C3D Viewer

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C3D Viewer


C3D Viewer gives users full control over displaying 3D models, such as navigating and orientating models, changing standard views, switching between parallel and perspective projections, and adjusting levels of detail (LOD). It also plays back animations at varying speeds. This made C3D Viewer useful to both CAD and non-CAD users who access 3D CAD models.

C3D Viewer handles standard CAD formats, such as JT, STEP, X_T and X_B, SAT, IGES, STL, and VRML, and its own C3D format.

Key features and benefits

Geometry Import & Export

Reading models from the following formats: C3D, JT, STEP, XT, XB, SAT, IGES, STL, VRML. Loading an array of models into one session. Saving models to C3D format.

Navigation & Visualization

  • Navigation capabilities: pan/rotate/spin, zoom/fit, standard views
  • Playing animations at different speeds
  • Saving screenshots to JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG formats

Rendering & Performance

Rendering in a variety of modes with control of quality: parallel/perspective, shaded/wireframe. Setting performance options: hiding edges, anti-aliasing, pixel/frustum culling, levels of details.

Dynamic Section Tool

The dynamic section tool lets users view and analyze internal parts of 3D models through sections made with one or more planes. Through the use of OpenGL, C3D Viewer gives results quicker than CAD systems, which typically create sections by modifying the topology of solids.

Measurement and Calculation Tools

C3D Viewer measures the most important aspects of geometric models: angles, distances between objects, edge lengths, surface areas, and so on. The resulting linear, diametrical, and angular di-mensions are displayed clearly in the model window. The viewer also calculates masses, volumes, surface areas, centers of mass, and moments of inertia.


Supported languages


System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Processor: 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64) processor with 2GHz clock speed or higher
  • Memory: 2GB for 32-bit system, 4GB for 64-bit system
  • Video adapter: Graphics board supporting OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 1.0, true color mode
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 minimum resolution
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7 64-bit version


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