July 27, 2020
QuadriSpace has announced the immediate availability of Document3D Suite 2021. The software repurposes 3D CAD files and associated data to quickly create technical documentation and graphics. The solution includes Pages3D for technical documentation and Publisher3D for technical illustrations.
The latest release includes integrated support for importing JT files. “JT support will enable more customers using a wide variety of 3D CAD tools to benefit from QuadriSpace’s technical publishing software,” said Brian Roberts, Quadrispace President. “JT is an excellent option for NX, Creo, and CATIA users.”
The Document3D Suite includes direct import and add-in exporters for SolidWorks, Solid Edge and Inventor. The current Solid Edge CAD software includes a high-quality exporter for creating compatible QuadriSpace Model (QSM) files for use in QuadriSpace software.
Publisher3D includes new publishing options to support the creation of graphical content for interactive electronic technical manuals (IETM). When published, SVG vector graphics include balloons and parts tables that interact with mouse input to highlight relevant parts with associated part table rows. The new release also offers the capability to combine multiple viewpoints rotating about the 3D model to create spinnable SVG files to identify parts more readily from graphical content. For marketing imagery, Publisher3D 2021 includes new feature for creating multiple raster images rotated about the 3D model. These can be combined into a single GIF that animates the 3D model.
Pages3D now includes a carousel page object that can be inserted onto a document page. The carousel includes clickable thumbnail views of user created illustrations.
The 2021 release includes a “Look at Face” viewpoint for aligning the viewpoint with an arbitrary face in the 3D model. In addition, users can enter markup dimensions by typing them in manually, duplicate illustrations and their markups, and sort parts lists alphabetically by user-determined column. The user interface has been upgraded to support vertical docking of the storyboard panel.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.