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3D Model Viewer

I am looking for a viewer for a vendor that can view either Solid Edge or one of the formats Solid Edge can export as.  It also needs to be able to pull 3d PMI dimensions from the model.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a free or inexspensive viewer that can meet these needs?

Nate Emler
Engineering Programmer
Ariel Corporation
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Accepted by topic author NateEmler
‎11-23-2016 08:25 AM

Re: 3D Model Viewer

You have a few options:

 

Solid Edge Viewer:

Reads Solid Edge native files, not sure about dimensioning

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/products/solid-edge/freeviewer/


Solid Edge Mobile Viewer:

Reads .SEV files that SE can export. Apps for Windows, Android and iOS, dont think there's dimensioning but might be wrong

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/products/solid-edge/freeviewer/ on RHS of page

 

JT2Go

Reads .jt files that SE can export. Supports dimensioning (though it's bit painful) as well as PMI exported direct from SE

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/products/teamcenter/plm-platform-capabilities/visualiza...

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Accepted by topic author NateEmler
‎11-23-2016 08:25 AM

Re: 3D Model Viewer

There is also the free XpresReview solution:

 

http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/campaigns/xpresreview/index.cfm

 

As for lower cost solutions i.e. cheaper than purchasing Solid Edge, there are also a few choices…

 

Your vendor could purchase a monthly subscription of Solid Edge and only pay for the months when needing to query Solid Edge data. There are several options available, including the basic Design & Drafting package:

 

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/products/solid-edge/monthly-subscriptions/index.shtml


Or the vendor could purchase just the Solid Edge View & Markup product which has additional functionality above the free viewer product:

 

http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_gb/products/solid-edge/library.shtml#lightview%26url=/en_gb...

 

Re: 3D Model Viewer

The SE viewer, which is the same as the one in view and markup, is absolutely horrible. Getting dimensions is darn near impossible. 3D pdf is far superior.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: 3D Model Viewer

Hi,

 

 

 

 

what's about 3D PDF?

 

You can export SE files and You can dimension as well as cut (section) the model

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: 3D Model Viewer

[ Edited ]

I agree and I just mentioned it in my previous post. SE folks should be embarrassed to put out a POS like the viewer.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: 3D Model Viewer

Hi,

What is the preferred mobile viewer for mobile (android) for 3D pdf's looks like Adobe dropped support for 3D pdf for mobile and the other viewers in the playstore do not give an image.. just a blank screen ?

Reg.

Jan Bos

Re: 3D Model Viewer

As mentioned previously there is a mobile viewer that reads .sev files. Have no experience with it.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: 3D Model Viewer

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Hi @Jan_Bos,

 

Try this one for use on your Android device[s].... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techsoft3d.hps.pdf.reader&hl=en 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: 3D Model Viewer

[ Edited ]

There's one from that company for IOS too. And some others. I think it's a shame that there is no decent viewer for native SE files.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200