QuadriSpace software solutions are used worldwide to create manufacturing documents from 3D CAD models and then publish final documents to standard printed or interactive formats. Using the software, customers rapidly create 3D manufacturing instructions, 3D interactive service manuals, illustrated parts lists, technical illustrations and visual processes for assembly or disassembly in interactive 3D. All tools are CAD vendor independent and directly support importing 3D CAD and data files from products by Autodesk®, PTC®, SolidWorks®, Rhino® and other standard CAD programs.
The 2012 version (http://www.quadrispace.com/m/2012/index.php) includes new tools to streamline the creation of exploded views. Exploded views are used often for manufacturing documentation and are a fundamental component of technical illustrations, part catalogs. They form the foundation for step-by-step instructions sets. New tools make it easy to select multiple parts and then uniformly move them along a radial or linear path greatly simplifying this exploded view creation.
With 2012, sharing 3D using 3D PDF becomes even easier and faster. New advances in technology incorporated into the 2012 version of QuadriSpace products result in published PDF files that are often less than half the size of previous versions of the software. Smaller files are easier to share through email, faster to download from the internet, open more rapidly and consume fewer system resources. Generally large models amplify this decrease in file size. Untextured large models can easily result in PDF files that are shrunk by 90% to 95% when compared to PDF files created with QuadriSpace’s 2011 product line.
Another significant improvement to 3D PDF publishing is the new ability to publish custom markups to PDF files. These markups are added to individually captured 3D views and are displayed dynamically as the view is recalled by clicking on a bookmark, button or table row. This is especially effective when combined with the ability to display descriptive text on the document page as illustrations are displayed.