Shops view, but not change, CAD models in all major formats with Delcam s free CAD viewer.
With Delcam's free CAD viewer — users see but can't change — CAD models in all major formats, including Catia versions 4 and 5, Pro/Engineer 2001 and Wildfire, SDRC, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, and Solid Edge, as well as industry standards like Parasolid XT, IGES, VDA, and STEP. Shops can download the viewer from Delcam's website or request a CD.
The software incorporates viewing options offered by standard CAD packages. To help interpret complex models, it displays information relating to different layers or even individual surfaces within models. For instance, if individual layers are in different colors, users see them in the viewer.
"The ability to view a 3D model is valuable for potential suppliers, distributors, and customers," claims Peter Dickin, Delcam marketing manager. "With the free viewing software, there is no limit on the number of collaborators to which companies can distribute models of new-design proposals."
Early involvement by collaborators minimizes the amount of necessary changes made during the later stages of product development.