October 30, 2009
Part of Dassault Systemes’ 3DVIA portfolio, 3DVIA Composer lets you reuse your CAD files to produce animations, technical illustrations, presentations, and interactive instructional manuals. In this exercise, the two-week trial software performs handsomely on an IGES file from 3D ContentCentral, only to fall flat when confronted with a SolidWorks file (of the same two-part assembly, downloaded from the same site).
Update: Garth from 3DVIA Composer team explained that the trial version I downloaded for this video was compiled without a SolidWorks translator because including it would make the download too big. If you happen to use the commercial version of 3DVIA Composer, please let me know how well it handles imported SolidWorks files.
For more, watch the video clip below: