By DE Editors
Okino Computer Graphics has released its v5.3.2 set of JT PLM/MCAD bidirectional import and export converter modules. The JT converter modules allow geometry, hierarchy, materials and texture mapping data (assembly data) to be imported and exported to native JT disk-based MCAD files. The JT importer module also allows PMI graphical data to be imported and then re-exported to file formats as SketchUp and U3D, among others. The modules are built upon the "JT Open" Toolkit, which has been licensed from Siemens AG.
JT is a 3D visualization file format for PLM. It is used throughout the product development life cycle to communicate design information. JT data can be very lightweight, holding little more than facet data, or it can be richer and hold associations to the original CAD information, assemblies, product structure, geometry, attributes, metadata and PMI. It supports multiple tessellations and level-of-detail generation.
The Okino "JT" Importer allows transfer and import of MCAD data from upstream application packages. It imports and retains assembly hierarchy information and assembly structure of the source model. It features intelligent import of JT texture mapping information, including automatic extraction of embedded texture images to new disk-based TIFF images, and uv texture coordinate import. It also allows import of JT PMI graphical data as vector data, which can then be re-exported to such vector-line compatible Okino destinations as 3ds Max, Maya, Collada, DWF-3D, SketchUp, X3D and U3D.
The Okino "JT" Exporter supports NURBS surfaces, NURBS curves (exported as a BREP “wire” object), 3D polylines, 3D point sets and polygonal meshes with vertex normals, (u,v) texture coordinates and vertex colors. It features automatic cross conversion of NURBS curves, spline curves and spline shapes into either JT NURBS curves or JT polylines. Control is provided through dialog box options. Closed curves marked as “renderable” can also be output as either trimmed NURBS surfaces or meshes. It also allows mesh geometry tweaking, modification and transformations via automated operations made available by Okino’s suite of polygon reduction and transformation routines.
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