We are very happy to announce that we have made CaniVIZ 3D Free available for free in order to let more users use this exiting software.
The last update of CaniVIZ 3D Preview 1.1.13 now works with Trimble Sketchup files, as a bug is now fixed! This is nice to have a preview in Finder. It just has been approved by Apple App Store reviewers.
Notice that the Windows version does not have this bug and works well to with Google Sketup files.
A new version of CaniVIZ 3D Preview is submitted to the Apple Store today.
This release has the following changes:
- fix of a problem that avoided to preview the Google Sketchup .skp files on MacOSX computers,
- the application windows is no longer forced as top-most,
- the small logo on the top-left corner is now smaller and lighter.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview is a tool that replaces the 3D file icons by a thumbnail of their contents. What is nice with CaniVIZ Preview is that it allows to generate a preview for file formats that does not have a preview image inside, such as STL that is pure ASCII file.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview comes with a plug-in that is used by the system to generate the preview in the Finder or in other places where preview are allowed, and with an application that allows drag and drop.
CaniVIZ 3D preview handle the following formats: 3D Studio, STL, WaveFront, ASCII point cloud, Step / IGES, AutoCad® DWG™, Google Sketchup® or Dassault System 3DXml®, CATPart® and CATProducts®.
Notice that the rendered files are rendered without the textures due to the Apple QuickLook technology that is protected by a sandbox, and some wide files cannot be rendered due to time and resources limitations.
This release is available free of charges for our customers, as usual.
Ir fixes some minor features for all the OS and a big issue for Mac, in the user interface.
We are proud to announce the new Web site at mydocs.me where you can create and use your 3D workshop in the cloud.
These workshops allow, for free, to store, share and display files, even 3D files. The 3D files can be converted in our 3D VIZ ultra-compact format online, for free too.
Texts, images, sounds, PDFs and 3D files can be viewer online. All the files are versionned.
This is a great improvement: CaniBlog now supports file dropping: Instead of opening a menu to add some files in a folder, you can now simple drop them from Finder or Explorer directly onto the Web page and the files are automatically uploaded.
The futur direction of CaniBlog is to progressively include PLM (Product Life Management) features such as the management of the file histories.
In addition, free blogs will be switchable to private.
CaniVIZ Blog is an online file manager that allows to display online 3D files. The files are put in a folder hierarchy. The access rights can be vary accurately setup for each user who can access to your workshop.
In addition, CaniBLOG can manage images easily and show them in slideshow, in full window mode; very nice to share pictures with your friends.
And these features are free of charges! The only limitation of the free access is storage space…
The Web plugin of CaniVIZ as been released for Windows and Mac to the version 1.1.11.
- Internet Explorer for Windows,
- Firefox for Mac and Windows,
- Google Chrome for Mac and Windows
- Safari for Mac and Windows
If you access to our Web page that demonstrates the Web plugin, Internet Explorer and Firefox should automatically updates the plugin or you can find in this page the setup installer for Google Chrome and Safari.
CaniVIZ 1.1.10 for Windows, Mac and Linux is released and available in the Apple Store, Ubuntu Store, and CaniVIZ Store as well as CaniVIZ 3D Preview for Windows and Mac.
This new version fixes some rare problem with binary STL files and the Pro version for Mac and Windows is now able to import many CAD files with optional modules:
- ACSIS (*.asat, *.sat, *.sab),
- CATIA V4 (*.dlv, *.session, *.model),
- CATIA V5 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CATDrawing),
- CATIA V6 (*.3dxml ),
- CERCON (*.art),
- CGR (*.cgr),
- Colored IGES (*.igs, *.iges),
- Inventor (*.ipt, *.iam),
- JT (*.jt),
- Parasolid (*.x_t, *.xmt_txt),
- Siemens PLMXML (*.plmxml),
- Procera (*.cgr),
- PRO/E (*.prt, *.xpr, *.asm, *.xas),
- SolidEdge (*.par, *.psm, *.asm),
- SolidWorks (*.sldprt, *.sldasm),
- Colored Step (*.stp, *.step, *.stp.Z),
- Unigaphics (*.prt),
- VDA (*.vda).
in addition to the previous readers:
- AutoCad® DXF/DWG™ files or AutoCad DXF/DWG with Architecture object enabler,
- Monochromic Step and IGES (free)
- STL, WaveFront, 3D Studio (free)
They now support 3D SpaceMouses from 3DConnexion® allowing to turn over the scene easily.
The Linux version has also been updated to correct an OpenGL error in 64 bits systems.
Onerender, a new startup specialized in online ray-tracing and andéor announce their partnership.
The goal of this partnership is to integrate OneRender in CaniVIZ, our famous CAD 3D viewer. With this integration, our users will able to obtain photo-realist images from their 3D models. And because Onerender uses their custom high performance ray-tracer, this is very fast!
We have found some problems in the CaniVIZ 3D Web demonstration page.
Now, we have updated the plug-in to version 1.1.6 for Internet Explorer and other browsers on Windows, such as Firefox, and for Safari and other on Mac. We have also corrected the demo pages.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview is a standalone application and a plug-in integrated in the Windows file explorer. It displays a thumbnail preview of the reconized 3D files instead of the standard explorer file icon, even for the file formats that does not have previewing such as STL…
With CaniVIZ Preview 3D, navigation in numerous 3D files becomes easier than ever.
The supported file formats are VIZ, our native CaniVIZ 3D format, DWG® all versions from AutoCAD®, STL, WaveFront OBJ, 3D Studio®, point clouds ASC or PTS, Step, Iges and Google Sketchup®.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview 1.1.6 is now available in the Apple Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/caniviz-3d-preview/id595292253?mt=12.
It now supports the Google Sketchup files in addition to Step, IGES, STL, DWG, STL, OBJ, 3DS, PTS and ASC.
Our new CAD readers are in progress for all the platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux). They will read ACIS, CADDS, CATIA 5, 5, 6, CERCON, CEREC, CGR, DCM, Inventor, JT, ParaSolid, Siemens PLM/XML, ProCera, Pro/E, SolidEdges, SolidWorks, Unigraphics and VDA… Planned in August…
Step and IGES are readable for free in CaniVIZ Windows and Mac… For Linux, it is planned in August…
Spatial Interop is our CAD file format readers (Step, IGES, CATIA, Pro/E, etc).
They have chosen to change their license in a way that is clearly unfriendly for startups and small business companies. This group only focus on money and profit without any consideration for investment in the future. This is very inglorious for this French company.
But finally, this an excellent news for our customers because we now have a second source CAD reader that is much more efficient (models are smaller and more beautiful), much more small (the binary libraries are about 30MB while Spatial Interop was +250MB!) and with a much more affordable price… In addition, the readers will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux!
We are working very hard to make available the new CAD readers.
CaniVIZ Pro 1.1.5 for Mac now includes a Step and IGES reader for free.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview for Mac is now able to preview Step and IGES files, in addition to the WaveFront, STL, DWG, PTS, ASC, 3DS files.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview allows to see the 3D file content as a thumbnail in the applications that supports Apple Quicklook, such as the Finder or Mail.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview is able to display a preview even if the file format does not specify a preview attribute such as STL or Step.
The new version is submitted to the Apple Store and it will be available for free for the existing customers as soon as Apple validates it.
CaniVIZ 3D Pro 1.1.4 and CaniVIZ 3D Preview 1.1.4 are both available at the Apple AppStore.
CaniVIZ 3D Preview is a standard Apple QuickLook plug-in that generates previews for common 3D files.
It will replace all the recognized 3D file icons in your Finder by the previews as well as in the Mail attachments.
The great feature is that CaniVIZ 3D Preview can generate previews for file formats that does not have previews, such as STL, WaveFront, 3D Studio or ASCII Point clouds. In addition, previews of our VIZ files and of AutoCad DWG are displayed if the files have been saved with a preview.
It also generates previews for our VIZ file format, of course, and for AutoCad DWG…
The new Web site version 3 is on line at https://caniviz.com ; It is not perfect, but it is on line !
This web site is important because it is mandatory for the Windows Store where CaniVIZ will be available soon.
In addition, this Web site use Quick’n Easy Web Builder as replacement of Apple iWeb that is not maintained since 4 years… The Web site is more efficient because iframe created by iWeb when HTML code is embedded in a page are not needed by QEWB ; in addition, the generated page does not longer need to be parsed by PHP after the generation in order to add some missing iWeb features…
Today, CaniVIZ is 10 years old! Great day.
We remember 10 years ago, when we wrote the first line of the source code, we would like to design a nice 3D viewer, powerful enough to handle wide 3D files, simple enough to be used by everybody, portable enough to be launched on the main operating systems, and efficient enough to be able to work on SmartPhones…
Now, CaniVIZ has 650k line of source code, it works on Window®, Mac®, Linux® and in the Web browsers, it is able to open 15 million polygon files on a simple 2008 white MacBook®, it worked on Windows Mobile (abandoned due to the unclear Microsoft® strategy ; new port should be scheduled in end 2013) and it is currently ported to iPhone/iPad®…
Now the static viewer is done (1.0 line), now the collaborative tools are implemented (1.1 line), our next step is to enhance the animation capabilities with objects moves in the scene, and programmed movements such as rotations, etc…
CaniVIZ will be presented at IC3D – Ingénierie collaborative et Technologies 3D appliquées à l’architecture et à l’urbanisme, September 18-19, 2012 at Châlons en Champagnes.