The 3D-Tool CAD-Viewer version 10 has been released. The solution displays 3D models without the need for a CAD program.
3D-Tool Version 10 has a clearly arranged user interface focused on practical, everyday functions, the company says. It provides the dimensions, the surface area and the volume for all parts of a model. Distances, angles and radii can be measured with simple mouse clicks further simplified by an intelligent pre-selection of measurement references. The parts of a model can be exploded automatically or by dragging them with the mouse.
For coordination or presentation purposes, the model can be published together with the viewer as a standalone 3D-Tool file and used on any PC. In addition to sharing a model as executable 3D-Tool file, the system can publish models as a 3D-PDF file for the Acrobat Reader and as well as full-scale printouts and high-resolution image files.
There are three versions of 3D-Tool available that differ in the supported 3D file formats. 3D-Tool Premium has the most extensive 3D interfaces which includes the standard formats such as STEP, IGES and Parasolid and native formats: CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Creo, Inventor, Unigraphics and SolidWorks. Additionally, it includes a converter that converts the native models to standard file formats. All versions of 3D-Tool support 2D drawings in the DWG, DXF and HPGL file format.
For more information, visit 3D-Tool.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.