MONTREAL — NexGen (www.nexgenergo.com) has released HumanCAD V5, ths company’s most advanced digital human modeling solution. HumanCAD is a human modeling tool that creates digital humans in a three-dimensional environment in which a variety of ergonomic and human factor analysis can be performed. The tool aids users with the design of products and workplaces by determining what humans of different sizes can see, reach or lift. HumanCAD can import and export files in a variety of CAD file formats.
New features in Version 5.0 include additional anthropometric databases for UK, Japan, USA, India and more; new discomfort/comfort analysis tools; updates to the ErgoTools module; and the ability to add captured postures using Microsoft Kinect. The animation module has also been enhanced to include a choice of interpolation, option to save as a video file and an option to interface with selected ErgoTools.
The first version of the ManneQuin/HumanCAD series of human modeling solutions was released in 1990. Since then, thousands of users worldwide have used these solutions. HumanCAD’s digital human modeling technology is an important tool in determining the human fit of products and workplaces before they are built. HumanCAD-MQSW is a Solidworks plug-in.