NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, Nov 14, 2019 – CADEX Ltd. announces the release of a new version of CAD Exchanger. CAD Exchanger is a program for viewing and converting 3D CAD formats and is designed for use by both end users and software developers.
This release is prominent for enhanced compatibility with the Parasolid-based systems, added support of four new formats and semantic PMI (product and manufacturing information) import. The latter is especially important for those engineers, who deal with model-based definition.
New formats: Collada, glTF, DXF, 3DS
Since this release both CAD Exchanger GUI and Cloud support four new formats. First of all, it is export/import of Collada, a format for data exchange between SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, Rhino, and others. Now it’s possible to export files in glTF (‘JPEG of 3D’), and DXF, what will enable producing files for feeding them to AutoCAD. Moreover, import of 3DS is now available, and SOLIDWORKS data is readable on all platforms: Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Android.
For an engineer it would be enough to see graphical PMI displayed on screen, but for a machine to be able to read this information it should be translated into so-called semantic PMI. With 3.7.0 PMI is readable in STEP (AP 242) and JT (up to version 10).
SDK and Web Toolkit examples
In 3.7.0. version CAD Exchanger SDK documentation is complemented with new C# and Java examples presenting SDK features, their descriptions compiled of general overview and source files containing code samples. On the Web Toolkit examples page now you can choose any example model and see its source code right on the documentation page.
In addition to perpetual GUI licenses CADEX introduced subscription. Subscription is a cost-effective solution for those who use CAD Exchanger sporadically.
CADEX Ltd. (cadexchanger.com) is a Russian 3D CAD software company with its flagship product CAD Exchanger used by 80,000 engineers from 110 countries. Among its clients there are such companies as Apple, NASA, Tesla, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Bosch, and others.