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Pick of the Week: Sescoi Releases WorkXPlore 3D Version 3

Sescoi USA Inc. (Southfield, MI) has released Version 3 of WorkXPlore 3D, its high-speed CAD viewer, mark-up, and analysis software. This latest version has been enhanced with new CAD import/export capabilities, BREP technology, and a new library of surface textures.

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WorkXPlore 3D, says Sescoi, can increase collaboration, productivity, and effectiveness throughout cross-functional product development activities including design, process development, manufacturing, quality, sales and customer communication, purchasing, and product documentation. The software is said to be easy to use, enabling users without CAD expertise to explore 2D/3D CAD files.

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Among the features WorkXPlore 3D provides are the ability to make a variety of measurements on 3D parts; dynamic cross-sectional visualizations; the ability to add dimensional and geometric measurements, annotations, and labels to a 3D model; and analysis tools for determining undercut areas, plane surfaces, thickness, volumes, surfaces, and weight. The software also provides a toolset for simplifying and optimizing 3D model processing, including 3D file comparisons, exploded views, and simple or complex cinematic animations.

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WorkXPlore 3D enables users to build unified prototypes or 3D models from files imported from various CAD applications, allowing users to work on model set up and improvements before committing time and resources to creating a real prototype. The software can import models from a range of CAD packages and formats, including ACIS, CATIA V4V5/V6, IGES, ISO toolpaths, NX (Unigraphics) Parasolid, PTC Creo (Pro/E), Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL (binary and ASCII), and WorkNC geometry and toolpaths. Export interfaces include IGES, STL, VRML, and WorkNC CAM geometry. Version 3 has been extended with new Autodesk Inventor and JT import functionality and STEP and IGES export capabilities.

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Sescoi describes WorkXPlore 3 Version 3 as a major release that incorporates such new technology as BREPs for higher accuracy as well as the ability to stitch together discontinuities in the geometry of such forms as cylinders, toroids, and cones. The latter, says the company, offers users advantages in volume calculations, draft angle checking, and edge detection.

The company reports that WorkXPlore recognizes edges and faces intelligently, enabling models and STL files to be imported and rationalized into entities that can be measured and analyzed. New dimensioning functions in Version 3 allow the positioning of text and the ability to find items such as mid and center points along the wire frame geometry.

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Version 3 brings new analyses functions such as the projection of a 3D model for creating an object that represents a projected area of an element on one plane. Further enhancements in WorkXPlore 3D include the ability to open several models in the same session; apply compound transformations to imported geometry; and display different types of surfaces such as concave, convex, planar, and cylindrical. A new library of surface textures enhances the software’s imaging capabilities.

A Windows-based application, Version 3 of WorkXPlore 3D has also been enhanced with 64-bit technology for speedier operation, according to the company. WorkXPlore 3D is a licensed application, available in three commercial versions — WorkXPlore 3D Manufacturing Pro, WorkXPlore 3D Collaborative, and WorkXPlore 3D Pro Viewer — that, the company says, can be mixed and matched. A complimentary viewer is also available for download. For complete information on WorkXPlore 3D Version 3, visit Sescoi USA.

Click here to download a chart comparing the different versions of WorkXPlore 3D.

Go here to download a 30-day trial copy of WorkXPlore 3D Manufacturing Pro.

Check out some WorkXPlore 3D video tutorials.

Read the case study “WorkXPlore 3D Opens CAD Models from 99 Percent of Sources for Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer.”

Read the case study “Sescoi Enables Fast Quotations and Flexible Management at Pentaxia.”

See why DE’s editors selected WorkXPlore 3D Version 3 as their Pick of the Week.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

About Anthony J. Lockwood

Anthony J. Lockwood is Desktop Engineering's Editor-at-Large. Contact him via de-editors@deskeng.com.
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