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The SolidView Product Family

SolidView/Pro

Open and View Parasolid, IGES, CATIA, STEP and other CAD Formats

SolidView/Pro is the centerpiece product and is offered at $495. The greatest benefit of SolidView/Pro is the ability to open native CAD files without having to own expensive CAD software. Simply purchase the specific format(s) you need for popular CAD programs. In addition, SolidView/Pro can translate, scale, rotate, mirror, and combine 3D data, and perform complex measurements. It can publish SVD files to be opened with SolidView and SolidView/Lite. It also includes a mold analysis feature. Network licenses are available.

The following features are included with SolidView/Pro:

  • View and Print STL, SVD, and SolidWorks formats
  • Measure SVD, STL, and SolidWorks formats
  • Create PLY files
  • Create SVD files
  • View 2D drawings
  • Translate
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Mirror
  • Combine
  • CAD Formats Available
  • Network Licenses Available

3D Import Formats


Format(s) Description
Additive Manufacturing
.amf
AutoCAD
.dxf
.dwg
Polygon
.ply
SolidView
.sfx
.svd
SolidWorks Display List
.sldasm
.sldprt
STL
.stl
VRML
.wrl
Wavefront
.obj

3D Export Formats


Format(s) Description
STL
.stl
Polygon
.ply
SolidView
.svd

2D Import Formats


Format(s) Description
AutoCAD
.dxf
.dwg
Raster
.bmp
.dwg
.gif
.jpg
.tif
.exif
.png
Text
.rtf
.txt
.wri
Vector
.emf
.wmf

2D Export Formats


Format(s) Description
Raster
.bmp
.gif
.jpg
.tif
.exif
.png
Vector
.emf
.dwf

Optional 3D Import Formats - CAD Interfaces


Format(s) Description
Autodesk Inventor
.ipt
.iam
ACIS
.sat
.sab
CATIA V4
.session
.model
.exp
CATIA V5
.catpart
.catproduct
.cgr
IGES
.iges
.igs
.vda
Pro/E
.prt
.asm
STEP
.stp
.step
Parasolid
.x_b
.x_t
SDRC Web Access
.idi
.mca
SolidEdge
.par
.asm
.psm
.dft
SolidWorks Geometry
.sldprt
.slddrw
Unigraphics
.prt

Just about anywhere you see a 2D engineering drawing, you can use the SolidView family of products instead. By giving everyone involved in the product development and support process a 3D view they can move, scale, rotate and measure, you increase their understanding of the data and improve their productivity. The advantages of SolidView over 2D drawings include:

  • Users can view and measure the 3D data
  • Valuable engineering time is not wasted on creating 2D drawings
  • Users can directly view up-to-date CAD data instead of outdated 2D drawings
  • Complex designs and assemblies can be viewed on a low-cost PC, saving plotting paper and supplies and reducing the security risk of drawing disposal

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  • Assembly Instructions
    Assembly Instructions

    SolidView/Pro's Scene Save and Replay function, combined with the free SolidView/Lite viewer, is a powerful tool for creating 3D assembly instructions. Since a fully-functioning copy of SolidView/Lite can be installed on a CD, end-users do not need to purchase or install any software in order to view the assembly instructions.

    Key SolidView features used in creating 3D assembly instructions are:

    • Scene Save and Replay: Create 3D slide shows that can be scaled and rotated giving the end-user the ability to create any view necessary to understand the instructions
    • Extensive annotation features including notes, text, arrows and images
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer ensures that everyone involved can have a 3D view of the design
    • Simple, easy to learn view control tools
  • Design Collaboration
    Design Collaboration

    SolidView/Pro's slide advanced measurement and mark-up capabilities, along with the free SolidView/Lite viewer, makes it possible to discuss complex design issues with someone next door, or on the other side of the world. Author registration and review features make it easy to keep track of annotations and the small size of .SVD files makes it possible to exchange even complex designs over the Internet.

    Key SolidView features used in design collaboration are:

    • Scene Save and Replay: Create 3D slide shows that can be scaled and rotated to easily communicate complex design issues
    • Extensive annotation features including notes, text, arrows and images
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer ensures that everyone involved can have a 3D view of the design
  • Design Reviews
    Design Reviews

    SolidView's extensive, yet easy-to-use viewing controls, along with a full suite of markup and annotation tools, makes it easy to document and explain complex designs.

    Key SolidView features used in design reviews are:

    • Scene Save and Replay: Create 3D slide shows that can be scaled and rotated to easily communicate complex design issues
    • Extensive annotation features including notes, text, arrows and images
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer ensures that everyone involved can have a 3D view of the design
  • Manufacturing Quotes
    Manufacturing Quotes

    SolidView's multiple CAD formats along with fast and accurate calculation of volume, surface area, mold area, and other parameters make it easy to quickly respond to your customers' RFQs. Measurement tools for measuring wall thickness, draft angles and other features make it possible to quickly identify design issues that impact manufacturing costs.

    Key SolidView features used in manufacturing quoting are:

    • Direct CAD formats that enable you to read your customers' native CAD files
    • Fast and accurate calculation of mass properties
    • Advanced measurement tools for identifying design features that are difficult or costly to manufacture
    • Low cost and easy to learn interface makes it possible to deploy SolidView throughout your sales and customer support organizations
  • Online Catalogs
    Online Catalogs

    SolidView/Pro's Scene Save and Replay make it possible to create web or CD-based interactive catalogs where customers can easily view and measure product information. Interactive catalogs created with SolidView/Pro give potential customers access to the product information they need by allowing them to extract measurements and create views themselves.

    Key SolidView features used in creating online catalogs are:

    • Scene Save and Replay
    • Integrated 2D and 3D View and Markup
    • Measurement tools
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer
  • Project Management
    Project Management

    With SolidView/Pro's direct CAD formats, everyone involved in a project, from management to manufacturing, can have instant access to the latest CAD data, without the time and expense of CAD systems. SolidView's easy to learn user interface allows non-CAD users to view and measure design data, without any risk that they will modify or damage the actual CAD data.

    Key SolidView features used in project management are:

    • Direct CAD formats that enable users to read native CAD data, without a CAD system.
    • Advanced measurement tools
    • Low cost and easy to learn interface makes it possible to deploy SolidView throughout your organization
  • Request for Quote/Proposal
    Request for Quote/Proposal

    SolidView/Pro's Scene Save and Replay feature can be used to create electronic RFP/RFQ documents, enabling potential suppliers to quickly and easily evaluate your 3D designs. Giving suppliers access to the 3D data improves their understanding of the design, which in turn results in faster and more accurate quotes.

    Key SolidView features used in creating electronic RFP/RFQ documents are:

    • Scene Save and Replay
    • Direct CAD formats
    • Extensive annotation capability
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer
  • Shop Floor
    Shop Floor

    SolidView's easy to learn and use interface, coupled with the free SolidView/Lite viewer, makes it an ideal solution for shop floor viewing and measuring.

    Key SolidView features used in viewing are:

    • Very easy to learn and use - no formal training required
    • Direct CAD format provides access to up-to-date-CAD data
    • Extensive measurement capability
    • Free SolidView/Lite viewer
  • Technical Illustrations
    Technical Illustrations

    SolidView's hidden line and shaded image display features make it ideal for creating images for technical illustrations.

    Key SolidView features used in creating images for technical illustrations are:

    • Direct CAD format
    • Hidden line and shaded view displays
    • High-resolution image save
    • Simple, easy to learn view control tools
  • Visualization
    Visualization

    SolidView's high performance graphics along with simple view control tools, makes it ideal for visualizing complex designs and assemblies.

    Key SolidView features used visualization are:

    • High-performance OpenGL graphics
    • Direct CAD formats
    • Simple, easy to learn view control tools