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Do you work with other companies that use VX?

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 Do you work with other companies that use VX?
09-10-2005 04:05 . pm | View his/her posts only
Do you work with other companies that use VX?

Most if not all the companies that I work with use solidworks or Proe. When I given them files, I give them iges or step exports from VX. For drawings, I give them a pfd made by VX via Acrobat. So far, I've had no problems working with non-VX companies.

Have you ever run into a situation where you think that if the other company used VX, that you would get better/faster results from them?

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09-10-2005 11:28 . pm | View his/her posts only
I've also never run across anyone else using VX. We deal with a lot of Catia & UG these days. Solidworks is getting popular.
I usually send my customers iges, step, and parasolid for 3D. DXF, DWG, and PDF files for 2D. I want to make darn sure they can open my files.

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10-10-2005 06:19 . pm | View his/her posts only
You can give your customers (those that do not have a CAD system) a dynamic view using VRML output.

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12-10-2005 12:17 . pm | View his/her posts only
You can also generate STL files and view them in the modelpress reader product (it can also load IGES, SAT and many other formats). Both modelpress reader and publisher are free downloads at http://www.modelpress.com/ (do I sound like an advertisement yet?)

They are trying to become the PDF of the 3-d world. I find the VRML viewers I have tried cumbersome when looking at a 3-d model. It seems like they're better suited for architectural walk-through viewing.

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12-10-2005 01:22 . pm | View his/her posts only


Hi Steve

Yes, that is true, most VRML viewers are unsuitable. The one I use is in my view really very good, it is called Solid View Lite (Free Viewer) http://www.solidview.com/ Give it a try.




Disclaimer: Solid Concepts and their product Solid View Lite have no association with VX Corp, use at your discretion.






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12-10-2005 02:29 . pm | View his/her posts only
Chris,

You're right. SolidView is good. I used it extensively when I worked at PML.

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12-10-2005 03:06 . pm | View his/her posts only
But what I think many of us would really want IS a 3D file embedded into pdf that is now enabled in Acrobat v7.....what are the chances of getting this built into a future version?

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12-10-2005 03:09 . pm | View his/her posts only
3DMonkey, that's what I'd certainly like to see. A neutral 3D, universal, viewable format. I've yet to see what Adobe has done 1st hand, but if they did as good with 3D as they did with 2D, they'll own the market.

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12-10-2005 07:44 . pm | View his/her posts only
I agree it would be great for Adobe to do this. But last I heard, they dropped the whole 3-D project. I can't find it on their web page. Have you guys found something specific?

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12-10-2005 09:15 . pm | View his/her posts only
....Microsoft and Dassult have been working on an extended XML format type that looks promising for the future - relatively small files, dynamic 3D.

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13-10-2005 04:48 . am | View his/her posts only
Quite the opposite Steve:

http://www.adobe.com/manufacturing/3d.html

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/pdfs/aec_sb.pdf

http://www.document3d.com/

There are several companies out there offering various solutions. To be honest I would expect Adobe to integrate this kind of thing into the likes of Indesign in the future as well. The benefit for the user of using a "standard" format like pdf is that there is nothing new to install.....and of course apps like Google Desktop search inside pdfs as well.

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13-10-2005 12:53 . pm | View his/her posts only
Thanks Kevin.

Very interesting.
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