CAD Exchanger v3.8.0 Released for 3D CAD Viewer

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, Apr 27, 2020 – CAD Exchanger announces the release of CAD Exchanger 3.8.0 – easy-to-use 3D CAD viewer and converter.

CAD Exchanger 3.8.0 features:

  • 4 new file formats: PTC Creo, Siemens NX, 3MF and DXF
  • PMI support improvements
  • Support of exploded views in CAD Exchanger SDK
  • Improvements of C# and Java support in CAD Exchanger SDK

New file formats: PTC Creo, Siemens NX, 3MF and DXF

PTC Creo and Siemens NX are used by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide, therefore import of its native files is especially valuable for CAD Exchanger audience.

“By introducing new formats we help our end-users to expand their business by enabling collaboration with a broader range of partners, suppliers and customers as CAD Exchanger allows them to speak more and more ‘CAD languages’.” says Roman Lygin, CEO and Founder, CAD Exchanger.

3MF and DXF formats, popular among 3D printing and AEC professionals, are also supported in CAD Exchanger 3.8.0. Thus, CAD Exchanger supports more than 20 key file formats. We continue to grow the list of supported formats to make CAD Exchanger the best solution in class.

JT: export of semantic PMI and PMI associations

CAD Exchanger 3.8.0 delivers the ability to export semantic PMI (Product and Manufacturing Information) and PMI associations (interconnections between PMI and B-Rep faces and edges). Thus 3.8.0 users will be able to import and export graphical and semantical PMI.

SOLIDWORKS: Viewing polygonal representations

SOLIDWORKS format was the first proprietary file format to be added to CAD Exchanger. It’s actively used by our users and we regularly receive feedback on it. Majority of the requests were tied with the ability to work with massive assemblies carrying external references.

To simplify the work with the assemblies SOLIDWORKS uses the external references mechanism that links external files, carrying precise geometrical representations (B-Reps). This is useful when you have to provide a fraction of a whole assembly for a particular manufacturer without disclosing the whole assembly.

By default, SOLIDWORKS assemblies (.sldasm files) carry polygonal (mesh) representations of external parts (.sldprt files). This allows to display the whole assembly even if there are no external files available. CAD Exchanger 3.8.0. now can identify and display those polygonal representations.

CAD Exchanger SDK: Improvements for software developers

Viz. Component: Displaying graphical PMI

With the help of CAD Exchanger SDK, ISVs may now read, create, display PMI in their apps, and write PMI to STEP and JT, thus covering the full scope of PMI workflow.

Viz. Component: Exploded views

Exploded views are useful then you have to understand the contents of the assembly. For that, you may ‘slice’ the model, disable certain parts of the assembly or ‘explode’ the model. All of these tools are now available for SDK customers in CAD Exchanger 3.8.0.

C# and Java API improvements

In 3.8.0 we significantly reworked C# and Java support by making much more robust wrappers over original C++-based implementation.

Java support has been expanded to Linux and Android, giving developers the ability to build cross-platform applications.

WebToolkit improvements

WebToolkit component for building interactive Javascript browser applications was extended with a huge variety of examples and sample codes to simplify its adoption and boost the development time. WebToolkit is leveraged in our own CAD Exchanger Cloud, which allows working with 3D CAD, using private or public clouds.

All CAD Exchanger products are available for a free evaluation. To get the evaluation and more details about the products please visit ​​or contact us at​.

About CADEX 

CAD Exchanger is a technology that enables data exchange in the multi-CAD world. From startups to Fortune100 companies theirr products are used to view, convert and collaborate on 3D CAD data.

CADEX was founded in 2014, although the first release of CAD Exchanger dates back to 2009. The company was founded by Roman Lygin, a veteran with 20+ years of experience in CAD data exchange, parallel computations and project management.

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