It looks like Dassault is making good on its promise to make its 3DLive lightweight 3D collaboration tool play nicely with third-party CAD offerings.
At this week’s SolidWorks World, Dassault announced a new version of 3DLive enhanced to take advantage of multi-CAD product information. The Web-based tool employs a unique, turntable “lazy-susan” style interface, allowing users across all functional areas to easily navigate, search for and share 3D models in an intuitive fashion without being familiar with Boolean search parameters or filling in property sheets and without having to own and work in CAD or PLM systems.
This next-generation version of 3DLive can display and navigate product information created in Dassault’s CATIA CAD tool, along with third-party CAD offerings such as SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Siemens/UGS NX and Autodesk Inventor. The new release also includes support for IBM’s Lotus Sametime 7.5 and Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007.