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05 Jul 2012

Glovius apps now available on Amazon Appstore for Android!

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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 Babel3D.com. 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 Babel3D.com. 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 sid@glovius.com with your feedback and suggestions!

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Babel3d & Glovius
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26 Jun 2012

Glovius v3.0 for iOS is now available!

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Glovius version 3.0 for iOS. This update brings a lot of new features including Freehand Markup, Retina Support, Show/Hide Components by Material/Color, Email models, Sample models and performance & user interface improvements.

Get the app from the App Store

What’s new in Glovius version 3.0 for iOS :

  1. Freehand Markup : Markup on model snapshots and save/email snapshots from within the app. Pick a color for your markup.
  2. Show/Hide Components : Show/Hide components based on their material/texture/color properties.
  3. Email Models : Email models from within the app. Recipients can view the emailed model using free Glovius Lite apps on their iOS & Android devices.
  4. Sample Models :A few sample models are now included in the app to get you going quickly.
  5. User Interface Improvements : The app now supports retina resolutions. Options and Settings dialog have been merged and moved towards the top right corner to provide more room for the model.

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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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04 Jun 2012

View SketchUp models 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.]

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
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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)

01 Jun 2012

Glovius 2.1 for Android is here!

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Today, we are excited to unveil Glovius version 2.1 for Android. The latest update to our 3D viewer tool for Android brings support for Product Structure, Standard Views, Sample Models and improved performance.

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Product Structure

You can now view Product Structure for assembly models. The Product Structure is available in the app menu. For assembly models of supported file types, you will see the complete tree structure of the model. You can also toggle the visibility of sub-assemblies and parts using the check box against them from the dialog.

Standard Views

Support for Standard Views is now available in version 2.1. To orient the model to a specific view, launch the Standard View dialog from the app menu and select any of the Front, Back, Left, Right, Top, Bottom  and Isometric views. The model will orient to the view selected.

Sample Files

A few sample models have been included in the app to get you started quickly with Glovius. To access the models, press the “My Files” icon on the app bar and select a model from the “On Device” list. To remove the sample files, press and hold the file name and select delete from the pop up.

The free Glovius Lite Android app also gets an update with Sample Models and improved performance.

Get Glovius Lite for Android

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

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius & Babel3d
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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)