PowerPack v10 brings over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD v10 and Shark v10, including tools to repair and validate models for 3D printing.
PowerPack v10 brings over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD. Prepare and perfect your CAD designs for 3D Printing. PowerPack v10 offers a collection of 3D printing repair tools, new modeling tools and general utilities that will increase productivity and make your existing and future designs 3D Printer ready. Example tools include auto repair for dangling vertices, stitch triangles, double and collapsed face removal, correction of simple holes, plus repair for mesh, curves, surfaces and solids, and more! Strengthen your work and increase your efficiency with PowerPack version 10.
**PowerPack v10 is only compatible with ViaCAD 2D/3D v10 and ViaCAD Pro v10
3D Printing Tools
PowerPack v10 includes 3D print tools that repair your designs to make them 3D printer ready.
Inspects and repairs a mesh for dangling vertices, stitch triangles, remove double faces and remove collapsed faces.
Close Simple Holes
Corrects simple holes by filling with triangles.
Corrects surface normals that are not properly orientated.
Convert to Quads
Examines a triangle mesh and recreates quads where possible merging two, three or four triangles into one quad, two quads into one quad, etc.
Examines triangles and quads for small edges. Edges below the user defined tolerance are collapsed. A triangle facet with a sliver edge removes the two facets sharing the edge. A quad facet with a sliver edge is converted into a triangle.
Separate all Parts
Examines the connectivity between facets to determine individual mesh parts, separating individual meshes that come in as one mesh as a result of a file import.
Show Free Edges
Identifies free edges and gives an option to make permanent lines out of the edges.
PowerPack v10 includes a collection of tools to manage CAD data and manipulate entity attributes.
Unroll will flatten a developable surface such as a ruled surface into a shape that lies in the XY plane.
New! HeightMap to 3D Mesh
The HeightMap to 3D Mesh tool will convert a 2D image into a 3D object. The height is extracted from the color components by applying a grayscale conversion and mapping the results into a user supplied height value.
New! Select Same
The Select Same tool provides mask options for selecting objects including shape, color, entity type, line font, text font, and assorted colors. The Assorted Colors tool assigns up to 20 colors per group of entities selected. The tool is useful for visually identifying file import and other individual parts.
AutoLayer is a tool that will automatically assign an entity to a layer based on the same shape or by entity name. Use AutoLayer to help organize files imported from other applications that do not support layering.
The Preview Layers utility provides a user interface to rapidly step through layers. The play button will animate through the layer start and end region. The step forward and backward buttons manually provide control through the layers.
Change File Units
There are many file formats that do not contain unit settings that include STL, OBJ, PLY, 3DS and older DXF files. The Change File Units command allows you to quickly change a file scale based on Units or Scale Factor.
Show Only By Name
The Show Only by Name tool displays just the entity with the provided name. This tool changes the Show/Hide flags of the entity.
The Rename tool provides a way to rename large number of entities. This tool is especially useful for renaming entities imported from external applications. For example, Inventor attaches the full assembly representation to the part name.
The Spell Check examines all visible text for possible misspellings and provides suggestions.
The Isolate Layer command sets the display layers to objects that you select.
Curve, Surface, and Solid Modeling Tools
Repair profile, simplify profile, show surface free edges, remove duplicate entities, remove zero length curves, simplify solid.
Mesh analysis, auto repair, show mesh free edges, remove collapsed facets, identify overlaps, remove duplicate facets, fix flipped normal, weld vertices, remove unused vertices, rebuild normal, close simple holes, rebuild normal, flip on normal, delete facets, combine, split by select, make vertices planar, and remove slivers.
<p>Windows® - Recommended Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10¹, Intel® Pentium® IV or AMD® Athlon64™ class 64-bit processor, 3GB free hard drive space, 4GB RAM, OpenGL /DirectX9 compliant video card with 256MB of dedicated RAM, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. Macintosh® - Recommended Requirements: Macintosh® OS 10.10 or higher¹, x64 Intel® Mac®, 4GB free hard drive space, 1GB RAM or greater, 256MB VRAM, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. ¹SharkCAD Pro 10 PC & MAC requires a machine with an operating system using x64 (64-Bit) architecture.</p>
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