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ProtoTech Launches JSON Exporter for AutoCAD v1

PUNE, India, Oct 16, 2017 – ProtoTech Solutions is releasing its latest exporter plug-in “JSON Exporter for AutoCAD (version 1.0.0.0)” today.

JSON is an open-standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types (or any other serializable value). It is a very common data format used for asynchronous browser–server communication, including as a replacement for XML in some AJAX-style systems.

Benefits/Features of JSON Exporter

  • Part and Face level color support
  • Support cumulative transformation
  • Support for ‘three.js: JSON Geometry format version 4.5’
  • Support both part and assembly models
  • Visibility of nodes
  • Face level transparency
  • There is always a default compression which helps reducing the file size as much as possible

How the product works?

  • Download and install JSON Exporter plug-in for AutoCAD.
  • A new panel named ProtoTech JSON will get added in add-ins tab.
  • Run AutoCAD and Load a model (part or assembly).
  • You can set the mesh quality for exported JSON model.
  • For viewing exported JSON, you can go to link https://threejs.org/editor.

Fig: 3D model view in AutoCAD & three.js editor

Why to use JSON Exporter?

JSON exported data can be very useful for game developers who wants to render 3D graphics files of Autodesk (viz. *.dwg, *.dws, *.dxf) using three.js. Their plug-in makes it easy to render 3D models directly into web applications.

“JSON is gaining a lot of popularity and is becoming is format of choice when it comes to streaming 3D data across the web. The main advantages being compression and ease of read/write,” says Rajesh Bhartiya, CEO of ProtoTech Solutions.

 

About ProtoTech Solutions

ProtoTech is a custom software solutions company with skills in

  • Development of 2D/3D based engineering applications
  • AR/VR development
  • 3D Visualization on – desktop/mobile/Web
  • Engineering 3D file formats & 3D data interoperability
  • Engineering apps development
  • Quality assurance/game testing services
  • 3D CAD plug-in development on Autodesk/SOLIDWORKS/Creo platforms

For more information on JSON Exporter for AutoCAD, please visit here http://bit.ly/2zaWwRm.

CAD fx Introduces DeltaPDF for Architects, Engineers

FLINT, MI, Oct 16, 2017 – CAD fx, Inc. introduces  DeltaPDF, a PDF comparison tool to help architects and engineers more efficiently identify differences in their designs. DeltaPDF lets you quickly and easily compare pairs of PDF files – either by way of two folders or multiple-page files – and generate the comparison on-screen or to PNG and PDF formats.

Some key benefits of DeltaPDF are:

DeltaPDF example output

  • Easily identify differences using three, easy-to-read colors
  • Shows the actual changes instead of just highlighting the areas that are different
  • Batch process pairs of PDF files between two folders
  • Compare two PDF files, whether single or multi-page
  • Generates results on-screen, to individual files, or to a multi-page PDF file
  • Set output resolution to optimize speed and fidelity
  • Match up and compare bookmarked pages between two files
  • Identify missing or added pages and ignore files with the same date stamp

“DeltaPDF takes the tedium out of finding those differences between an original and changed set of documents,” according to Matt Pearson, president of CAD fx. “With DeltaPDF, it’s now possible to catch even the smallest differences on large numbers of files before they hit production.”DeltaPDF is available as a single-user license for $195 or $795 for an unlimited network license. A free trial is available for download or a web-based tool is available for comparing files.

For more information about DeltaPDF, visit their product page at www.cadfx.com/deltapdf.html

About CAD fx, Inc.

CAD fx is a provider of off-the-shelf and custom solutions addressing a wide range of BIM and engineering problems. For over 25 years CAD fx continues to innovate with desktop and Web-based solutions.

For more information about CAD fx, visit their website at www.cadfx.com.

DuPont, German RepRap Partner for 3D Printing Materials

A Branched Duct Made of DuPont Hytrel A Branched Duct Made of DuPont HytrelConstructed using 3D printing technology

Proven over decades of use, DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont Zytel nylons offer high quality, reliability and performance in various applications in a wide range of industries. With Hytrel available in two different hardness levels (Hytrel 3D4000FL with a Shore D of 40 and Hytrel 3D4100 with a Shore D of 60) for 3D printing, customers will be able to make flexible functional parts that combine resiliency, heat and chemical resistance with strength and durability. Mechanical properties of 3D printed parts in all directions using Hytrel grades are comparable to injection molding. With Zytel 3D1000FL, customers will be able to make strong and stiff functional parts. Along with superior strength, parts printed with Zytel product also have high heat deflection temperature, low warpage, low sensitivity to moisture and excellent surface aesthetics.

The expansion of these high-performance materials into the realm of 3D printing enable users to achieve the true benefits of 3D printing (greater design freedom, lightweighting, reduced product development cycles and much more), allowing for rapid prototyping, part production, tooling and customization.

“With these new high performance 3D filaments open for all printers and the know-how of industrial 3D printing of German RepRap, Fused Filament Fabrication makes a step forward to become a credible manufacturing option for functional components,” says Ernst Poppe, new business development manager EMEA, DuPont.

“We are looking forward to expanding our filament portfolio with the new high-performance materials from DuPont. The tests have shown that the materials can be processed brilliantly on our machines and allow customers to produce functional parts with outstanding technical properties,” says Florian Bautz, managing director of German RepRap.

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) will show these materials and printed parts at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen (October 17 to 21, 2017). Printing will take place during the show with a German RepRap 3D printer.

For additional information on DuPont’s offerings in the 3D printing market, visit http://www.3DPrintingSolutions.DuPont.com.

You can order your Zytel and Hytrel products for 3D printing at: https://www.germanreprap.com/en/dupont-filaments-at-german-reprap.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company.

More information can be found at http://www.dow-dupont.com.

About German RepRap GmbH

German RepRap GmbH, headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany.” The company develops and produces 3D printers based on RepRap technology (fused filament fabrication) and markets them in combination with software, filaments, and accessories – directly as well as through a worldwide network of qualified distributors. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to introduce a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional applications, the X400. The product line keeps expanding and includes 3D printers for professional use in product development, prototyping, model and mold construction, architecture, and design with a maximum print area of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm (39.4” x 31.5” x 23.6”). Customers around the world include large industrial companies in many sectors, such as automotive, aeronautics, medical devices, machinery and plant engineering and many more, as well as designers, architects, artists, universities and colleges and even discerning private users.

For detailed information, go to: http://www.germanreprap.com.

Trimble Q3 Results, Conf Call on Oct 26, 2PM PT

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 16, 2017 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2PM PT to review its third quarter 2017 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without Internet access may dial into the call at 800-528-9198 (US) or 702-928-6633 (international). The passcode is 99488207.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.
For more information about Trimble, visit  www.trimble.com.

Stratasys Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 14, 8:30AM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and REHOVOT, Israel, Oct 16, 2017 – Stratasys Ltd., a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced it will release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The company plans to hold the conference call to discuss its third quarter financial results on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:30AM (ET).

The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys website at www.stratasys.com under the “Investors” tab; or directly at the following web address https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/cvm4w4jn.

To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is (866) 394-5776 and the international dial-in is (409) 350-3596. The access code is 92508829.

Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. The webcast will be available for 90 days on the “Investors” page of the Stratasys Web site or by accessing the provided web address.

About Stratasys

Stratasys is a global leader in applied additive technology solutions for industries including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and education. For nearly 30 years, a deep and ongoing focus on customers’ business requirements has fueled purposeful innovations—1,200 granted and pending additive technology patents to date—that create new value across product lifecycle processes, from design prototypes to manufacturing tools and final production parts. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise—advanced materials; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; application-based expert services; on-demand parts and industry-defining partnerships—works to ensure seamless integration into each customer’s evolving workflow. Fulfilling the real-world potential of additive, Stratasys delivers breakthrough industry-specific applications that accelerate business processes, optimize value chains and drive business performance improvements for thousands of future-ready leaders around the world.
Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN and Rehovot, Israel.

For more information, visit www.stratasys.com.

Crispin Associates to Sell EnvisionTEC Products in UK

GLADBECK, Germany, Oct 16, 2017 – EnvisionTEC GmbH announced that it has further expanded its reseller network in the UK with the appointment of Crispin Associates. The London based business is authorized to sell the entire range of EnvisionTEC machines and materials to the UK market.

Crispin Associates Managing Director Dave Crispin meets Al Siblani, CEO of EnvisionTEC.

Crispin Associates has established itself as a trusted brand, having supported businesses across the UK since 2000. Its product offerings include, amongst others: printers/copiers, digital signage and video conferencing equipment. Its traditional markets include education, business and charities.

“Our partnership with EnvisionTEC adds a further string to our bow, complementing our current offerings and allowing us to provide the highest precision 3D printers and industry-focused materials to our clients,” said managing director, Dave Crispin at Crispin Associates. “We are looking forward to working closely with the EnvisionTEC team to provide the machines and materials, and also education around the potential benefits of using modern 3D printing technology.”

“Our agreement with Crispin Associates provides EnvisionTEC with another respected partner,” said Ben Johnson, EnvisionTEC’s regional sales manager for UK and Ireland. “Crispin Associates enjoys a brilliant reputation built up over the past 17 years. Its reach covers the whole of the UK, and a number of industries in which 3D printing is having real impact. We look forward to supporting them going forward.”

About EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printer configurations based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed.

For more information, visit https://envisiontec.com.

About Crispin Associates

Crispin Associates (UK) Ltd has been successfully trading since January 2000. It specialises in supplying and supporting cutting-edge technologies that help clients get their message across in the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way.

Typically Crispin Associates works with clients across the UK in a variety of sectors from universities, colleges and primary schools to corporate organizations including the financial sector, estate agents, professional services and local authorities.

Alsico Selects Gerber’s YuniquePLM Cloud

TOLLAND, CT, Oct 16, 2017 – Optimization of workflows, greater efficiency and insight into processes are essential ingredients to drive the speed, quality and agility needed for success in the clothing industry. For Alsico, this means outfitting the workforce with clothing that is functional, comfortable and safe, with the right fit and at the right price. They recently added YuniquePLM Cloud to their host of Gerber’s Digital Solutions enabling them to pass data between systems and move from concept to production with greater efficiency.

Alsico is a specialist in work wear with more than 80 years experience producing quality clothing with an excellent finish in an environmentally conscious manner, enforcing sustainability and basic corporate responsibility. Alsico styles and creates the clothing design as well as produces it in their production workshops. They focus on customer service and quality and is ISO 9001 certified. In addition to work wear, they also produce high technology reusable cleanroom and clean area garments. The Alsico group has 7,000 employees and has a consolidated turnover of +200 million Euro.

“We chose YuniquePLM Cloud to help reduce complexity and enhance the digitization of our workflow,” said Vincent Siau, Alsico Northern Europe CEO. “We recognized the expertise Gerber and their team could bring in digitizing our processes to meet the needs of our customers. This will help us to enhance our quality, reduce errors, and reduce our environmental impact, which eventually will contribute to perfecting our performance based approach and circular solutions.”

Alsico is also utilizing Gerber’s automation systems including the GERBERcutter and GERBERspreader to further optimize their production.

“Alsico realizes our leadership in the work wear segment of the market with the digitally integrated solutions we provide,” stated Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber. “Our goal is to be a trusted guide for our customers as they go through their digital transformation by making our products easy to try, easy to buy and easy to consume.”

The YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software serves as a central repository of critical data, and eliminates problems companies often face when using multiple excel spreadsheets, email or tracking documents to communicate throughout the stages of product development and management. YuniquePLM creates a single version of the truth, connecting a company’s creative process with their supply chain and production processes.

About Gerber’s Digital Solutions

Gerber’s Digital Solutions include the newest releases of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan. The Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures. Data can easily be passed to the cut room where smart machines, like the GERBERspreader XLs series and Gerber Paragon line of multi-ply GERBERcutters, can process the order with a simple barcode scan. A closed-loop, end-to-end digital solution like Gerber’s, that integrates software and smart machines, allows companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflow necessary to provide insight, maximize throughput, minimize errors and reduce labor costs to be competitive in mass production environments.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics.

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.

For more information, visit www.gerbertechnology.com.