3D-Tool simplifies and speeds up the analysis, presentation and communication of CAD data. The viewer dynamically displays CAD models in 3D and 2D. Complete projects can be saved into one compact EXE-File which for example might be sent by email. The recipient doesn’t need an expensive CAD system or 3D-Tool licenses to view the models. The EXE-Files contain the viewer and the data and need no further installation to start up. The intuitive interface allows a close examination of the design without special CAD skills. So 3D-Tool eases the coordination inside the project team or with other parties such as customers and suppliers.
In the viewer single parts and complex assemblies can be organized and edited as well as shown or hidden. It is quick and easy to add annotations and dimensions, to create cross sections or to change colors. The “Assembly Explode” tool allows users to create exploded views of the model without losing the original positions of its elements. With the “Animation” tool it is possible to arrange these assembly explodes and other user-defined “Custom Views” to create continuous animations. The animations can be played directly in 3D-Tool or exported as AVI video. A full screen mode is available for presentations. Any view can be printed separately or in combination with others, or can be exported as a picture file.
V8 is available in two versions – “Basic” and “Advanced”. The basic version supports common formats such as STL, VRML, SLP and 3DS. The advanced interface additionally supports STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT and PARASOLID files. Both versions support the 2D formats DXF, DWG and HPGL. So 3D-Tool can be used in combination with most Mechanical CAD systems like Pro/Engineer, CATIA,
Unigraphics, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, AutoCAD und Autodesk Inventor.
The latest version 8 is downloadable from www.3D-Tool.de and can be evaluated for 14 days, unrestricted and without obligation, after requesting a free Trial Key.
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