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04 Jun 2012

View SketchUp models on iPad, iPhone & Android Devices!

[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.]

 

SketchUp is one of the most intuitive and fun to use 3D modeling software in the market today. And free. Millions of people are using SketchUp to model anything and everything. SketchUp is being used in many diverse industries including Architecture & Design, Engineering, Construction, Digital Entertainment, Education & Gaming.

And now you can bring your SketchUp models to your favorite smartphone and tablet, using Glovius apps + Babel3D.com. Carry your entire SketchUp portfolio in your pocket and showcase your designs on the go.

With Glovius, you can Zoom, Pan, Rotate your models using the intuitive touch gestures. View the product structure and hide/show components. Save & Email snapshots from within the app. Take simple sections across standard planes. The full functionality Glovius app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for $9.99 free. A free version, Glovius Lite, is also available.

Here is how you can get your models on your iPad, iPhone & Android devices :-

  1. Visit Babel3D.com and register for the Mobile plan. A free 7-day trial is available. (requires a credit card)
  2. Upload your SketchUp models (*.skp) and select Mobile as the output format.
  3. Download Glovius app on your device, login to your Babel3D account from within the app to download your models.

That’s it!

Get Glovius for iPad & iPhone
Get Glovius for Android

With these simple steps, you can now carry your entire SketchUp portfolio with you all the time. We provide 10 free translations to each new user who registers with us. Subsequent translations are charged at $0.99. A monthly subscription plan is coming soon. You can register for a free 7-day trial. The service is $9/month thereafter. 48 popular 3D file formats are supported. You can change plans or cancel online anytime.

Do write to me at sid@glovius.com with your feedback and suggestions!

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

03 Apr 2012

View SolidWorks files on iPad, iPhone & Android devices!

[Update : We have updated a few things. Glovius for iOS & Glovius for Android apps are now free. You can register an account on Glovius Cloud]

 

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 Glovius Cloud

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

Both SolidWorks parts (*.sldprt) and assemblies (*.sldasm) are supported. Glovius Cloud 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.
  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.

A free 15-day trial can be downloaded from https://www.glovius.com/downloads/. To purchase Glovius, please visit the online store.

Feedback

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

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius

13 Dec 2011

Glovius for Android!

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!