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Web 3D Viewer Component

Step-up solution for bringing your CAD products to a website

Keeping up with two modern trends such as immersive computing and migration from on-premise to web, Open Cascade offers a unique development package of software components for short-time creation of 3D-rich web applications — Web 3D Viewer, which is a part of  Open Cascade Commercial Platform.



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The package consists of two components:

  • WebGL 3D viewer — the component responsible for CAD rendering and visualization in a web,
  • Presentation Generator (BSON generator) — the component responsible for conversion of CAD files to internal binary presentation format (BSON) that can be displayed in a web browser with help of WebGL 3D viewer component.
  • Standard functionality* included into Web 3D Viewer:

    • Navigation and rotation
    • Standard views and various display modes
    • Measurements
    • Annotations
    • Clipping planes and capping
    • Exploded view
    • Snapshots
    • Object browser, synchronization of the selection between browser and 3D view
    * Some additional functionality can be provided as a specific development based on other Commercial Platform components.

    Start your web project with a solid basis or finish a puzzle with a missing piece:

    • Create a stand-alone solution to view, analyze and share CAD models online
    • Enrich your website with an interactive 3D viewing capacity
    • Build in a 3D viewing capability into existing web-based solution or application

    What makes Web 3D Viewer stand out:

    • Apart from a simple viewing capability you receive a set of specific engineering-oriented features needed for CAD models analysis
    • You make one-time payment for the development toolkit: no subscriptions and prolongations are required
    • Time-proven expertise and ready-to-use development tools to customize your future web viewer solution
    • Unlimited number of models and storage – we offer you flexibility and scalability from the very beginning

    Key advantages for developers:

    • Compatible with both WebGL 1.0/2.0
    • JavaScript API layer offers a subset of functions for scene scripting
    • Three.js renderer- display of custom actors

    Supported web browsers:

    • Mozilla Firefox version 54 or newer (WebGL 2.0)
    • Google Chrome version 59  or newer (WebGL 2.0)
    • Microsoft Edge 40  or newer (WebGL 2.0)
    • Apple Safari (WebGL 1.0)

    Supported file formats for reading:

    • Neutral file formats: STEP, IGES,
    • Native file formats*: CATIA v.4/v.5/v.6, Solidworks, Solidedge, JT, NX, CreoElements (Pro-Engineer), Inventor, ACIS, Parasolid, 3DM (Rhino), IFC, Revit, CADDs,
    • Mesh file formats: OBJ, STL, PLY, FBX, CGR,
    • Internal file format: BREP, XBF.

    *The support of native formats is available as an extension to the standard functionality under additional license. Contact Open Cascade to get more information.
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