Conversion and import from your 3D CAD system

We can convert and import from all major CAD programs with no tweaking or data fix-up required.

3D CAD part and assembly import

We can convert and import from all major CAD programs with no tweaking or data fix-up required.

  • SolidWorks
  • ProE/Creo
  • AutoCAD
  • NavisWorks
  • Revit
  • Inventor
  • Catia

3D scan data

If you don’t have 3D CAD data, we can scan and build 3D models using our in-house scanner.

Our 3D scanner uses HD colour cameras and a highly-sensitive infrared projector allowing a closer scan range and higher resolution than previous generation devices.

We stitch together multiple shots into a single mesh and import into our animation software.

 
 

CAD conversion options

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ProE/Creo
We can import the top-level .asm assembly file. Alternatively we can import from a top-level Neutral .neu.asm assembly file, or a STEP AP214 file.

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SolidWorks
We can import the native Solidworks top-level .sldasm file or a “BREP Manifold Solids IGES” file which has been exported from SolidWorks.

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Autodesk Inventor
We can import the top-level .iam assembly file, or better yet, import from a DWF-3D file.

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Solid Edge
We can import the top-level .asm assembly file or a STEP AP214 file. If using STEP, the “AP214” option must be chosen on the Solid Edge STEP exporter options panel.

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UG NX
UG NX conversions are always best done with a STEP AP214 file or alternatively a JT file.

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Catia
We can import a BREP Solids IGES file.

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AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks
For AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks, we import from a DWF-3D file. DWF-3D is one of the very best file formats for data translation.

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Rhino
We import from a native .3dm file.

Effective 3D animation by industry

We provide 3D modelling, animation and visualisation support for clients operating across all industry sectors including medical, engineering, architectural and manufacturing.

MEDICAL

Digital solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech and dental industries. Ideal to promote, inform or educate.

ENGINEERING

Digital solutions for the aerospace, automotive, electrical, environmental, oil and gas, mining, industrial and manufacturing industries. Ideal to promote, inform or educate.

ARCHITECTURAL

High quality graphic and video solutions for all sectors of the architectural and building development community.

PRODUCT VISUALISATIONS

We provide digital images or animations of your products. Ideal for packshots for print advertising, web use or television commercials especially prior to product launch.

FLUID SIMULATIONS

Realistic animations of liquids such as water and oil, particulates and smoke.

3D ANIMATION

High definition animation using 3D modelling and rendering technology.