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Fig. 1. OBJ format is widespread in the 3D graphics space, so it is often used for digital art assets.
Fig. 1. OBJ format is widespread in the 3D graphics space, so it is often used for digital art assets.

OBJ, also known as Wavefront OBJ, was created in the 1980s by Wavefront Technologies. Its Advanced Visualizer, a 3D animation software package, consisted of a few narrowly focused tools each targeting a specific task — modeling, animation, particle…


Architectural lighting design has grown from gas lamp fixtures of the 19th century to today’s smart lighting control systems. And the more sophisticated the lighting, the more rigorous is its planning. …


We are happy to present a new CAD Exchanger release, which is strengthening its capacity across CAD formats, covering new extensions and more data contained therein.

Here are the highlights of CAD Exchanger 3.10.1

  • Autodesk Inventor import
  • SOLIDWORKS user-defined and validation properties import
  • IFC Global IDs import
  • Non-Unicode strings import

This year we started holding video interviews with our customers to let them share their experience with CAD Exchanger. The thing is, customers’ stories in their own words could be way more eloquent than any thrid-party articles.

That’s why following the publication about our collaboration with Glove Systems, we prepared a video testimonial with Mahdi Sharif, its CSO and Co-founder.

Read the full story here.

“With integrating CAD Exchanger, Glove Systems is enabling fabrication workers to visualize parts and assemblies that they are building and get their 3D data.”

Mahdi Sharif

CSO and Co-founder, Glove Systems

Glove Systems integrates CAD Exchanger SDK to deliver 3D model data to the fabrication floor
Glove Systems integrates CAD Exchanger SDK to deliver 3D model data to the fabrication floor

Originally published at https://cadexchanger.com on September 20, 2021.


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Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) history began in 1994. The intention behind its creation was to provide a neutral and open specification for the exchange of design data in construction and structural engineering applications. There’s a term Building Information Modeling…


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Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) was created in the mid-1990s as a format to put 3D scenes on web pages. In 1997 a second version of the format was designed and it was standardized by ISO. It didn’t see widespread…


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STL (stands for stereolithography) was created in the late 1980s by the 3D printing equipment manufacturer 3D Systems. In the years since the format has become almost universal due to its simplicity while still maintaining its foothold in the 3D printing space…


Over the years we’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge on what CAD files can be like, what their peculiarities are, and where some of them would and would not be efficient. We’ve already shared a dozen blog posts on this topic, but we’d like to streamline all the information so…


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JT was originally developed as a part of DirectModel toolkit by Engineering Animation and HP. The former was eventually acquired by Siemens and now JT is the standard exchange format across the whole Siemens PLM ecosystem. The name of the format stands for…


Companies ordering custom parts want to have a better choice when it comes to manufacturing contractor search. Some customers need the shortest lead times and vote for local manufacturers, while others require highly specific fabrication methods and are ready to choose expertise over speed. …

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