By Afanche Technologies, Inc.
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This is a great professional version 3D model viewer for iPad. It supports the most popular 3D formats including STL, 3DS, IGES, STEP and many others. The app supports more 3D formats than any other apps on the market. It is capable of loading huge 3D data files in a very fast speed. With help of this app, you can view your 3D model anywhere you want, no matter you are at home or traveling abroad.
The complete list of 3D formats supported by the app includes: stl, iges, step, x_t and x_b(parasolid),dae, 3ds, dxf, vrml (wrl), obj, ter, shp, smd, q3d, q3s, mdl, md2, md3, md5mesh, csm, ase, b3d, off, ac, ms3d, ply, nff, raw, asc, csv, pcd, nas, mesh, unv, apt, g-code(cnc).
The app provides many 3D features including rotating model with finger movement, zooming in/out, panning, changing color, changing light intensity, etc. You can also choose to display it in shading model, or wireframe mode. The app supports loading multiple models at the same time so that you can view them together. It is extremely helpful when you want to compare your data sets to make sure everything works correctly. You can also use the app to figure out basic dimensions of your model, for instance, the length along x, y or z direction, total surface area, total volume, etc.
The app supports rendering 3D objects on top of different background, for instance, you can change background color, make it transparent or use an image as background. You can choose any image to be the background image. For instance, you can use model environment image, or your company's logo.
You can add files to the app's document folder through iTunes and use the file open button of the app to load them. Please see instruction in the help page of the app about how to add files through iTunes to the app if you are not familiar with it already. You can also use the app to open 3D files you received as your email attachment. Just tap on the attachment in you email app, the 3D viewer would be launched automatically. Or you can use it to open 3D files from third party file management app, like DropBox, etc.
The app is not just a 3D data file viewer. It is also a file organizer. The app provides you file sorting features so that you can find your model quickly. You can sort by file name or file creation time. If you have too many models in the app's folder, you can use delete button of the app to remove the files you don't need any more. The app supports folders so that you can create folders and put files for different project in different folder. The app provides zip and unzip function. You can use it to zip / unzip compressed files in .zip format. The app also tells you information about your files, for instance, the size and creation time of the files. If you need share 3D model with your friend, coworker, client or partner, you can use in-app email feature to send your model out as email attachment.
The app provides unique in-app reviewing feature. You can easily take screen-shot of your file (3D or office document), draw your comment on the screen-shot and email it to your friends. The app supports many drawing elements, including free form, line, text, rectangle, circle, ellipse, etc. It supports undo/redo.
For video demo of the app, please visit our website http:://www.afanche.com
The app is part of ATView3D 3D data visualization tool family developed by Afanche Technologies. If you need iPhone or iPad app for other 3D file formats, for instance,iges, stl, 3ds, obj, vrml, ply, etc, please search Afanche to find more 3D oriented apps. Afanche is a company specialized in 3D technologies. Afanche provides customized 3D programming solutions for mobile, web and desktop. For more info, please visit our website http://www.afanche.com.
I am a Geomagic (formerly Alibre) user who needs to show my models to a client. Normally I would use exported PDF's, but my client could not view them on his Apple products. I was hoping this software would be a solution but no such luck. The depictions I get on my on IPad are not acceptable. I did not receive the requested support.