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Import 3D Models

Import SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/ ENGINEER*, SketchUp, Rhino, and many other 3D file formats directly.

Basic Illustration Tools

Capture illustrations and organize storyboards.

Basic 3D Tools

Render Styles, Exploded Views, model tree.

Basic Material Tools

Apply materials from a library of materials.

Publish 3D PDF

Create PDF files with embedded 3D that can be interactively viewed with Adobe Reader 9 or greater.

50+ Templates

Rapidly create documents with professional page design.

Enhanced 3D Tools

Adds custom render styles, more expldoed view tools, parts lists, sectioning, part search tools, model tree, mouse-over metadata.

Enhanced Illustration Tools

Create step-by-step processes, markup illustrations with balloons and callouts.

Publish Raster Images

Create png, bmp, gif, tif and others.

Publish Animations

Produce AVI or Flash movies.

Enhanced Material Tools

Create custom materials; tweak library materials, save materials for later use.

Smart Template Technology

This lets you rapidly create a step-by-step process from an exploded view. This saves a significant amount of time since the viewpoints, visible parts and selected parts are all set up automatically based on the exploded view. You can also rapidly create a series of isolated part views from a parts list.

Configurations and Merge Models

Makes it easy to work with large models. Configurations allow you to define and work with subsets of parts. With merge models 3D CAD from various CAD programs can be merged together. Users use this when the primary designs is better explain with props or tools in some graphics.

Project Update Wizard

With update tools you can update entire sets of illustrations by re- importing the 3D model. This is especially useful because it allows users to get started on graphics before the design phase is complete and when 3D CAD designs change, little work is needed to update graphics.

Publish Vector Graphics

This provides an additional publishing format. Vectors, or line drawings, can be published to a variety of common vector formats.