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Features of the 3D-Tool Versions

Free Viewer, Basic, Advanced and Premium

Function Description





3D-NativeCAD Converter
CATIA V4/V5/V6, Pro/Engineer, Creo, Inventor, UG/Siemens NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Rhino, STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT, Parasolid, DWG, DXF and JT files convert in the formats CATIA, STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT, SAB, X_T, ASAT and STL.

3D Premium Import
Premium interfaces for 3D models from CATIA V4/V5/V6 , Pro/Engineer, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, UG/Siemens NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Rhino, JT, DWG, DXF, STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT, SAB, X_T and X_B.

2D Premium Import
Premium interfaces for 2D drawings from CATIA V5/V6 and SolidWorks.

3D-PMI Display
Display of 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) for native 3D models from CATIA V5/V6, Pro/Engineer, Creo, UG/Siemens NX, SolidWorks and the JT and 3DXML formats.

3D Advanced Import
3D Advanced formats: STEP, IGES, VDA, SAT and PARASOLID

3D Basic Import
3D Basic formats: STL, VRML, 3MF, SLP, XGL, OBJ, PLY, 3DS, ASC, IV

Import STL and 3MF  files
Import of 3D models in STL and 3MF format.

2D Basic Import
2D formats: DXF, DWG, HPGL and HPGL2

Load multiple files simultaneously
Merge multiple 3D-models and 2D-drawings.

Load 3D-Tool EXE/DDD files
Import 3D-Tool EXE and DDD files.

Program styles
Different color styles of the user interface

Hide and show parts
Hide and show parts, assemblies, and models.

Change the display of parts
Change the color of parts and assemblies, switch them transparent, and show them in different render modes, e.g. shaded, shaded with edges, hidden lines.

Cross sections
Create cross sections of the model, its assemblies and parts.
Save the cross section line to a DXF-file.

Assembly explode
Create exploded views of the model.

Combine Custom Views to animations.

Position and copy parts
Move, rotate, mirror, scale, and copy parts.

Property Editor
Change names, colors, and transparencies of parts and assemblies.

Position and align models.

Delete faces, reposition flipped faces, and connect open edges.

Place models on a Rapid Prototyping System platform.

Support of 3D mouses
Use 3Dconnexion 3D mouses e.g. SpaceNavigator, SpaceExplorer, SpacePilot, SpaceTraveller.

Measure distance, angle, diameter, edge length, wall thickness, surface area, clearance, minimal box, and contour.

Measure distance, angle, line length, radius and diameter.

Model Compare
Graphically highlight the differences between two models.

Tooling Analysis
Display drafts, undercuts and calculate the projected area.

Wall Thickness Analysis
Calculate and display the wall thicknesses of a model.

Model Info
Display the volume, the surface area, the dimensions, the weight, and the center of mass of models and parts.

Bill of Material (BOM)
Create bills of material and copy them to the Clipboard.

User-defined reports (BOM, model overview, dimensions, weights) and report output as PDF, RTF and HTML.

Custom Views
Save any 3D or 2D view as Custom View. Custom Views contain the state and orientation of the model as well as all display settings.

Custom View Editor
Change the order and the names of Custom Views.

Create 3D-notes on the model.

Create redline markups (arrows, circles, sketches) in 2D drawings.

Insert pictures and text
Insert text and pictures in 2D-drawings and in the background of the 3D-view.

Publish EXE and DDD files
Publish 3D-models and 2D-drawings together with the 3D-Tool Viewer as directly executable EXE-files. DDD-files can be viewed using the 3D-Tool Free Viewer.

Publish 3D-PDF-files
Publish models as 3D-PDF files to be viewed with the Acrobat Reader version 7.0.7 or higher.

Save as STL, VRML, PLY, 3DS, OBJ and U3D
Export the models from the 3D-Tool Viewer as faceted data (MESH) into STL, VRML, PLY, 3DS, OBJ, and U3D.

Capture to Clipboard
Select and copy a section of the screen to the Clipboard.

Print any 3D and 2D view or a combination of views.

Create PNG/BMP/JPG pictures
Save any 3D or 2D view or combination of views as PNG, BMP, or JPG file.

Animation export as AVI video
Export animations created with 3D-Tool as AVI video.