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08May2017

Glovius Now Supports 3DConnexion 3D Mice

We are pleased to announce that Glovius now supports 3D Connexxion’s 3D Mouse.

A 3D mouse provides smooth and configurable navigation of your components and is really helpful while navigating large 3D components.

Plugin your 3D Mouse; fire up Glovius and make your work in 3D effortless, fast and fun !

You can download the mouse drivers from here.

 

19Jan2017

Introducing Glovius 2D Viewer

Technical Drawings or 2D drawings as they are popularly known convey lot of instantly glance-able information. Due to the international adoption of drawing standards these drawings are especially useful in collaboration by capturing the geometric features of the components. We had many of our users asking for support to 2D files.

Today,  we are happy to announce Glovius 2D – a free* DWG and DXF file viewer.
Glovius 2D Viewer is free for all Glovius customers. Download Glovius and give the 2D Viewer a try.

2D Viewer

Glovius 2D Viewer

Here are the top features of Glovius 2D :

  1. View popular 2D file formats – Open 2D files CATDrawing, DWG and DXF files
  2. Measure 2D elements in the drawing sheet – Measure the length of an edge, distance between two edges, radius of a circle or arc
  3. Tape Measure – Measure the sum of selected 2D elements like lines and arcs
  4. Create PDF documents from your 2D files – Export your 2D drawings to PDF formats for digital records**
  5. Support for multiple sheets in the drawing
  6. Print your drawings for record and archival purposes

Download Glovius 2D along with Glovius here .

*Glovius 2D is free for all our customers and uses the same license as Glovius.
** CATDrawing to PDF is in the works. Stay tuned.

 

06Jan2017

2016 – Year in Review

We hold our mission “3D for Everyone, Everywhere” steadfast and plan to make your workflows simpler with Glovius as we start the New Year.

Some tidbits from 2016 –

  • Product – We have added support for many new CAD versions, Contextual Collaboration, Explosion, Improvements in Measure and Assembly analysis tools. There are significant performance improvements so that you can load components faster. In line with companies adopting cloud solutions as their repositories, we have integrated Glovius with Dropbox and Box.net. We have also shipped a free Glovius 2D Viewer for all our Glovius customers.
  • Users – Thousands of users have used Glovius to access and Visualize their 3D data. Some of our best product ideas implemented in Glovius have been suggested by our users. If you have any feedback or suggestions for us, please email us at support@glovius.com
  • Development – With more than a thousand code checkins and hundreds of resolved tickets, our Development and Quality team have made numerous enhancements and bug fixes to Glovius.
  • Support – Our support team is always ready to help you. Our typical response time this year has been under 8 hours. In addition, we created a dedicated Support portal with Product Documentation, FAQs and Video Tutorials.

Happy 2017!

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager, Glovius

16Sep2016

Glovius for Should Costing Analysis

Many Glovius users are from Purchasing and Should Costing teams. Product designers need to identify unproductive manufacturing costs early in the product life cycle. Designers and Sourcers are faced with stringent cost targets as companies optimize to provide maximum product value.

Should-Cost analysis helps in these scenarios and empowers product manufacturers to break down costs analytically and iterate based on the cost structure. According to some estimates, conducting Should Costing reviews can reduce the cost of total systems by 5 to 15 percent and sub systems cost by up to 40 percent!

Glovius offers a number of tools to help calculate the cost of manufacturing of a component.

Start with the BOM Report

Bill of Materials Report in Glovius

Create a Bill of Materials Report in Glovius

Generate a part level Bill of Materials report in CSV format and import it in Microsoft Excel. The report contains the dimensions of the component, quantity, material (if specified) and serves as a start point for your Should-Cost calculations. For parts, use the Analyse dialog to instantly get the component bounds, mass properties and other relevant information.

Compare Models

Compare revisions

Compare revisions in Glovius

If you receive an iteration of a previous component – use the Compare tool and find the differences in 3D design to calculate the delta value in cost accordingly. Use the measure tool to better understand the changes. You can also save the comparison results in PDF for sharing and collaboration.

Component Visibility

component visibility tools

Component visibility tools in Glovius

Use the Component Visibility tools from the View tab to focus on a specific component. You can Select and Isolate any component for a clear understanding of its design.

We hope this post gets you started on Should Costing analysis for your components. Please contact us at support@glovius.com if you have any feedback, questions or suggestions.

12Aug2016

Glovius for Windows Release 4.4 is here

Glovius 4.4 is available for download. In this release, we have added bunch of new features and squashed many bugs. Glovius now  has a refreshed UI, Explode tool, ability to Measure during Sectioning and a new way to share mark-ups and collaborate faster with your team.

Support for CATIA V5-6 2016 and Inventor 2017

View parts and assemblies created in CATIA V5-6 2016 and Inventor 2017 with Glovius for Windows Release 4.4.

All New User Interface

New icons and a refreshed ribbon bar layout.

New UI - Glovius CAD Viewer

Enhancements

Sometimes, you need a lower or higher precision during measurement and BOM reports. You can now set the number of decimal places based on your requirement.

Many of Glovius customers use Dropbox and Box for storing CAD files in the cloud. You can now directly open your 3D models from Dropbox and Box from the File > Open dialog.

Droppbox and Box Support

Sectioning is one of our top features in Glovius. However, most of our users want to section and measure components at the same time. Now you can cut sections and measure by turning off the plane and measure the components.

section measure

Explosion helps us understand assembly structure and gives us a peek inside the component architecture. We have rewritten and improved “Explode” in Glovius. It uses the Product Structure and Coordinate axes to explode components.

Glovius CAD Viewer - Explode Assemblies

Improved Collaboration

We have made it simpler to share design review comments and notes with your team. Open a CAD model, add markup and share just the COLLAB file. When your team member opens the CAD model and the COLLAB file, Glovius loads all the markups and notes contained within.

Release Availability

Glovius for Windows Release 4.4 is now available for download. Register and download a free 7-day trial to view, measure, section, markup and compare 3D models from popular CAD formats like CATIA V5 and V6, NX, Pro/ENGINEER and Creo, SolidWorks, Inventor, Solid Edge, STEP, IGES and more.

Subscription customers can upgrade to the new release immediately. License customers who have purchased Glovius after August, 2015 can upgrade to the new release free of charge.

Please contact us at support@glovius.com if you have any questions.

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