ParallelGraphics Cortona3D RapidAuthor
A world leader in 3D visual communication and publishing software, Parallel Graphics Ltd. trading as Cortona3D provides proven tools for transforming design data (CAD) into ‘Visual Know-How’ for product maintenance and training.
ParallelGraphics Cortona3D has released 8.1 version of RapidAuthor, is a powerful cost-effective authoring suite giving organizations the flexibility to produce all support documentation such as interactive Parts Catalogs, Maintenance Manuals, Training Materials and Work Instructions.
The tools included in the suite enable organizations to reuse existing CAD data or other 3D source material, to author interactive 3D visualizations for more effective support documentation, dramatically reducing effort and timelines. Its intuitive interface enables users with no 3D expertise to create compelling simulations and associated text simultaneously.
RapidDeveloper is a complementary product to Cortona3D’s RapidAuthor tools. It enables RapidAuthor users to customise the data import process and the output format for RapidAuthor projects. RapidDeveloper consists of two products; RapidConfiguration and RapidSpecification.
What’s New in Cortona3D RapidAuthor 8.1
There are two different versions of the software: RapidAuthor and RapidAuthor S. RapidAuthor S is integrated with Teamcenter and imports JT data; RapidAuthor imports data in various CAD formats (e.g. CATIA, NX, SolidWorks).
UPDATES IN RAPIDAUTHOR AND RAPIDAUTHOR S
AUTHORING PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
Support for S1000D 4.1.
RapidManual/RapidLearning: Multiple 2D image generation for selected 3D procedure steps.
RapidManual/RapidLearning: Ability to create video from 3D procedure.
RapidCatalog: Generation of the thrust lines in 3D explosion views is improved and these lines may be shown in publications.
Improved generation of 2D images from 3D geometry: support for transparent objects, improved callouts placement algorithm and callout alignment options.
CORTONA2D EDITOR PRO IMPROVEMENTS
Ability to create and edit hatch styles.
Ability to rotate objects around an arbitrary center.
Ability to select objects by using an arbitrary closed line (Lasso tool).
MULTI-THREADED IMPORT OF CAD DATA
Multi-threaded import of CAD data significantly speeds up the import process.
JT DATA IMPORT*
Importing textures from JT files.
Support for JT layer filters.
Various improvements and bug fixes.
* The users of RapidAuthor will need to use an extra import plug-in (Rapid JT Component) to access this functionality.
The floating licenses are automatically reassigned when the connection with the license server is restored after break, they are not blocked by the server as before.
UPDATES IN RAPIDAUTHOR ONLY
IMPROVED CAD IMPORT
Support for CATIA V5-6, R2015, Autodesk Inventor 2016, 3D PDF.
Numerous improvements and bug fixing in importing Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, JT, SolidEdge, CATIA, NX, IGES and STEP data.
TEAMCENTER INTEGRATION IMPROVEMENTS
INTEGRATION WITH TEAMCENTER CMS IS NOW AVAILABLE
Content developed with RapidAuthor S can be now saved in Teamcenter CMS. Changes in the RapidAuthor S project will be reflected in corresponding CMS data.
Configurable templates allow for delivering RapidAuthor S publications to Teamcenter CMS in accordance with S1000D 4.1 and DITA 1.1 standard.
UPDATES IN RAPIDDEVELOPER AND RAPIDDEVELOPER S
64-bit version of RapidConfiguration is now available.
JT layer filter support (requires RapidAuthor S or Rapid JT Component).
Ability to use measurement units information from the JT file (requires RapidAuthor S or Rapid JT Component).
Ability to define the active representation of the items.
UPDATES IN CORTONA2D VIEWER
Cortona2D Viewer has been updated to support new functionality of RapidAuthor.
How To Install
1. Read iNsTrucTioN.txt
Title Release: ParallelGraphics Cortona3D RapidAuthor 8.1 Suite
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 x64