Translator and curvature analysis see updates in new PartXplore

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New translators in PartXplore mean that CAD files can reportedly be opened in half the time

Three new capabilities have been added to the 2017 edition of PartXplore, the high-speed CAD viewer and analyser.

It is now possible to write solid and mesh models into the 3D PDF and JTOpen formats, and the resulting files will contain mesh entities.

Solid and mesh models can also be exported in the MEG format used by Vero Software’s production machining CAD/CAM solution, Edgecam, and additionally, MEG files can be imported into PartXplore.

The translators support most file formats, including DXF/DWG, IGESW, Inventor, Parasolid, SolidWorks, Rhino, Pro/E and Creo, several versions of Catia, and several others.


As well enhancements to translators, updates have been made to PartXplore 2017 R1’s curvature analysis.

The object being analysed can now be displayed with colours corresponding to curvature radius values defined as ranges. New radius values can be added and edited interactively, and colours can be displayed in either flat or gradient mode.

The software now comes with the option to show or hide toolbar button captions, meaning it is now possible to choose whether the toolbar button captions are displayed or not. The option is set in the application parameter window.

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