The Lagoa integration allows engineers to quickly produce product renderings from within GrabCAD Workbench. The integration with Lagoa eases workflows, with no need for exporting and importing between the programs, the company says.
“GrabCAD users love rendering, so it was important for us to deliver high-quality and high-performance rendering functionality as part of the GrabCAD experience,” said Hardi Meybaum, CEO of GrabCAD. “We’ve chosen to work with Lagoa because it delivers the high-quality results GrabCAD users expect without forcing users out of the GrabCAD application. This integration makes it easier to get started, and combines ease of use with top-tier capabilities like HDR environments and advanced materials effects, without downloads or installations. We’re excited to offer this to Workbench users.”
Lagoa’s 3D platform can be used with GrabCAD via the open Lagoa API.
Users select a file to render in GrabCAD Workbench, then select “Open in Lagoa.” After a user has selected a model, they can modify materials, add lighting, select “Render,” and complete the process. They can save images back to their GrabCAD project. For engineers who want to use Lagoa in Workbench, GrabCAD is providing an introductory offer of two free hours of Lagoa processing time per month.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.