Easier highlighting of individual parts in an assembly, and refurbishments to the Client Viewer both feature in a number of enhancements in the latest release of Hexagon’s CAD viewer, Workxplore.
The software was originally created to efficiently import and analyse all file types and sizes at high speed, with it currently boasting to take less than half the time to open a file compared to the original CAD application.
Amongst the new and enhanced functionalities in Workxplore 2021.0 is the ability to easily highlight individual parts in an assembly.
The selected component is now displayed in a vibrant colour, while the rest of the assembly appears transparent in the background – helping spot the exact position of a certain part in an assembly.
The Client Viewer – the tool that enable users to communicate 3D parts and assemblies to sub-contractors, customers or colleagues using a stand-alone, lightweight online app – has been reviewed and enhanced.
It’s now possible, via the export window, to choose between creating 32- or 64-bit Client Viewer executables. Selecting 64-bit allows large models or assemblies to be correctly exported.
Additionally, Hexagon has enabled the exporting of WORKNC toolpaths.
Designer files from each of Hexagon’s CAD/CAM production solutions can now be imported, the benefit being the direct exchange of data between the two packages.
The ability to read SAB files in binary format has been added to the ACIS interface, with versions up to 2019.1.0 currently supported.
Finally, Workxplore 2021.0 continues the software’s tradition of providing updated format support and continued enhancements to further improve its robustness and performance by fully supporting the latest versions of a number of translators, including Inventor, Creo, Catia V6, IGES, PC-DMIS, Solid Edge and Solidworks.