Thought this would be of interest to some of us.
From: Mike Burton <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 2:16 AM
Subject: ADV: Actify releases 3D View 3.5. View Solid Edge, IGES 2D/3D, Catia, DWG/DXF Parasolid, VRML, STL, Solid Work
New Release: Actify's 3D CAD/CAM viewer for Windows NT/95/98.
3D View 3.5 supports:
Solid Edge *** New
CAD-users can share 3D models with NON-Cad users.
Actify's 3D View 3.5 enables viewing, measurement and markup
where no CAD system, no server and no translation is required.
3D View is a very useful tool for anyone that needs to
visualize, measure and markup 3D CAD/CAM models without
being required to have access to or know how to use a
full featured CAD/CAM system. It makes it easy for a
designer to share their work with many non-CAD
users (customers, suppliers, managers, sales marketing
and other engineers.
Try before you buy. A full featured trial is available at:
Details about 3D View 3.5 follow.
3D View 3.5 Features include:
+ Support of multiple file formats (IGES 2D/3D, CATIA, SolidWorks98+,
STL, Autodesk DWG, SAT, Parasolid, VDA-FS, ISO G-Code, 3DStudio
+ real-time rotation, pan, zoom
+ Large assembly navigation
+ Accurate measurement: volume, surface, distance, radii and angles.
+ Multiple rendering options: smooth and flat shading, wire-frame, hidden
lines and transparency modes.
+ View multiple models together - mix file formats, (e.g., IGES & G-Code)
+ Multimedia model markup (e.g., annotates with text and web links)
+ Excellent performance on low-end PC workstations. Benefit from
OpenGL accelerated hardware.
+ Real-time cross-sectioning
+ Secure model exchange (via email - password protected)
+ Multiple user activity tracking.
+ Small file format.
+ Easy 3D model exchange via email and file attachments
+ The ability to embed 3D models in office documents (Word,
+ Web Enabled - Export VRML models. Add web link annotations.
View help from web browser.
+ Exports VRML (can post 3D Models (e.g., STL, IGES,...) on the web.
+ Affordable - $160 include IGES, STL, VDA, VRML and ISO G-Code
+ Easy to use - very intuitive
+ No CAD system, No server and no translation required.
+ Try before you buy. Download now: http://www.actify.com
+ And more .... visit
+ Pricing is as follows:
Core View: $140. Includes: IGES 2D/3D, STL, VDA-FS,
VRML 1.0/2.0, G-Code, 3DStudio
$160 - after August 1st.
Mechanical Desktop + $100 (inlucdes DWG/DXF, MDT,ADT,SAT)
SolidWorks Import: + $50
Solid Edge Import + $65
Parasolid Import: + $100
CATIA Import: + $355
+ Share prototype models with colleagues, customers and suppliers for
+ Save CAD/CAM data in VRML format to be posted on the World Wide Web.
+ Visualize STL/IGES/VDA-FS/SolidWorks parts and ISO G-Code tool
paths together before actually machining the part.
+ Take 3D models on the road (via a laptop)
+ Connect to PDM/EDM system
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