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Darwin Vue Overview

Basic Description

Darwin Vue is a 3D CAD viewer and collaboration tool based on modelling kernel ACIS and visualization library HOOPS Visualize. Provides high precision measurement tools, various annotations, advanced communication functionality and many other specialized features.

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Functionality Highlights

DMU functionalities

Measurements

Collaboration tools

Annotations

Customizable

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Input Formats

Format Classification Format Name Extension Supported Versions Optional
Native CAD CATIA V4 *.model, *.exp, *.session ver.4.1.9 ~ 4.2.4 Yes
CATIA V5 *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.cgr R2 ~ R22 (1) Yes
Unigraphics *.prt ver.11 ~ 18, NX1 - NX8 (2) Yes
Pro/ENGINEER *.prt, *.prt*, *.asm, *.asm* ver.16 ~ Wildfire5 Yes
SOLIDWORKS *.sldprt, *.prt, *.sldasm, *.asm ver.98 ~ 2012 (3) Yes
NDES CAD Space-E/Modeler *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.8 No
Space-E/MOLD *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.4 No
GRADE/CUBE *.M3, *.MF, *.MD All versions No
Intermediate Format IGES *.igs, *.iges up to ver.5.3 No
STEP *.stp,*.step AP203, AP214 (4) Yes
Parasolid *.x_b, *.x_t, *.xmt_txt, *.xmt_bin ver.10.0 ~ 24.0.133 Yes
ACIS *.sat, *.sab up to R22 No
DXF *.dxf R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2001, 2002 No
(1) - 2D Drawing file (.CATDrawing) is not supported. Currently, unable to read files that include japanese characters in file path.
(2) - Currently, unable to read files that include japanese characters in file path.
(3) - Unable to read assembly names and assembly part names
(4) - Supports only geometry elements.
* I-deas reader option sell and support is terminated.
* DWG and DWF formats are not supported because VoloView support stop.


Darwin Vue also supports the following polygonal formats:

Format Name Extension
STL *.stl
HPGL *.hpgl
XGL, ZGL *.xgl, *.zgl

Output Formats

Format Classification Format Name Extension Supported Versions Optional
Native CAD CATIA V4 *.model ver.4.1.9 ~ 4.2.4 Yes
CATIA V5 *.CATPart R6 ~ R22 (5) Yes
NDES CAD Space-E/Modeler *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.8 No
Intermediate Format IGES *.igs, *.iges up to ver.5.3 No
STEP *.stp,*.step AP203, AP214 (6) Yes
Parasolid *.x_t ver.12.0 ~ 24.0.133 Yes
ACIS *.sat, *.sab up to R22 No
DXF *.dxf R13 No
(5) - In some cases, if filepath include japanese characters, output failed.
(6) - Only geometry entities are supported.