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Introducing subscription plans

We are very happy to announce that Glovius for Windows is now available in simple & cost-effective monthly subscription plans. Glovius is the first CAD viewer to support subscription payments. We have launched three plans, starting from $19/month. Click here to compare plans and sign-up for a free 7-day trial.

All plans include full measurement, sectioning, PMI and mobile format export.

Glovius Basic plan ($19/month) opens JT, STEP, IGES, STL, Rhino, 3D PDF, VDAFS, VRML, COLLADA, 3DS & OBJ files. Sign up for Basic Plan.

Glovius Standard plan ($29/month) supports viewing of Pro/Engineer, CREO, SolidWorks, Inventor, Solid Edge, OSDM, CADDS files. Add markups and save files in the JT format. Includes all features from Basic plan. Sign up for Standard plan.

Glovius Pro plan ($39/month) supports viewing of CATIA V4/V5, NX, I-DEAS & Parasolid files. Export to STL and compare any two models, based on differences in geometry, attributes, product structure. Includes all features from Standard plan. Sign up for Pro plan.

Advantages of Subscription pricing

  1. The tools you need, at an affordable and clear price. Plans start at $19/mo.
  2. Control costs and reduce capital outflow.
  3. Make 3D data available to more people in your organization in a cost effective and transparent way.
  4. Define a clear ROI for your projects.
  5. No maintenance or support contracts to worry about.

Get started at no cost, with a free 7-day trial. Compare plans and signup for the plan of your choice. Write to us at with your feedback and queries.

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius & Babel3d
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Glovius v3.3 for Windows is now available!

We are pleased to announce the release of Glovius version 3.3 for Windows.


  1. Measure text is more readable and visible than before.
  2. Measure non-BREP formats like STL, OBJ, 3DS etc.
  3. Save dimensions as markups, with the Markup & Collaboration add-on.
  4. A much improved notes tool in Markup & Collaboration add-on.
  5. Insert/edit models from all supported formats and save as JT.
  6. The new add-on manager displays subscription, HOSTID, and general version information.

Download Glovius for Windows

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Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius & Babel3d
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Advanced Measurement Add-on!

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Take accurate measurements on your CATIA, NX, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, STEP, IGES & JT files. Perform linear, angular and radial measurements, with filters and settings to help you do it quickly & accurately.

Select entities to measure distance, angle & radius between lines, points, surfaces & planes. For points, single entity selection displays XYZ coordinates, and displays the distance when two points are selected. For edges, measure the length/diameter and the distance/angle between two edges. Similar linear/angular measurements can be performed when two faces are selected.

measure.toolbarMeasurement is precise for CAD formats containing BREP data. Measurement units are model units, but can be changed from the Settings tab. Measurements performed using the Advanced Measurement Add-on are not saved in the file. Perform ad-hoc measurements on models when dimensions are absent. Send your measurement snapshots, right from within the Glovius app, by clicking the Email tool on the ribbon bar.

Enter the measurement mode by selecting the “tape measure” icon from the ribbon toolbar on the top. In the measure mode, as you hover over entities, they are highlighted for easy picking. The highlight & measurement colors, as well as other settings can be configured through the settings menu.


After selecting an entity (a point, an edge or a face), click to place the measurement on the screen. You may continue your selection for measuring two entities. Hit the ESC key to deselect the last entity from measurement queue. The “Clear All” button flushes all the measurements taken and lets you begin afresh. Delete measurements by selecting them with mouse and hitting the DELETE key.

Click here to register and download the add-on. A free 7 day trial is available. To configure, simply download and install the add-on. The measurement add-on works with Glovius 32-bit and 64-bit viewers.

The Advanced Measurement add-on is available for $99 as a standalone license. Visit the online store to buy a copy. It is included in all subscriptions plans: Basic, Standard & Pro subscription plans. Click here to compare plans and subscribe. Plans start from $19/month.

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Babel3d & Glovius

Measurements illustrated on 3D model by Silvio Arcanjo, a GrabCAD user.


Glovius v3.0 for Android is now available!

Glovius v3.0 for Android is now available from Google Play & Amazon Android Appstore. The update brings in the following new features :-

1. Add Freehand Markup
You can now add freehand markup and email snapshots from within the app to collaborate and provide feedback.

2. View Material Structure
View material information in the model and Hide/Show components based on their material properties (color/texture).

Android Material Structure

3. Email Glovius models from within the app. Recipients can download the free Glovius Lite app to view your shared models.

4. Standard Views now have built-in animation that loops through them. Touch the screen to stop the animation.

5. All dialogs now align properly on the screen to leave maximum space for displaying your models. Other performance improvements & minor bug fixes.

Download Glovius & Glovius Lite from Google Play

Do write to me at with your feedback and suggestions!

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Babel3d & Glovius


Glovius apps now available on Amazon Appstore for Android!


Today, I am pleased to announce the availability of Glovius Lite & Glovius on the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Get the apps on Amazon Appstore for Android : Glovius Lite | Glovius

Glovius Lite is a free, high performance 3D viewer for Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android Smartphones and Tablets. 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. A few sample models are shipped with both apps to get you started.

To download models on your device, create a free account on Upload your SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT, CATIA V5, ProEngineer, NX, SolidWorks, Inventor, STL files and select “Mobile” as output format. Now login from within the Glovius app to download. SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, NX, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor & STL file formats are supported. You get 10 free translations when you register at Subsequent translations are charged at $0.99 per file.

With Glovius, take simple sections across the standard XY/YZ/XZ planes, move & flip the section plane. View the product structure and hide/show PMI data (wherever available). Save & Email snapshots of models. Open Glovius models from email, SD Card & other applications and view standard top/bottom, left/right. front/back & isometric views of your model. Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above are required to run the apps.

Do write to me at with your feedback and suggestions!

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Babel3d & Glovius
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