Siemens PLM Software designs PLM Components, enterprise software solutions which enable diverse manufacturing enterprises to seamlessly share information and data with their partners and suppliers regardless of the PLM applications used by the different organizations.
The JT Open Program, one of the various enterprise software solutions from PLM Software, is a unique program focused on independent software vendors and end users of software who are all committed to standardizing on the JT visualization format for visualization, collaboration and data-sharing. This influential community of users, software vendors, and interested parties spanning the PLM value chain are able to exchange 3D data for the purposes of visualization, collaboration and data sharing.
This enterprise software solution already enjoys widespread use in the automobile and aerospace industries and is equally suitable for all manufacturing industry applications.
Software product development organizations have developed translators from the popular MCAD systems into JT. It is nearly always the only format common to the major applications that might be used in enterprises.
JT data can be very lightweight, holding little more than facet data or it can be richer and hold associations to the original CAD information, assemblies, product structure, geometry, attributes, meta data and PMI. It supports multiple tessellations and level-of-detail generation.
The data in the JT enterprise software solutions are is well suited to visualization applications. The JT Open Toolkit provides API access to the JT information in a manner that allows the visualization application to configure or render the data most consistently with their paradigm.
The JT Open Toolkit and JT data are well suited to support collaboration applications which revolve around product structure integration, design-in-context, or design reviews.
The JT Open Toolkit and JT data are well suited to providing an enhanced capability within a multi-CAD design paradigm. Lightweight representations can be used for design-in-context, with the ability to delve into the precise representations if actual model information is needed for design operations.