SolidWorks World 2012 has several high quality applications for various devices. SolidWorks World 2012 is available for the iPhone and the iPad on the iTunes store, and for Android devices on the Android Market. (At SolidWorks World 2011, the mobile application was only available for the iPhone.) The 2012 version is loaded with practically all the information you’ll need to navigate the conference.
Full conference schedule
Log on to your SolidWorks World 2012 attendee account
All sessions, including descriptions, maps of how to get to the assigned room, link to speaker’s bio, and the ability to add the session to your agenda
All speakers and their bios
Floor maps for each level
Partner Pavilion directory, map, and other information
General conference information, such as overview, hours, food, and special event
Location of important points of interest
Info about Dassault Systemes, including information other mobile applications
Dassault Systemes announced the release of 3DVIA Mobile HD, which they claim is “a first-of-its-kind interactive 3D model viewer for the iPad.” Connectivity (cloud?) continues to be a theme from Dassault Systemes. 3DVIA Mobile HD gives users access to view and interact with thousands of 3D models which are hosted on the 3DVIA.com content warehouse. Most 3D modelling software applications are able to connect to 3DVIA.com to share work on the iPad platform, including content in over 30 3D formats.
Also, Dassault Systemes claims that “3DVIA Mobile HD retains the speed, fluid movement and easy-to-navigate interface of the [original 3DVIA Mobile] iPhone app [while taking] advantage of the increased screen size and resolution of the iPad, making this a powerful 3D content demonstration tool.”
3DVIA Mobile HD will feature the following:
Interactive 3D viewer: pan, zoom and inspect models with intuitive iPad finger movements
Integrated 3DVIA 3D model search: search, download and view over 20,000 3D models published to 3DVIA.com
Compatible with popular 3D formats: .dae (COLLADA), .3ds, .obj, .iges, .step, .kmz, .3DXML and many more
Save and export 2D renders (images) to Facebook and e-mail
Private publishing on 3D models: restrict access to sensitive product information by publishing to your private account
Interact with the 3DVIA.com community: comment on and rate 3D models from the iPad
3DVIA Modile HD for the iPad is available for the temporary price of $1.99 in the App Store; full price will be $4.99.
As of right now, there is no word yet on if/when a similar application will be available for Android. I would be excited about an Android offering since it wouldn’t be limited to just one device and Android is the best selling smartphone OS now.
Now any 3D model can be viewed and inserted into a photo with the new 3DVia iPhone app. Check out the video:
The SolidWorks Blog states:
…you can use 3DVIA Mobile to get your SolidWorks models on your iPhone.
This is big news, as it directly impacts when and where 3D models can be shown. Check out the instructions for using the 3DVia iPhone app to view SolidWorks models: Get your SolidWorks models on your iPhone with 3Dvia. One limitation is that 3DVia save functionality requires SolidWorks 2009 SP2 or later. This is a great idea that is past due! Now, only if they’d develop something for Palm and Crackberry.