Version 5.0 of Kineo software components for path planning, collision detection and cable simulation is now available. Major new developments include:
Kineo Flexible Cables
The first release of this new software component has been developed with a specific focus on applications in robotics. The cables that power articulated robot systems are prone to failure as a result of repeated stress and collisions in the operating environment. These risks are minimised by optimising dynamic cable performance and reducing material stresses in a virtual prototype.
Kineo Flexible Cables enable you to model collision-free cable behaviour in motion simulation applications.
Building applications that benefit from software components for path-planning, collision detection and cable simulation is easier than ever with the launch of KineoWorks Interact.
This user-friendly tool enables you to customise a rich graphical user interface for developing your own sophisticated application based on our technologies.
KineoWorks interact is perfect for OEMs and System Integrators with limited software development resources, who recognise the value in developing state-of-the-art software solutions for robot simulation, digital mock-up, accessibility studies and related applications.
KineoWorks and Kineo Collision Detector
KineoWorks now offers an integrated tool for computing an envelope around static and moving parts. In the case of static parts or assemblies, this “wrapping” capability generates very light-weight data representations.
User-defined levels of tessellation enable you to represent space allocation, without exposing confidential product detail. In the case of moving parts, a comprehensive “swept volume” enables you to determine space allocation for moving parts.
Kineo Collision Detector now offers direct support for collision and clearance analysis on point clouds, with no need to convert the point cloud data.
Both components also benefit from a new C# interface, support Visual Studio 2015 as well as compatibility with the new KineoWorks Interact product for developing rich applications quickly and easily