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3DVIA Composer V6R2010

A rendering with callouts, created in 3DVIA Composer V6R2010.

A rendering with callouts, created in 3DVIA Composer V6R2010.

Part of Dassault Systemes’ 3DVIA portfolio, 3DVIA Composer lets you reuse your CAD files to produce animations, technical illustrations, presentations, and interactive instructional manuals. In this exercise, the two-week trial software performs handsomely on an IGES file from 3D ContentCentral, only to fall flat when confronted with a SolidWorks file (of the same two-part assembly, downloaded from the same site).

Update: Garth from 3DVIA Composer team explained that the trial version I downloaded for this video was compiled without a SolidWorks translator because including it would make the download too big. If you happen to use the commercial version of 3DVIA Composer, please let me know how well it handles imported SolidWorks files.

For a review of 3DVIA Composer by Josh Mings (better known as SolidSmack), published January 1, 2009, please read the article here.

For more, watch the video clip below:

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About Kenneth

Kenneth Wong has been a regular contributor to the CAD industry press since 2000, first an an editor, later as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications. During his nine-year tenure, he has closely followed the migration from 2D to 3D, the growth of PLM (product lifecycle management), and the impact of globalization on manufacturing. His writings have appeared in Cadalyst, Computer Graphics World, and Manufacturing Business Technology, among others.

4 comments

  1. All SolidWorks customers get a free “SolidWorks Importer” that ships with 3DVIA Composer. This is a DIRECT integration and offers best-in-class integration with SolidWorks data.

    We don’t include it in the free trial that you used, because it inflates the download size.

    Not bad job, considering you have had no training on the product! We could spend 10 minutes with you and advance your knowledge 10-fold. :)

  2. OK, Garth, let’s do that. I’d welcome a Web demo of the additional features in 3DVIA Composer. Email me at kennethwongsf [at] earthlink.net.

  3. HOW TO transfer betwwen 3dsmax and 3dia composer? thanks!

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