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ParallelGraphics Optimizes 3D CAD Models for The Web

ParallelGraphics launches the latest version of Internet Model Optimizer, V1.5, an advanced tool for compressing complex 3D CAD models for the Web. (November 08, 2001)
ParallelGraphics (www.parallelgraphics.com), a leading developer of Web and wireless 3D technologies, today released Internet Model Optimizer (IMO) V1.5, a tool that provides an efficient way to optimize complex 3D models created with CAD/CAM/CAE and other design systems for use on the Internet.

Many companies have invested heavily in 3D CAD, which has enormous value beyond the product design process. But the challenge of compressing large complex 3D CAD models into files small enough to be delivered quickly and efficiently across networks has been seriously constrained by today's bandwidth limitations. IMO addresses this long-standing problem by providing the most efficient delivery of 3D content on the Web.


Using proprietary algorithms, IMO optimizes 3D models by removing the polygons that contribute least to the total visual impression of the models, while allowing for the optimal balance between rendering speed and visual quality.

"ParallelGraphics supports the most efficient delivery of 3D content over the Web by allowing customers create highly compressed 3D. Manufacturers can now quickly extend the value of their 3D data by making it available company wide for online training, maintenance, sales and marketing," said Connell Gallagher, President of ParallelGraphics.

IMO version 1.5 has a range of new and improved features. These include:

-- Support for the transformation hierarchy of a model's parts which allows for complex animations to be created more intuitively and efficiently. -- Support for inlining which allows access to models whose parts are located in separate files. -- Increased support for the editing and previewing of materials.

The ParallelGraphics product suite brings the power and versatility of advanced high-end simulation technology to the PC platform and the Internet. IMO is part of the complete enterprise solution from ParallelGraphics which includes server based algorithms for accessing and optimizing existing CAD databases; and authoring software for creating and distributing interactive real-time 3D simulations over the Internet for online training and assembly guides. "Using ParallelGraphics technology, companies can now increase the return on their CAD investment, and more effectively communicate the functionality and operations of their products by creating 3D simulations that can be transferred throughout the enterprise via the Internet to any desktop or laptop PC with a narrowband connection," said George Pachikov, CEO of ParallelGraphics

IMO is priced at 1,499.95 USD and can be ordered at http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/imo/order/

ParallelGraphics is a leading developer of low bandwidth integrated rich media 3D technologies for the Web and Wireless device based market. The company develops scalable enterprise wide solutions and licenses its suite of authoring tools for online training, CRM, and a variety of business applications. The Company works with some of world's best-known companies, including Boeing, NASA, Siemens, the BBC and Intel.


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