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Customizing Autodesk Inventor using API in C#

With an increase in the number of CAD applications, the number of CAD files specific to applications has increased a lot. Users are now interested to see designing a CAD file in one application and import in other application. Make some modifications and re-import it back, Thanks to interoperability without which it would not have… Read More

CAD Data Interoperability Solutions

What is CAD Data Interoperability? Every CAD package stores information internally in a format that is best suited for that package. These proprietary formats can only be read by the specific program and are extremely difficult to use for other programs. For most modern engineering applications it is necessary to be able to transfer CAD… Read More

ProtoTech’s Product Updates- 2016

Time goes by fast. Year 2016 has given way to 2017. 2016 was a busy year for us. We released new products and added lot of exciting features to our existing products. Here are some of the highlights from it. # New product released:      3D Export SDK: It supports the export to following… Read More

Adding Custom GUI to Autodesk Inventor

This is an era of specialization which means there is a specialized software to design everything. There is a design software to only meant to design a screw and on the other hand there is one for rockets. Not all these specialized software are standalone software. Many design software companies leverage existing software platforms (viz.… Read More

6 different Platforms for 3D Shape Search

“Design, reuse or source?” is a standard dilemma being faced by all the engineering firms for a long time now. It’s not an easy decision, as engineers must first determine if the part or something similar to it exists in the company’s design vault, which may contain a million files or so. Sometimes it is… Read More

How to import and export AutoCAD (DWG/DXF) files in your application?

AutoCAD is amongst the most popular CAD software and has been around for almost three decades now. DWG (.dwg – DraWinG) is AutoCAD’s native file format. It is in binary form and is proprietary. DWG typically stores the design information using geometrical elements, dimensioning information, material information and user data (or metadata). Because of the popularity of AutoCAD, it has… Read More

Virtual Reality –the New Era in 3D Engineering.

Video games are addictive; recently an engaging game of search and acquire (Pokemon Go!) has been actually driving young and old into a frenzy. It has successfully merged the real word into the virtual world and created an exciting experience for the gamers. Virtual reality or immersive virtual reality system entails of virtual reality software,… Read More