CAD Exchanger 3.18.0 Released

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April 05, 2023: CAD Exchanger announces the release of CAD Exchanger 3.18.0 — a software suite for 3D CAD software developers and end-users, allowing to view, explore and convert 3D CAD data on desktop, web and mobile.

CAD Exchanger 3.18.0 major features:

  • New supported format versions: CATIA V5R32, V5R33 and Creo 8, 9
  • Enabled anti-aliasing and modified screenshot rendering in Lab
  • Expanded the API of semantic PMI with surface finish component
  • B-Rep simplifier upgrade
  • Web Toolkit Updates – JavaScript libraries to visualize 3D models in a browser

Complete changes log here

New supported format versions: CATIA V5R32, V5R33 and Creo 8, 9

Now CAD Exchanger can read geometry from CATIA V5R32 and V5R33, including parts and assembly files. From 3.18.0, CAD Exchanger supports Creo 8 and 9 and offers conversion to numerous CAD formats.

Upgraded manipulator UI, modified screenshot rendering and bug fixes in CAD Exchanger Lab

We improved the quality of screenshot rendering by enabling anti-aliasing, and removing view cube from the generated screenshots during the image export. The manipulator style was changed to be semi-transparent during active rotation. Moreover, we fixed wrong behavior of colors during opacity changes in “Properties” for B-Rep bodies, as well as the opacity slider when using it to change assembly transparency.

CAD Exchanger SDK enhancements

Expanded API of semantic PMI

CAD Exchanger SDK has a new surface finish component that contains data related to surface texture, and now users can programmatically read this entity and reuse it in downstream applications.

B-Rep simplifier upgrade

Customers of CAD Exchanger SDK noticed that the name of the tool Hole remover does not quite match its functionality. Our developers have changed the parameters, and now this tool fully removes holes in the geometry, relying on four parameters: Extent, Volume, Diagonal Thresholds, and Perform Interference Check.

Web Toolkit Updates

We have added dashed line properties support and improved multi-touch gestures handling. From now on, Web Toolkit on mobile allows you to rotate the model with up to four fingers, select touch points, and zoom smoothly. Speaking of it, the camera handler now allows users to zoom at pointer position (to the point of interest).

All CAD Exchanger products are available for a free evaluation. To get the evaluation and more details about the products, please visit https://cadexchanger.com/evaluation or contact us via the contact form.

Source: https://cadexchanger.com/blog/latest-catia-v5-and-creo-versions-updated-manipulator-and-image-export-in-lab-dashed-line-properties-support-in-web-toolkit-pmi-and-b-rep-simplifier-enhancements-in-cad-exchanger-3-18-0/

Illustrations: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16SDBB5rLqSCA-iw9k9OBfYnVFF60FlTb?usp=sharing