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29 Jun 2017

Glovius for Android now supports VR

Glovius for Android now supports VR using Google Cardboard. Glovius Android app now supports :

  1. Single Tap VR mode
  2. View 3D Components in full 3D
  3. Navigation controls using head movement

    View Components in 3D using Glovius app and Cardboard

We are excited by the latest advancements in the VR technology and Google Cardboard provides a simple and affordable platform to showcase Virtual Reality use cases. Download Glovius from the Google Play Store, sign into your account and tap the VR button and pop your phone in any of the Google Cardboard devices to experience the next big shift in 3D visualization technology.

Get the Glovius app from Google Playstore now !

You can generate files for Android devices from Glovius desktop by Exporting to Glovius mobile format and transferring the files to your device. Alternately, you can use our online web service Babel3d and to automatically send these files to your device :

  1. Register at our web service Babel3d
  2. Upload your 3D files
  3. Download the Glovius app on your device and Sign in
  4. Your files are automatically synced to your device
  5. Open a file, tap the VR button and experience it with your Cardboard device
08 May 2017

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.

 

19 Jan 2017

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.

 

06 Jan 2017

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

16 Sep 2016

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.