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03 Apr 2012

View SolidWorks files on iPad, iPhone & Android devices!

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[Update : We have updated a few things. Glovius iOS & Android apps are now free. You can register for a free 7-day trial on Babel3D.com (requires a credit card). Thereafter it’s $9/month, and works for 48 file formats.]

SolidWorks is one of the most popular 3D CAD software in the market today. Using Glovius for iOS & Android, you can now showcase SolidWorks models on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices. Here’s how :-

Transfer models using Babel3D.com

  1. Get the Glovius app from the App Store or Google Play market.
  2. Create an account at Babel3D.com and translate your models to the mobile optimized format
  3. Login to your Babel3D account from within the Glovius app, and download your models.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you can now showcase SolidWorks models on the go. Zoom/Pan/Rotate using the intuitive touch interface. Take sections, save & email snapshots. For assemblies, view the product structure and hide/show components using the component tree.

The full feature Glovius app is available for $9.99. Glovius apps are now available for free. Glovius Lite is a free version of the app.

Both SolidWorks parts (*.sldprt) and assemblies (*.sldasm) are supported. Babel3D supports other popular formats that can be easily exported from SolidWorks, including STEP, IGES, 3DS, OBJ & STL.

To upload SolidWorks assemblies, zip all the files, and name the zip file as the main assembly file. For example, if your main assembly file’s name is car.sldasm, create a zip file containing all the parts and assemblies, and name the zip file as car.sldasm.zip.

Transfer models using Glovius for Windows

You can also transfer models using Glovius for Windows & iTunes.

  1. Download Glovius for Windows and the SolidWorks importer add-on.
  2. Open SolidWorks models in Glovius and click on Export on the ribbon bar. Save the .glovius file.
  3. Connect your iPad/iPhone/Android device and transfer .glovius files using iTunes. Please refer https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094 support article for more details.

Glovius for Windows is a free JT viewer with an extensible and customizable architecture. The SolidWorks Viewer Bundle for Glovius is available for $295. A free 15-day trial can be downloaded from https://glovius.com/downloads/. To purchase Glovius SolidWorks Viewer, please visit the online store.

Feedback

For any queries/suggestions, drop me an email at sid@babel3d.com

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Babel3d & Glovius
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(Cross posted from the Babel3D blog)

16 Mar 2012

Introducing Glovius Lite for iOS!

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In line with our Android app,  we are happy to introduce Glovius Lite, a free version of the high performance Glovius app for iPhone and iPad. You can download the free app from iOS App Store.

Here’s a detailed list of the feature set supported in the free and paid versions of Glovius for iOS App :

FeatureGlovius LiteGlovius
Support for various 3D formatsYesYes
High performance 3D visualizationYesYes
Zoom, Pan, Rotate models using the intuitive touch interfaceYesYes
Integration with Babel3D.comYesYes
Transfer models via USB (using Glovius for Windows)YesYes
Open files from Email, SD Card and other applicationsYesYes
Support for textures & PMIYes
Cross Section / Clip PlanesYes
Toggle PMI On/OffYes
Save & Email snapshotsYes
Change Background colorYes
PriceFree$9.99
Download the app from App Store !
Do write to me at sid@glovius.com with your feedback and suggestions!
13 Mar 2012

Introducing Glovius Lite for Android!

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Today, we are happy to introduce Glovius Lite, a free version of the high performance Glovius for Android App. You can download the free app from Google Play.

Here’s a detailed list of the feature set supported in both free and paid versions of Glovius for Android App :

FeatureGlovius LiteGlovius
Support for various 3D formatsYesYes
High performance 3D visualizationYesYes
Zoom, Pan, Rotate models using the intuitive touch interfaceYesYes
Integration with Babel3D.comYesYes
Transfer models via USB (using Glovius for Windows)YesYes
Open files from Email, SD Card and other applicationsYesYes
Support for textures & PMIYes
Cross Section / Clip PlanesYes
Toggle PMI On/OffYes
Save & Email snapshotsYes
Change Background colorYes
PriceFree$9.99
Download the app from Google Play!
Do write to me at sid@glovius.com with your feedback and suggestions!
18 Jan 2012

Glovius for Android & iPad/iPhone apps are free through January 2012!

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All through January 2012, the Glovius mobile apps for Android & iOS are free for download (otherwise $10). Grab a copy from the App Store and Android Market now.

We have also added support for major CAD formats on Babel3D.com for  transferring to your Glovius mobile apps. For more details, please refer our blog post on Babel3D.

 

13 Dec 2011

Glovius for Android!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Glovius for Android is now available in the Android Market!

Introduction

Glovius is a high performance 3D viewer for Android. With Glovius, showcase your 3D models on the go. Interact with your 3D models using the intuitive touch interface. Pinch to zoom, single finger drag to rotate, two finger drag to pan and double tap on the screen to reset the model.

To download models on your device, create a free account on Babel3D.com. Upload your SketchUp/3DS/OBJ/STEP/IGES/JT/STL files and select “glovius” as output format. Now login from within the Glovius app to download.

You can also download glovius files from Babel3D.com on your desktop and transfer to your device using a USB cable (copy them to the “GloviusAppData” folder on the device).

SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT & STL file formats are supported. Support for more formats coming soon.

Coming Soon

We plan to add a host of new features in the coming weeks. Here is a short list :-

  1. Save & Email Snapshots from within the application
  2. Take sections using the standard XY, YZ & XZ section planes. Dynamically move the section plane by dragging it. See section profile and cap. Flip the plane.
  3. Toggle PMI visibility On/Off.
  4. See product structure and Hide/Show various components. (for JT & STEP/IGES assemblies only)

If you would like to see any specific feature, do write to me at sid@glovius.com and let me know.

Feedback

The application has been extensively tested on Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S, Google Nexus S, Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid and the Motorola Xoom tablet. However, due to the variety of hardware and software options on the Android platform, if you do see any issues with regards to the Glovius for Android app, do write to me at sid@glovius.com and let me know. I will look into it immediately.

Thats it for today!