ModelView supports most native CAD formats, including Catia, UGS, Pro/E, VDA/FS, Parasolid, SAT, CADDS, IGES, and STEP. Among other file formats supported are OBJ, 3DS, VRML, TIF, and JPG.
C4W also makes a variety of products for designers that work in conjunction with ModelView. These include Mold Integra, a program optimized for mold-making design; 3D Kernel, an open-source geometric modeling program that handles solids and surfaces; 3D Shop, a development tool that runs inside existing design programs; and 3D Shop Xpert, for developers of plug-in tools for design applications.
ModelView runs on Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems. The software costs $499. (C4W; www.C4W.com)-JD