Deskartes has announced the release of version 10.2.1 of its Expert Series additive manufacturing and simulation data preparation software. In its newest incarnation, Deskartes includes a new 3D CAD conversion package that enables color 3D printing.
With the new conversion tool users can bring in colors (but not textures) that were applied to a part in an assembly. What’s more, colored models can also be imported from software like 3DEdit Pro, ZEdit and ColoutIT via Deskartes’ .3de native file format.
With these new features users can bring their prints to life in ways that were previously impossible.
Beyond its color-assignment feature, Deskartes Expert Series now supports a number of common file formats (STEP, CATIA 4/5/6, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, NX Unigraphics, Creo/ProE, Inventor, JT and CGR) that weren’t available in previous releases. … (read more)