Explore WorkXPlore 3D at EMO
Vero will be demonstrating its versatile 3D viewer WorkXPlore 3D, at the forthcoming EMO exhibition.
WorkXPlore 3D features numerous display and analysis tools, directly importing and analysing complex data from all major CAD systems, and generating a neutral format output. While the 3D viewer is not a design tool, it is powerful software for the entire process chain – from purchasing through quotation and manufacturing, to marketing.
While CAD data is used in almost every department, the formats of the major systems are rarely read by other software. Visitors to booth K12 in Hall 25 at EMO will see that the WorkXPlore 3D viewer can always offer a solution, meaning many users avoid having to purchase multiple CAD systems.
Application engineer Karl Kaminski says it does not require a lot of disk space, and costs less than CAD systems. “WorkXPlore 3D offers interfaces for all current CAD systems on the market. This allows users in all departments to read native data and to extract the required information.”
He says the software is also suitable for larger construction designs with an assembly structure. “This structure is maintained when opening the native file, and the user sees the assembly parts similar to Catia, NX and all other leading formats.”
The 3D viewer also outputs the data in a neutral format such as IGES and Step, which can be read by any CAD or CAM system.
WorkXPlore 3D contains many features usually only found in CAD systems, enabling the user to perform diagnostics, create assembly instructions and prepare the production of 3D models. The inside of a component or assembly can be examined easily and accurately, and a section plane can be rotated, translated or moved along a guide curve using the mouse. The section curve can be displayed in the 3D model or as an individual entity, and exported using DXF, DWG and other interfaces.
Although its range of features is extensive – including the ability to analyse curvature radii and flat surfaces; rapid and reliable dimensioning; and animation to create exploded views or represent component movements – it is easy to use and requires only little training. “Employees without CAD knowledge need to use it as a communication tool. And it is as a communication tool that WorkXPlore 3D excels,” says Karl Kaminiski.
“After opening the CAD file of a part, which is often much faster than the original software, the component can be examined in various ways, the information documented, and the whole project saved in a self-extracting EXE file. Whoever that file is sent to can open it on their own computer irrespective of their own software.”