At the beginning of the validation process, CAD models, e.g. NX and JT, are selected for comparison and sent via the SWAN data exchange system to the SWAN server, which is located in the SWANcloud. SWAN users with a special user authorization are used for the validation process, based on which the costs are later determined according to a pay-per-use model.
There are different starting points for sending data, depending on the connection type. If the PDM system is coupled with SWAN, data transfer takes place directly there. Cloud users start their data transfer via a browser and OFTP users in their OFTP system. Regardless of which channel the data comes through, within SWANcloud the CAD models are transferred to the CADvalidator via an automated interface.
The CADvalidator compares the models and generates a report, which is provided to the user in the form of a deep link.
Finally, the report dynamically links the validation results with the original input data in form of a web application and visualizes them in a highly dynamic way using instant3Dhub.
The use of cloud technology as the basis for the various services – validation and visualization – ensures dynamic linking of the corresponding data, scaling of the building blocks, as well as availability for any end devices.