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Datakit imports assemblies from CAD formats into Rhino, and strengthens

Datakit imports assemblies from CAD formats into Rhino, and strengthens

11/05/2016 | France

Datakit, a leading CAD file conversion software vendor, announces that its CAD import plug-ins for Rhino are now able to maintain the assembly structure of the original model.

Indeed, the plugins line CrossCad/Plg, well known by Rhino users, already enable to import numerous CAD file formats in Rhino, but it did not allow to keep the initial assembly tree.

The latest version of these plug-ins has therefore been improved in order to convert the assembly structure of imported files by using the layers tree in Rhino.

Rhino users want to keep the assembly structure when they import files coming from other formats. But the challenge with Rhino is that there is no real notion of assembly”, explains Laurent Eraud, in charge of Rhino plug-ins at Datakit, “A trick of Rhino users is to import assemblies part by part in different layers, to reconstitute the assembly tree manually. But this solution is cumbersome and inaccurate. That’s why we have improved our plug-ins so they can rebuild automatically a layers tree identical to the initial assembly tree, without any manual intervention”.