RE: STL file 3d data embedded in Word or Powerpoint documents?

From: Anshuman Razdan (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 22:14:38 EET

Paul and List

3DCompress ( allows compression of files and these can be
embedded in MS office products since our viewer is written as ActiveX control.
Please contact me if there is interest.

 Dr. Anshuman Razdan,
CEO, 3D Compression Technologies <>
Email: <>
Phone: 602 478 5396
E-Fax: (413) 691 1231
732 E Hiddenview Dr.
Phoenix AZ 85048

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: []On
>> Behalf Of Paul Besl
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 7:14 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: STL file 3d data embedded in Word or Powerpoint documents?
>> Hello List,
>> There are several excellent free STL file viewers
>> available now. Do any of these allow you to embed 3d data
>> into a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document for internal or
>> external company documentation? Would such a function be useful
>> to people in the rapid prototyping community? A free plugin
>> is required to be installed on the PC used to view the
>> document. The same plugin would allow you to view 3d objects
>> in HTML web pages also.
>> Since STL files can be very large, file compression is a
>> big part of the proposed process. The amount of 3d data
>> packaged in an Ms Office document for example should be
>> a function of the size of the viewing window, not just
>> the complexity of the object. The bottom line is that
>> although STL files can be very large, getting a good
>> 3d display in an otherwise 2d document does not necessarily
>> require huge files.
>> If you have any feedback about this concept, or would like to
>> view a sample of what I am talking about, please contact me
>> at ''. Thank you.
>> Best wishes,
>> Paul Besl
>> PointStream, Inc.
>> US Office: 5745 W. Maple Rd., #198, W. Bloomfield, MI, US 48322
>> Canada Office: 755 Queensway E., #20, Mississauga, Ontario,
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