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WorldViz set to launch VR communication tool Vizible

Published 26 July 2017

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: collaboration, vr, design review, oculus rift, htc vive

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“Project Skofield”, the VR communication technology that was first previewed by WorldViz in 2016, has now been branded Vizible and is due to launch in October 2017.

Interestingly, the technology is primarily being targeted at sales professionals, rather than designers and engineers – the pitch being that it offers an immersive way of communicating complex ideas to prospects and clients. However, it can also be used for remote collaboration, design review with distributed teams, and product training.

According to WorldViz, the software operates much like a GoToMeeting for VR and takes advantage of VR’s ability to make someone feel “present” in a virtual location, reducing the need for teams to travel.

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Foundry targets next generation of visualisation content with latest Nuke and Hiero releases

Published 25 July 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: rendering, visualisation, the foundry, nuke

Versions 11.0 of Nuke and Hiero, the latest releases from Foundry, have been launched with a focus on how visualisation teams collaborate, and helping them gain the highest quality results, faster.

The Nuke family is being updated to VFX Platform 2017, which includes several major updates to key libraries used within Nuke, including Python, Pyside and Qt.

Live Groups introduces a new type of group node to offers a new collaborative workflow for sharing work among teams. Live Groups referenced in other scripts automatically update when a script is loaded, without the need to render intermediate stages.

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Latest version of Vero WorkXplore file viewer can be downloaded from the web

Published 24 July 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, manufacture, cam, vero, workxplore

WorkXplore 2017 R1’s curvature analysis

Vero Software’s 3D CAD viewer and analyser WorkXplore, which can open all file types and sizes at high speed, is now available for trial and purchase directly from the software’s website.

Accorfding to Vero, WorkXplore often takes ‘less than half the time to open a file’ when compared to the original CAD application, letting users build virtual unified prototypes or 3D models imported from a wide range of file formats, including Catia, NX, Parasolid, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, STEP, IGES and many more.

The software saves the native CAD data in its own lightweight format, meaning manufacturers can carry out tasks such as calculating surface areas and volumes, and measuring thickness, dimensions and angles without requiring the original CAD information.

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FastEngineeringAnalysis.com offers on demand cloud simulation

Published 24 July 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, engineering, cloud, 3d scanning

Built around a core simulation application, FastEngineeringAnalysis.com‘s service is claiming meshing and simulation times reduced by ‘at least 50 per cent’ via the user’s set of Virtual Machines.

The service offers flexible licenses as short as three hours, or a ‘Total Service’ option for a fixed monthly price, and offers a choice of meshing engines between Tetgen (Tetrahedral) and a more controllable product by Simmetrix, with ‘an easy to use API’.

Within the Simulation App is an integrated report-writing facility where users can document the whole product development cycle, and keep track of the effects of changes to simulation variables throughout the process.

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