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Delcam Offers Free Viewer for All Major CAD formats

Published: Monday, September 6, 2004 - 22:00

Delcam Inc. is offering a free CAD viewer that will allow users to view CAD models in all the major formats, including CATIA versions 4 and 5, Pro/Engineer 2001 and Wildfire, SDRC, Unigraphics, SolidWorks and Solid Edge, as well as other industry standards.

“Even though modern CAD software can produce incredibly realistic 2-D images of new designs, the ability to view a 3-D models is still more valuable for potential suppliers, distributors and customers,” says Peter Dickin, Delcam marketing manager. “With our free viewing software, there will be no limit on the number of collaborators to which companies will be able to distribute models of new design proposals.”

He adds that the offering will allow the fastest possible feedback from everyone involved in the delivery of new concepts into the marketplace. Early involvement by collaborators will help establish consensus on the proposed design, minimizing the number of changes that need to be made during the latter stages of product development.

The viewer allows users to see, but not change the CAD files. Information relating to different layers or individual surfaces within models can be displayed to help interpret more complex models. For example, layers created in different colors can be seen in the viewer.

For more information, visit www.delcam.com.

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