Mobile CAD announced the release of vueCAD, a professional CAD viewer for the iPad. Version 4.5 is now available in the Apple App Store.
Users can control the 3D model with a finger, explore an assembly with tree view and turn on/off subassemblies and parts, and extract dimensions with measure. Users can instantly change the background, transparency, textures, and drawing colors, then markup and share a screenshot immediately via e-mail. Turning on the camera allows users to view the design in the real world or change the render engine to see blueprint-style with hidden line.
vueCAD supports all major mesh formats including STL, PLY, OBJ, Blender, Collada and many of the Autodesk formats. Available as in-app purchases, users can add support for STEP, JT, IGES, SolidWorks, Catia V5/V4/CGR, Unigraphics, Pro/E, Autodesk Inventor, SolidEdge, VDA, ACIS and Parasolids.
New in version 4.5 is support for assemblies, a tree view for visibility control, new functionality for sectioning, and a new render engine with the ability to show blueprint-style with hidden line and cartoon or cell shading. Additional render styles will be included in future releases.
The solution is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
For more information, visit Mobile CAD.
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