LiteMachine enables the production planning department to do cost analysis in a very lean process based on JT. LiteMachine performs an automatic feature and color detection and groups the operations for NC programming.

With the analysis of the 3D CAD model machining objects, e.g. drilling or pocket types are identified separately for drilling and milling operations and stored automatically into the machining plan.

During part design the engineer colors features dedicated to specific manufacturing operations. LiteMachine recognizes these features, calculates required feature information like hole diameter and length and groups these features by color. In addition, the material removal is calculated based on the raw material that can be positioned in relation to the final part.

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The result information is stored in an xml file that can be passed to an ERP system.


From Multi-CAD workflow to unified process using JT as process format
Instead of managing different CAD formats, only one file format (JT) is used in downstream processes. 

Shorten the time from design to manufacturing
By reducing and eliminating many standard engineering work by using an easy to use and optimized application for the production planning team. 


  • Feature recognition
  • Calculate machining parameter
  • Group features
  • Create machining plan
  • Calculate raw material
  • Create XML for ERP system

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LiteBox3D Desktop

LiteBox3D is an easy to use JT viewer, based on the specification of the JT ISO standard. Moreover PLMXML, STEP AP242 XML and TIFF files are supported. This free of cost desktop viewer can be extended with add-on applications for IP protection, model comparison and quality validation. LiteBox3D Pro extends the capabilities of the free viewer with redlining, 3DHTML export, etc. For further details refer to the feature list below.