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WorkXplore Version 2017 R2
WORKXPLORE 2017 R2
New capabilities in the 2017 R2 edition of WORKXPLORE, are maintaining the powerful high speed CAD viewer and analyser’s long tradition of updating format support and new enhancements.
Icons and Graphics Refurbishing
This WORKXPLORE version presents a brand-new icon style common to all VERO products.
In addition, the right-hand side toolbar has been replaced by a quick access menu (HUD) located in the upper-left corner of the 3D view.
This menu contains all the functionalities that were available in the toolbar that, by default, has been removed.
PCDMIS File Import/ExportWORKXPLORE is now able to read and write CAD files of PCDMIS. This will offer it as a collaboration tool between the VISI and PCDMIS packages.
EDGECAM Part File Import
The reading of EDGECAM models includes the solids, fixtures and stock from an EDGECAM part file. This possibility gives EDGECAM customers the ability to annotate for machine setup sheets.
Native File Preview
WORKXPLORE has now the possibility to preview the models before their import. This could be very useful when loading big size parts or just some components of an assembly.
When an assembly node is clicked in the WORKXPLORE import window, whenever available, some information about it (preview image, file path, size) is displayed.
Picture previews are almost always available with CATIA V5 and SolidWorks but also other formats such as NX can provide a picture preview.
3D SpaceMouse Integration
3Dconnection’s family of SpaceMouse products provides a comfortable and natural way to interact with the digital content of WORKXPLORE making it easier to focus on your design.
OpenGL Mode AnalysisWORKXPLORE uses two rendering modes of the OpenGL library which have a different behaviour in terms of performance when processing big data. Clearly, these performances also depend on the computer configuration, especially the graphic card.
Object VISIbility Pre-setsIt is now possible to create object visibility preset with the function available in the assembly panel.
The dynamic section toolbar layout has been changed to make it clearer and more compact.
A new behavior has been introduced concerning the section filling. When a picking is done while the section is active (for example a point creation), it is not possible to pick something hidden by the section if it is drawn opaquely. Nevertheless, if the section is drawn in transparent, it is possible to pick what is visible.
Properties/Group Properties Multiselection
It is now possible to select several nodes in the assembly tree to display and save their properties.
Creation of Line Perpendicular to a Surface
The function is accessible from the Create Lines menu.
Creation of Line Tangent to Curve
This new function allows the user to select a point on a curve and then create a line oriented from the tangent of this curve. The function is accessible from the Create Lines menu
Curve Tangency Measure
This feature allows to measure the tangency difference between two curves that join on the same point.
Plane Hole Patch Enhancements
The function is still available from the Create Faces toolbar.
There are now two ways to create patches: Edge selection and Face selection.
TranslatorsThis release continues WXP’s long tradition of bringing updated format support and continued enhancements and fixes to further improve the robustness and performance of interoperability.
WorkXplore Version 2017 R1
New capabilities in the 2017 edition of WORKXPLORE, are maintaining the powerful high speed CAD viewer and analyser’s long tradition of updating format support and new enhancements.
New items of functionality for the new WORKXPLORE 2017 R1’s translators:
• 3D PDF support for mesh writing
• JTOpen support for mesh writing
• Reader and writer support for MEG files.
MEG File Import/ExportIt is now possible to import MEG (Used by EDGECAM) files into WORKXPLORE, and Solid and Mesh models can be exporter in the MEG format.
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.
Toolbar Button Captions Show/Hide FunctionThe 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.
WorkXplore Version 2016 R2
Use Predefined Tolerance of Triangulation on Import
Use Multisampling for Better Display
Mesh Management Improvement
Drag & Drop Improvement
During a drag & drop if the format of the file can contain 2D or 3D data (Catia V4 .model, NX .prt…) a panel allow the user to choose which entities he wants to import. This behaviour can be enabled/disabled with a general parameter.
Import WorkZone is no longer available with the Win32 version of WORKXPLORE.
3D and 2D Text Edition Improvement
Export in OBJ and PLY Formats
WorkXplore Version 2016 R1
Re-engineered Animation Engine
Batch Mode File Conversion
Requests for conversion can be triggered by the user or the tool itself if it has been programmed to process certain files at predetermined locations when they are modified or created.
Entity Management Improvements
A tree assembly search function based on entity names is now available and wildcard characters (* and ?) are also supported.
Entity management is now much easier; they can be searched, grouped together, classified...
Surface « patching »
Numerous features and improvements
- Generating bills of Materials
- Line thickness selection of dynamic sectioning
- Solidworks Import
- Link curves
- Importing Solidworks 2D
WorkXplore Version 2015
All Entities Displayed in the Assembly Structure Tree
Tree Assembly Searching by Name
CLS License Management System
Generating Bills of Materials
ISO File Simulation
Section Trace Line Thickness