By DE Editors
VX Corporation (Melbourne, FL) released its new Show-n-Tell communication tool, which is built into VX CAD/CAM to deliver onscreen step-by-step lessons and automate design review and markup as a 3D Markup tool.
The Show-n-Tell tutorial is launched by loading a VX file. Users can step back and forth with a click of a button and all instructions are onscreen — eliminating the need to flip back to a video or hold a book open. With Show-n-Tell tutorials, there are no video drivers or codecs to install or reams of paper to print.
Show-n-Tell authoring is simple enough that a user can use it for both design review and markup. Show-n-Tell users can point out problem areas on a model or drawing by simply creating annotations and pressing a record button to capture the view orientation and zoom state. The person reviewing can click through the recorded slides/steps. The reviewer can, at any point, rotate, measure, and dynamically slice the model or zoom in on a detail drawing, then quickly return to the slides that the author intended for them to see. This is all done without having to load special viewing software.
3D models, showing the expected result, can be rotated and zoomed, giving the user better feedback and understanding. Users work at their own pace, plus VX allows users to save the Show-n-Tell tutorial session and reload it at a later date. Along with the new tutorials, users can launch the new QuickTips instructions from the help menu.
QuickTips covers common questions and provides productivity tips using videos, stills, and text instructions. VX will initially include four Show-n-Tell tutorials with the release of this new enhancement, and plans are already in the works to make more available for download in the future (parametric and open shape modeling; sketching; assembly; drafting; 2X and 3XCAM; automated hole drilling; importing and healing; part splitting; electrodes; direct editing; morphing; surfacing; and reverse engineering).
For details, contact VX Corporation.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.