Designer- lightweight 3D modeler and DXF file viewer
ThreeDify Designer (Designer, previously ActiveSolid) is a fast, intuitive and lightweight 3D modeler and DXF file viewer, as well as a simple assembly design tool. Designer allows the user to open and view over forty 3D file formats (including DXF, Wavefront, Lightwave, 3DS max, STEP and IGES), and over thirty 2D image formats. Imported 3D models can be regrouped into different groups and/or folders using Designer’s drag and drop grouping interface. Designer includes some of high-end tools such as robust mesh cutting and boolean operations that could only be found in expensive CAD programs that easily cost over 20 times as Designer. To learn more about ThreeDify Designer, please view our video demo.
Extendable as an ActiveX Control or a Plug-in
ThreeDify Designer is a lightweight 3D and dual mode application. It can run as a standalone application or as an ActiveX control. The entire application including its user interface can be embedded inside any ActiveX host, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office applications. Power users can script both the control and the standalone versions of Designer using its built-in automation interfaces for Visual Basic. Another unique feature of ThreeDify Designer is its import/export plug-in architecture using COM’s Component Category technology that enables third party developers to independently develop their own Designer importer and exporter.
Designer Feature List
2D object construction: Freehand, Circle, Ellipse, Rectangle, Bitmap Text, Polygon
Mark-up tools: Label, Axis Aligned Dimensions, Distance Dimension, Radial Dimension, Static and Associative Dimensions
Advanced Mark-up tools: Associative Angular and Point-to-Plane Dimension
3D object construction: Cube, Box, Sphere, Ellipsoid, 3D Text, Text Mesh, Text Polygon, Polyline, Spiral, Lathe, Extrude Vector, Extrude Path, Copy Object
Advanced 3D object construction: Loft, 3D Profile Generation, Polygon Offset, Roof/Wall Creation, Voxel Model from 3D mesh, Trim
Object editing: Delete, Move, Rotate, Scale, Move Vertex, Extend/Shorten, Flip Face Normal, Insert Poly Vertex, Delete Poly Vertex
Advanced object editing: Boolean Operations on Polygons, 3D solids and Voxel Models (Intersect, Union, Subtract, Symmetric Differences), Component Labeling, Solidify Envelope, Fillet/Chamfer, Separate Components, Trim
Undo/Redo: Unlimited Undo/Redo, Undo/Redo History, Inner Command Undo
View manipulation: True 3D Perspective-correct Zooming (in/out/window), Pan Left/Right, Dynamic Pan, Dynamic Zoom, Spin, 10 Preset (including 4 isometric) Views, Change View Target, CAD View Mode, Indoor View Mode
Advanced view manipulation: Add, Move, Rotate, Delete View Clipping Planes
Camera modes: Orthographic, Perspective
Support for materials: diffuse, specular, ambient, emissive, height, normals, shininess, opacity, vertex displacement, and ambient occlusion.
Multi-texturing and shaders with per pixel lighting effects, bump mapping, parallax mapping, gloss mapping, and vertex displacement mapping.
Rendering Modes: Switch between Software mode and hardware mode (using OpenGL VBOs). Wireframe, Flat Shading, Flat Shading + Wireframe, Gouaraud Shading, Fast Hidden Line Removal.
Rendering Options: Backface Cull, Background Color/Image/Texture, Grid On/Off, Snap Cursor to Grid or Vertex, Material Colors, Transparency. Lights (Up to 8 and ability to change light properties), Show Face Normal on Pick, Show Polyline Vertex Number
Grouping feature with drag & drop interface for assembly design
Command Stack: Support for meta commands
3D File Import: DXF, STL, Q3BSP, MDL, HMP, 3D, 3DS, ASE, AC, CSM, B3D, BVH, DAE, XML, X, Q3O, Q3S, MD5MESH, MD5ANIM, MD5CAMERA, IRRMESH, IRR, LWO, LXO,NFF, OFF, MD1, MD2, MD3, MDC, RAW, NFF, PLY, TER, SMD, VTA, OBJ, UC, IGES, STEP, BREP, DDH(Diamond Drill Holes)
3D File Export: DXF, STL(binary), XGL
Image File Import: BMP, CUT, DDS, EXR, G3, GIF, HDR,ICO, JP2, JPG, JNG, KLA, LBM, MNG, PBM, PCD, PCX, PFM, PGM, PIC, PNG, PPM, PSD, RAS, SGI, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP, XBM, XPM
Image File Export: BMP,EXR, HDR, ICO, JP2, JPC, JPG, PBM, PFM, PNG, PPM, TGA
Developer’s SDK: Dual Interfaces (automation interfaces for VB and VBA, and vtbl interfaces for C++)