Michael Carpenter, Baytech Plastic Inc., USA
“Your product is easier to work, than any other viewing program that I have tried. It is as simple as a Word Pad document, but with the translation power of most high end cad programs. Our Program Managers, some whom do not come from an engineering schooling background, have almost no learning curve.”
Erik Raun Jensen, Danfoss Electronic Controls & Sensors, Denmark
“I use 3D-Tool to collaborate with suppliers and customers. Especially exporting an exe file with custom views and notes is very useful. Instead of my daily CAD system, I use 3D-Tool for draft and thickness analyses.”
Steve T. Simon, Martinez & Turek Inc., USA
“Since the engineering dept. here at Martinez & Turek introduced 3D-Tool to the shop it has been an extremely valuable tool. It allows shop personnel to access models for missing dimensions on prints and to view parts and tools in expanded views to better understand the method of fabrication. Martinez & turek specializes in first time proto-type tooling and flight parts that have never been built before. 3D-Tool aids us in building our parts and tools right the first time.”
Colin Gradwell , Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Limited, United Kingdom
“I have used a number of tools similar in concept to your tool. All have offered much and delivered little and yet your tool is quite exceptional...please keep up the good work.”
Paul Schwendinger, Honeywell, USA
“Collaboration locally, nationally, and internationally is critical to developing successful products.
3D-Tool facilitates fast, efficient, detailed collaboration and allows our product development teams to perform at their best.”
Naoki Ito, Alps Electric Co. LTD., Japan
“It is the maximum charm of this tool that three-dimensional design information can be easily distributed as an executable file to various people without any expertise and installation work.
In particular, this software is very useful for me to communicate with customers, co-workers and so on. Further reason I recommend this software is, that it can be used in comfort due to its fast, smooth, stress-free and bug-free performance.”
Dimitrijs Maruscaks, Tehnoart, Latvia
“Great 3D idea presentation and animation tool that reads faultlessly complicated 3D industrial and design file formats.”
Constantin Tiba, Presstran Industries Cosma International, USA
“Regarding 3D – Tool – we believe it is a great product and I was recommending it to our business partners. I am not a frequent user but I can see people using it and being able to solve tasks I had to do before. Most people just need to see how a part looks like or measure some dimensions and it's always better to work with native files instead of translations. NX and CATIA are expensive software packages and we cannot afford to buy more seats, but 3D-Tool solved this issue, now anyone can open native UG or CATIA file and even translate them to IGES or STEP if needed. We might look into purchasing more licenses next year.”
Peter Jonas, Mervyn Jones Pty Ltd, Australia
“Since November 2007 we have been using the 3D-Tool software regularly to visualize IGES, STEP, and Parasolid files. We were very happy with the kind of sectioning the software offered on 3D objects, but it would have been even more useful, if the resulting 2D section curves were able to be output in DXF format for further processing in our 2D CAD software we use to prepare engineering drawings.
So, shortly after purchasing this product we approached the developers to incorporate this additional functionality in the 3D-Tool software. We then received what we thought was a standard reply, that the request would be assessed and possibly acted upon in future releases. We never actually thought more of it thereafter. However, when earlier this year we upgraded to release 8.5 we were very pleasantly surprised that the extra feature had actually been added to the program. Top marks for customer service for a top class product. Thank you.”
Wayne R Anderson, MICO, USA
“Although I utilize 3-D Tool daily for my developments, it has been a major impact of meeting efficiency and clarity.
Developments: As much as a appreciate Pro-E (Creo-2) for development, 3-D Tool allows me to quickly investigate and document critical design parameters. For example, the fact that you can have a cross-section of an assembly with the ability to control individual component cross-sections allows me to view and document critical design parameters. This is similar to a physical assembly of parts within a housing (holding the parts) machined to show these internal components. In addition, a simple click of a component can change many other features instantaneously (shading, color, transparency, etc.)
Documenting 3-D Tool files into Power-Point, Word (etc.) is quick and more crisp than using Pro-E. Making a video of moving parts and including the video along with various saved window-views in one file (executable, free for distributing) is invaluable.
The “show-only” and “show-all” commands are really effective, as well as the ease of finding a component in the BOM (utilizing a simple right-click option).
Presentations and Remote Meetings: 3-D Tool has provided expedient, clear and to-the-point presentations possible. Manipulating parts and functions on the fly is more time efficient and clearer than using Pro-E directly. Graphic designers at our company do not need to alter or compose their own rendition of a snap-shot of a 3-D Tool generated file; this has not been possible with Pro-E.”