVATE also imports standard file formats — such as ACIS, PARASOLID, IGES, and STEP — and exports to those same file types so that stakeholders using other 3D CAD software can fully participate in workflows involving INOVATE. Use INOVATE TRANSLATOR to even import Native file formats to extend your capabilities.
Communication Across the Enterprise
INOVATE makes 3D models and engineering project data available to marketing, sales, and training teams so they can work together and communicate more effectively. Use INOVATE 3D CAD software to create 3D concepts and animations and then import those into marketing, sales, and training materials, extending the use of 3D models and data beyond just the engineering department.
2D Detailing for 3D Data
IRONCAD DRAFT is an affordable, powerful 2D CAD software with an easy-to-learn user interface and unique 3D integration capabilities. Use IRONCAD DRAFT to analyze, leverage, render, and reference 3D model data created by customers and colleagues while still working in a 2D CAD environment with a familiar user interface and common tools for detailing.
Time-Saving Parts Library
Included in IRONCAD DRAFT
is a library that contains hundreds of standard part designs with associated parametric data. Simply drag and drop desired
parts into the design environment and specify parameters. Parts will be automatically created and laid out in a standard 2D CAD software presentation, saving countless hours of design time.
Leveraging Legacy Data & Expertise
IRONCAD DRAFT will not only import files from any major 2D CAD software while retaining technical data, it can also be used to convert those designs into 3D catalogs so that they can be leveraged for future projects. Supporting AutoCAD commands, IRONCAD DRAFT promises an easy learning curve for 2D CAD veterans wishing to collaborate with colleagues working in 3D and eventually transition to 3D themselves.
3D CAD Anywhere
IRONCAD COMPOSE is free iPad, laptop, and desktop PC CAD collaboration software that allows sales and engineering teams to view, interrogate, and comment on designs and engineering data generated from any major 3D CAD system. Use IRONCAD COMPOSE to leverage 3D content and manipulate models and assemblies in real time, dramatically reducing time to market.
Actual, Active Collaboration
Much more than just a CAD viewer, IRONCAD COMPOSE is a powerful CAD collaboration software that brings non-engineer stakeholders, such as salespeople and customers, actively into the design process, allowing them to read CAD data, interrogate geometry, add commentary, configure new assemblies, and create renderings and animations — all in real time.
Real-Time Modular Design
If equipped with an IRONCAD parts catalog, IRONCAD COMPOSE can be used by salespeople to create designs from modular components at the point of sale. IRONCAD COMPOSE preserves engineering data, allowing sales to share designs directly with engineering to speed up design-to-production timelines and, if the catalog includes properties such as price and weight, generate a Bill of Materials (BOM) on the spot.