At a glance: infra - CONVERT

The ideal software for creating quick and reliable quality control plans (QCP) for FAI or statistical process checks from drawings. With infra - CONVERT you can electronically VDA stamp your drawing (positioning), thereby indexing all the quality-relevant features in drawings.The ideal software for creating quick and reliable quality control plans (QCP) for FAI or statistical process checks from drawings. Withinfra - CONVERT you can electronically VDA stamp your drawing (positioning), thereby indexing all the quality-relevant features in drawings.

Being able to automatically extract dimensional data from 2D-CAD drawings avoids potential data entry errors when creating QCPs and also saves a great deal of time. The software allows you to capture individual or multiple dimensions from selected areas of the drawing or all the dimensional information from the latter with just a few mouse clicks.

General tolerances and dimensions for engineering fit can be extracted automatically from tables, avoiding the tedium and possible error when searching and entering each value individually.

For drawings in pdf or graphics format the software provides a rapid input dialogue for entering dimensional data into the QCP.

Stamped drawings can be printed, plotted or published as a pdf file. Additionally, diagrams can be automatically produced for each feature planned for inclusion in a QCP, to aid visualization of the measurement task where it is carried out.

The quality control plan can also be exported in CSV format for simple planning tasks in Excel, and in DFD data transfer format (Q-DAS®).

Almost all CAQ software systems include an interface to infra - CONVERT allowing you to access drawings from your CAQ system and automatically work up a QCP.

It is also possible to transfer the data from a QCP for an existing drawing to the latest version of the drawing. All unchanged feature data is transferred and you only have to enter the data for features that have been changed.

Users testify to savings of up to 70 %!

Integration of infra - CONVERT into more than 20 leading CAQ-software systems confirms its status as the application of choice for quality control planning.

Functional Overview

Drawing formats supported
  • 2D DXF & 2D DWG formats (up to and including Version AutoCAD 2012)
  • 2D IGES (module IGES)
  • PDF (module GRAPHIC)
  • TIF, JPG, BMP, GIF and PNG (module GRAPHIC)
Output formats supported
  • Q-DAS ASCII transfer format (*.DFD)
  • Microsoft Excel CSV format (*.CSV)
  • Direct interface to CAQ systems
  • Manual selection, area selections, automatic search
  • automatic recognition of dimensions, tolerances, engineering fit, ...
  • support for general tolerances tables, automatic classification (radius, diameter, surface parameters, geometric tolerances...
  • automatic or manual classification from drawing views
  • VDA symbol
  • definitive numbering
  • assignment of stamp number for each view
  • manual re-alignment of stamps
  • manual re-numbering clockwise, XY or multiple stamping of features possible
Features graphics
  • automatic generation of features graphics
  • issued with or without stamp
  • selection of graphic formats
  • black/white or coloured graphics
  • variable size and resolution
  • output of complete drawing and stamp positions in the graphic
System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer+
  • .NET framework 4.0
  • current service packs for the operation system
  • optional: Citrix or terminal server

Example of use

The drawing shows the important functions of automatic features recognition in infra - CONVERT. More information on individual points is provided below.
Recognition dimension tolerances
  • Read-off of upper and lower tolerances from the drawing
Tolerance tables for dimensions lacking tolerances
  • Dimensions can be automatically determined from the table
  • Open interface for tolerance table
Geometric tolerances DIN ISO 1101
  • Recognition of geometric tolerances
  • Recognition of tolerance values
Surfaces according to DIN ISO 4287/DB N31007
  • Recognition of surface area properties
Roundings and chamfers
  • Separate tolerance table for roundings and champfers
Dimensions of angles
  • Separate tolerance tables for angles
Engineering fit, DIN ISO 286 part 2
  • Resolution of engineering fit for upper and lower tolerances (e.g. H7)
Dimensions with min. and max. values
  • Recognition with or without issue of upper or lower tolerance
Help dimensions
  • Help dimensions can be ignored during recognition
  • Selectable recognition with or without general tolerances
View stamps
  • Clockwise stamps
  • Click sequenced stamps
  • Separate numerial circles per view
Attributive features
  • Stamp texts
  • Additional numbering
  • Individual positioning of stamps
  • Multiple stamps per feature
  • Features independent of CAD
Info tip Feature recognition depends on the quality of the CAD drawing. ELIAS GmbH cannot be held responsible for any lack of required information in a drawing. Examples cited on the web site are intended as demonstrations of selected functionalities of the product and cannot be used as the basis of any claims or otherwise against ELIAS GmbH. All rights reserved.

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