Function Overview

Free Viewer, Basic, Advanced and Premium

Function Description

FreeViewer

Basic

Advanced

Premium

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-Dateien 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 files
Import 3D models in STL 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.

Animation
Combine a series of Custom Views to create animations.

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

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

Placement
Position and align parts.

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

RP-Layout
Place parts on a Rapid Prototyping System platform.

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

3D-Dimensions
Measure distance, angle, diameter, edge length, wall thickness, surface area, clearance, and minimal box.

2D-Dimensions
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 and the weight of models and parts.

Custom Views
Save any 3D or 2D view as a 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.

3D-Annotations
Create 3D-notes on the model.

2D-Annotations
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 separate 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
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.