Datakit Releases CAD Conversion Tools v2018.1

Datakit Releases CAD Conversion Tools v2018.1
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LYON, France, Jan 25, 2018 – Datakit announces the release of version 2018.1 of its CAD conversion tools, the latest update of Datakit’s CAD data exchange software range.

This new version of CrossManager, CrossCad/Plg and CrossCad/Ware adds several improvements to Datakit’s interfaces:

  1. These applications can now read new versions of CAD formats: SOLIDWORKS 2018, NX 12 and DWG 2018.
  2. CrossManager is now able to convert 3D models to .prc files. This format allows to encapsulate 3D data in a PDF. Thus, CrossManager enables to integrate models coming from most of 3D formats in a PDF. Conversion to PRC is available from more than 20 CAD formats.

 

20181aNX 12 file converted in PRC with CrossManager

 

  1. The Revit format (.rvt files) reading is now available, expanding Datakit’s BIM data conversion offering, begun last year with the IFC format.

This new reader enables software vendors to add Revit import capabilities to their own application by using CrossCad/Ware. It also enables end users to convert Revit files to IGES, STEP, 3DPDF and PRC with CrossManager.

This new interface is able to read geometrical data along with colors and instances contained in Revit 2017.x files

 

CrossCad/Ware allows to work from Revit files in third-party applications
CrossCad/Ware allows to work from Revit files in third-party applications

This version also benefits from the constant improvement of the dozens of CAD converters provided by Datakit. Indeed, they are maintained constantly, in order to improve their quality and to process new entities, while optimizing the execution time.

Datakit tools remains independent of any external API, so it does not require any third-party license to work.

All formats supported by CrossManager
All formats supported by CrossManager

Users wanting to try Datakit software can download it and get a trial license on CrossManager and CrossCad/Plg official pages.

Software vendors interested in CrossCad/Ware, the API enabling them to integrate Datakit technology in their own applications, can visit the API description page and contact Datakit to get information relevant to their activity.

About Datakit

Datakit is a leading company founded in 1994, specialized in CAD data exchange solutions and services. It offers standalone converters, plug-ins and SDK that import, analyze and export a large number of CAD formats. Datakit exposes a wide range of geometrical and semantic data (assemblies, annotations, metadata, PMI…) through its varied range of products. It also provides support services for the migration of CAD databases to help customers choose the best data transfer solutions. It works closely together with independent software vendors that currently integrate its CAD data exchange solutions to their own software.

For more information, visit www.datakit.com.

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