Mechdyne Debuts New Software for Immersive Environments
August 25, 2011

Mechdyne Debuts New Software for Immersive Environments

Marshalltown, Iowa - Mechdyne Corp. has released Conduit 3.0, an immersive software solution that enables desktop 3D applications to operate on PC clusters, virtual environments, and tiled high-resolution displays.

This latest version of Conduit supports a variety of desktop applications, including: NX, TeamCenter, ENOVIA/CATIA/DEMIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, Maya, Blender Game Engine, Google Sketchup, Navisworks, Google Earth, and VisIt.

Conduit enables use of desktop applications with 3D and high-resolution displays and provides real‐time viewing perspective for simpler reviews and faster data analysis. These benefits can reduce a product's time to market, improve decision‐making, let users see more details, and enable users to navigate through designs, says a representative.

Conduit is well suited for simulations, engineering design reviews, seismic interpretation, system analysis, architectural walk‐throughs, and urban planning.

Conduit 3.0 provides support for multiple users and motion capture capabilities. Developed in partnership with Haption, Conduit 3.0 enables a user to be "inside" a Dassault Systemes V5 avatar rather than "puppeteering" the human model from an outside perspective, as has been available in the past.  

Conduit's new motion-capture capability will enable multiple users a unique view of the virtual environment, each from their own perspective, which is helpful for situations like engineering designs, architectural walkthroughs, and urban planning.

Other features of Conduit 3.0 include a Web‐based launcher, immersive panels for interactions within a VR display, and VNC support for viewing of a desktop.