CAD Software exchanges designs over Internet.

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3DView 4.0 integrates e-mail and web-based solutions for exchanging CAD designs and feedback. It delivers extensive viewing, measurement and markup capabilities as well as access to native CAD files without additional software or servers. Viewer provides rotate, pan, zoom and cross-section capabilities for visualizing critical design details. Direct measurements such as distances and angles are also provided, along with annotation.



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Actify Advances Design Visualization with 3DView 4.0


San Francisco, CA - October 17, 2001 - Actify, Inc., the Design Visualization Company, announced today the release of 3DView 4.0, a major step forward for CAD design visualization. 3DView is the leading solution for understanding CAD models and drawings without requiring design software. The 4.0 release adds significant communication capabilities by integrating email and web-based solutions for exchanging CAD designs and feedback throughout the extended product development organization. 3DView delivers extensive viewing, measurement, and markup capabilities as well as unmatched access to native CAD files without additional software or servers. Highlights of the 3DView 4.0 release include:
* One-click email of designs viewable with the free SpinFire Viewer
* Enhanced measurements for exacting applications throughout the manufacturing process
* Secure web-based sharing of designs through Actify's SpinFire.net

"3DView has always given us a consistent, easy-to-use interface to a wide variety of design files" observed Sean Halpin, Design Manager at Eifel Mold & Engineering, a key supplier to the automotive industry. "Now, 3DView 4.0 makes sharing designs and collecting feedback easier than ever before. Rapidly disseminating designs and collecting everyone's input is an integral part of bringing products to market, and 3DView 4.0 brings non-CAD users into that process with a seamless, powerful visualization solution. We anticipate significant benefits to our business from the adoption of 3DView 4.0 throughout our company."

Unlimited sharing of designs from 3DView 4.0 is made possible using Actify's free SpinFire Viewer. All of Actify's visualization solutions share the standard view-only .3D file format, delivering complete, accurate, and secure design information in a highly compressed file. SpinFire Viewer provides rotate, pan, and zoom as well as advanced cross-section capabilities for visualizing critical design details. Direct measurements such as distances and angles are also provided, along with annotation features to facilitate collaboration.

"Actify led the way in establishing design visualization as a standard manufacturing tool for non-designers" remarked Cristiano Sacchi, Vice President of Engineering at Actify. "3DView helps our customers understand critical design details regardless of design format. Now, Actify takes visualization a step further by integrating design communication directly into the visualization environment. Effectively communicating design feedback yields cost-savings and shortens time-to-market for manufacturers, and involving non-designers is now easier than ever before."

About Actify, Inc. Actify, the Design Visualization CompanyTM, offers the highest level of design access and visualization to the automotive, aerospace, medical, and manufacturing industries. Actify's solutions enable designers and non- designers alike to participate in product design and development, thus contributing to lower overall costs and improved manufacturing performance. Based in San Francisco, Actify is a privately held company.

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