OPUS CAD - 2D and 3D geometry


This module contains all possibilities of NC-specific contour and drill point manipulation. It

the construction of complicated geometries as well as the generation of hole patterns.

(point patterns). The generated geometry can be used as tool, blank, clamping sketch, finished part for

cutting layout or as an NC path.

Geometriy creation

  • Easy geometry creation (2D and 3D) 
  • Direct generation of NC blocks (commented DIN 66025)
  • Transformation, copy and delete functions
  • Correction of the calculated path possible at any time
  • MDI capable (exchange between windows via clipboard)
  • NC-specific contour manipulations: Chamfers, undercuts, fillets, cutter radius compensation and cutter path correction
  • Subsequent insertion and editing of radii and chamfers
  • Reading and saving of individual contours and complete images to the part program, to files or databases
  • Mirroring, rotating and moving of the drawing / machining (2D nd 3D)
  • Transfer of contours from other NC projects
  • Dimensioning functions

CAD data transfer from the design

2D CAD Import

Supported Formats:

  • DXF / DWG
  • IGES 2D
  • A11
  • PIC (CADdy)
  • MI (ME10 - HP)
  • other formats on request

The workpieces designed in the CAD system are taken over by the OPUS system. Thus the renewed definition of contours for the machining operations is not necessary. Elements contained in the drawing can be filtered according to drawing layers, colors and line types. Thus, the processing of the data received from the CAD system can be minimized. The received data can be manipulated in OPUS, according to the required machining, at any time. Important workpiece zero points for the manufacturing can also be set subsequently.


3D CAD Import

Supported formats:

  • ACIS (.sat, .sab)
  • Solidedge (.par, .asm)
  • NX (.prt)
  • JT (.jt)
  • Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b, ...)
  • CATIA V4 (.model)
  • CATIA V5 (.CATpart)
  • Pro/E oder Creo (.prt, .asm)
  • Solidworks (.sldprt, .sldasm)
  • Inventor (.ipt. iam)
  • IGES (.igs, .iges)
  • STEP (.stp, .step)
  • STL (.stl)
  • VDA-FS (.vda)
The OPUS 3D model is based on the ACIS 3D core and allows the quick and easy import of 3D bodies. Contours, drillings and their depths can be taken from the imported bodies. The bodies can be modified in OPUS. (Boolean operations, sections, transformations).Also PMI can be read out and imported into OPUS.

CAD-Converting (Export from OPUS CAD)

Due to the Interop interface used in OPUS, CAD files can not only be imported but also exported. 
Thus OPUS also functions as a CAD converter.

3D CAD Export


From Interop supported formats for writing:

  • ACIS (.sat, .sab)
  • Parasolid (.x_t)
  • CATIA V4 (.model), V5 (.CATpart)
  • IGES (.igs, .iges)
  • STEP (.stp, .step) AP203, AP214, AP242 (nur Geometrie)
  • STL (.stl)
  • VDA-FS (.vda)
  • 3D PDF (.pdf)