Vero Software’s powerful 3-D CAD viewer and analyser, WorkXplore, is now available for trial and purchase directly over the internet..
Both novices and experienced users can build virtual unified prototypes or 3D models imported from a wide range of file formats, including Catia, NX, Parasolid, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, STEP, IGES and many more. The software saves the native CAD data in its own lightweight format, meaning manufacturers can carry out tasks such as calculating surface areas and volumes, and measuring thickness, dimensions and angles without requiring the original CAD information.
WorkXplore Product Manager Massimo Vergerio says: “Users don’t have to worry about format compatibility, or what CAD system their customers use. And a stand-alone lightweight application enables users to easily sends 3D parts to colleagues and sub-contractors through the internet, where recipient can immediately display and work on the 3D model.”
The latest version of WorkXplore contains many items of updated functionality, including for its translators:
- 3D PDF support for mesh writing
- JTOpen support for mesh writing
- Reader and writer support for MEG files
It is now possible to write solid and mesh models into the 3D PDF and JTOpen formats, and the resulting files will contain mesh entities. Solid and mesh models can also be exported in the MEG format used by Vero Software’s production machining CAD/CAM solution, Edgecam. In addition, MEG files can be imported into WorkXplore. The translators support most file formats, including DXF/DWG, IGESW, Inventor, Parasolid, SolidWorks, Rhino, Pro/E – Creo, several versions of Catia, and several others.
As well as the enhancements to the translators, updates have been made to WorkXplore 2017 R1’s curvature analysis. The object being analysed can now be displayed with colours corresponding to curvature radius values defined as ranges. New radius values can be added and edited interactively, and colours can be displayed in either flat or gradient mode. The software now comes with the option to show or hide toolbar button captions, meaning it is now possible to choose whether the toolbar button captions are displayed or not. The option is set in the application parameter window.
For more information: www.workxplore.com