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Anark Core Server

Anark Core serves as an automated "data bridge" between enterprise PDM and PLM systems and a wide array of downstream applications and solutions.

Automate CAD Transformation with Anark Core Server

Anark Core Server is a scalable, "headless" server system for high-volume and repeated CAD transformation requirements and is the ideal solution for automatically regenerating downstream manufacturing documents and/or B-rep and mesh geometry for each use-case in the supply chain, each time designs and manufacturing data changes. Recipes created with Anark Core Workstation can be executed recursively on directories or individual parts, or scheduled as jobs for Anark Core Server.

Integrate Anark Core within the Enterprise

For the ultimate automation solution, PDM and PLM systems can send SOAP requests over HTTP or HTTPS protocols to Anark Core Server to trigger transformation recipes whenever a part, product or manufacturing data is changed or updated. Alternatively, Anark Core Server can be scheduled to query PDM and PLM databases "on demand" and select up-to-date or version specific product data.

Anark Core Server runs on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SQL Server (Enterprise Edition). Anark Core Server intelligently distributes transformation jobs across a cluster of server boxes, and across multiple CPU cores, yielding true symmetric multiprocessing.

Supported File Formats

Anark Core supports these file formats:

Import Formats

  • Adobe PDF .pdf
  • Adobe PRC .prc
  • Autodesk DWG (mesh) .dwg
  • Inventor .ipt, .iam
  • CATIA V4 .model, .session, .exp
  • CATIA V5 .CATPRODUCT, .CATPART, .CATSHAPE
  • CATIA V5 (visualization data) .CGR
  • IGES .igs, .iges
  • Siemens JT (Breps and mesh) .jt
  • NX (formerly Unigraphics) .prt
  • Parasolid .x_t, .x_b, .xmt_bin, .xmt_txt
  • Pro/ENGINEER .prt, .asm, .xpr, .xas
  • SolidWorks .sldprt, .sldasm
  • STEP .stp, .step
  • VDA .vda

Export Formats

  • Adobe PDF .pdf
  • Autodesk DWF .dwf
  • Autodesk DWG .dwg
  • Bitmaps .bmp, .gif, .jpg, png, tif
  • Dassault 3D XML .3dxml
  • COLLADA .dae
  • Siemens JT .jt
  • OpenFlight .flt
  • Parasolid .x_t, .x_b
  • STEP .step, .stp
  • VRML .wrl
  • X3D .x3d
  • XML .xml
  • Commas Separated Values .csv

System Requirements: Anark Core Server

  • Intel Xeon 7400 Series processor, 2.0 GHz or faster
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 10+ GB free disk space
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (Standard or Enterprise), SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 (installed if not present)
  • Microsoft IIS 6.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Standard or Enterprise), 32-bit or 64-bit
  • (For low-volume deployments, Microsoft SQL Server Exchange Edition can be used)