Tag Archives: STL

STL Viewer / ABViewer 14

Type: Shareware
Cost: $66
Size: 51.61 MB
Release date: Aug 28 2018
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  https://cadsofttools.com/
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://3d-viewers.com/stl-viewer.html
Country: Russian Federation


STL Viewer / ABViewer

STL Viewer is a versatile software for working with STL files. In addition to STL, it supports more than twenty popular 3D formats including STP/STEP, IGS/IGES, SAT, OBJ and allows converting them into other formats such as DWG, OBJ, JPG, etc.

A significant feature of this viewer is measuring 3D models. The panel Structure shows the file content and properties of the measured object: its overall dimensions, volume and center of mass. By using this panel users can control visibility of 3D models’ parts and save separate parts as DWG or DXF format.

Easy-to-use measurement tools permit users to get more detailed information: area, height between two parallel surfaces, distance between two points, length of an edge and radius of a circle or a circular arc. The results of measurements are displayed in the special panel and are also added above the drawing. The dimension text can be moved, hidden or deleted. The drawing with all measurements may be printed or saved as BMP format.

3D section tool enables to create one or more fully customizable section planes. They cut a 3D model so users can peer inside it and measure its hidden elements.

STL Viewer gives an opportunity to work not only with 3D, but also 2D CAD formats: DWG, DXF, HPGL, SVG, CGM and others.

With the help of STL Viewer the work with 3D files will be much easier and efficient!

2D/3D cad: dwg, dxf, plt, cgm, svg, pdf 14

Type: Shareware
Cost: $48
Size: 51.61 MB
Release date: Sep 05 2018
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  https://cadsofttools.com/
Publisher’s Product Page:  https://cadsofttools.com/products/abviewer/
Country: Russian Federation


2D/3D cad: dwg, dxf, plt, cgm, svg, pdf

ABViewer is a multipurpose software to work with 2D and 3D CAD files. It supports AutoCAD DWG (2.5 – 2018), DXF, PDF, STEP/STP, IGES/IGS, STL, SVG, CGM, PLT, HPGL and other file formats.

Viewing. ABViewer enables to view 2D and 3D files, measure them and convert to other formats. It is possible to create a section view of a 3D model, see its hidden elements and measure them when necessary.
Editing. The software has a wide range of tools to create and edit files. The special Redline mode allows users to add markups and comments to a drawing.
Converting. ABViewer offers a PDF to DWG conversion feature, it transforms PDF data into editable DWG entities. Other types of conversion (e.g. STEP to DWG, DXF to PDF, IGES to STL, etc.) are also available.
G-code generation. ABViewer enables to generate G-code for CNC machines from AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.
Printing. The software supports multipage and tiled printing.
Files comparison. With ABViewer users can compare two DWG/DXF files to see how they were changed.

ABViewer makes work with drawings more efficient and easier!

CAD VCL: 2D/3D CAD in Delphi/C++Builder 14

Type: Shareware
Cost: $1620
Size: 435.57 MB
Release date: Dec 26 2018
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  https://cadsofttools.com/
Publisher’s Product Page:  https://cadsofttools.com/products/cad-vcl-enterprise/
Country: Russian Federation


CAD VCL: 2D/3D CAD in Delphi/C++Builder

CAD VCL is a library for creating software in Delphi and C++Builder applications. With its help a developer can create, visualize, import, export, print drawings and also get access to properties of entities. CAD VCL supports a large number of 2D and 3D CAD formats including AutoCAD DWG (2.5 – 2018), DXF, HPGL, STP, STL, SVG, CGM and others. The library is provided in the Delphi source code.

The detailed help system, demonstrative scheme of main classes and prompt free customer support make CAD VCL an excellent variant for implementation. The compilable library version is delivered with illustrative demo applications thanks to which the starting will not cause any difficulties. The demo application Getting Started contains simple code examples that can be easily copied to another application in order to use CAD VCL features. The Viewer demo application is an example of using CAD VCL for viewing files. With its help a developer can know such library functions as zooming, printing, managing layouts, etc. To know how to add entities with the specified properties and also export a drawing to DWG/DXF format a developer can use the demo application Add Entities. The demo Editor shows how to select entities and work with their properties. The demo SimpleImport is for import purposes. It demonstrates access to the properties of entities such as layers, blocs, attributes, etc.

The decided advantages of the library might include the high quality, reasonable price and royalty-free licenses. Also, it is important to note that it does not require AutoCAD or other third-party applications installation.

CAD VCL is actively used in different spheres of industry and engineering including work with database systems, document management systems, CNC machines. With the help of this library the work with files will be much easier and effective.