When two parts collide

Cambridge, England-based D-Cubed are releasing the latest version of their CDM collision detection software later this month. Using the new version, dubbed version 2.8.0, users will be able to stop a computation after the first collision is found, to find all parts that collide, to find all faces that collide, and to identify for any part the list of other parts with which it is colliding.

The CDM software is based on a range of novel algorithms specifically designed to detect collisions on accurate solids in an interactive assembly environment, rather than being derived from the traditional, and intensive, Boolean approach.

Commonly used in conjunction with D-Cubed’s 3D DCM interactive assembly part positioning and kinematic solving software, CDM allows designers to interact with their assembly models with a heightened sense of realism and solidity, eliminating design errors caused by interpenetrating parts.

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