CadFaster Delivers Richer User Experience with Free Updated iPad Application for Real-Time Collaboration of 3D CAD and BIM

Architects and designers can share details of models on mobile devices using the multi-functionality of CadFaster|Collaborate™

SAN JOSE, Calif. & LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 7, 2012 — Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms seeking to accurately co-view and mark up complex and large 3D models on the spot in real time will benefit from a richer user experience delivered by the updated CadFaster application for the Apple iPad®, available for free in the Apple iTunes App Store ( http://bit.ly/pTzM43). CadFaster™ today announced the release of its new mobile application so that users can take full advantage of the form and functionality of CadFaster’s popular CadFaster|Collaborate™ software tool for Autodesk® Revit®, Bentley MicroStation® or SolidWorks® that can be downloaded for a free 14-day trial at http://www.cadfaster.com/.

In “ The Worldwide CAD Market Report 2012,” authored by Senior Analyst Kathleen Maher of Jon Peddie Research, Kathleen writes: “3D software accounts for much more revenue in the market and the numbers of users are growing (as compared to 2D). We have seen the rise of companies like CadFaster, which are enabling shared visualizations with large files across the world.”

“Our customers are using this app on their iPads to share their models with anyone, anywhere and improve their productivity while they themselves are on the go,” said Raimo Kuismin, chairman, CadFaster. “We’ve listened to our customers’ feedback and have updated the interface and added support for new features so that it not only saves more time, it’s easier to use. Using our add-in software, compression ratios can be up to 20 times the size of the original model size.”

Most 3D model viewers are generic purpose viewers, with navigation functionalities limited to 3D orbit, pan and zoom. CadFaster|Collaborate™ offers a “natural building explorer environment” which includes a new walk-through mode that allows inside point-of-views of interiors and design details and possible collisions with disparate design elements. For ultimate portability, the 3D models are highly compressed before they are exported and stored in a cloud database. The app also includes demo models to work with.

What's New in the CadFaster iPad App:

  • Walk-through navigation mode
  • Turntable navigation model (Z axis lock)
  • Fine-tuned user interface for 3D model navigation
  • Support for landscape orientation in 3D views
  • Support for model measurement during co-browsing sessions
  • Various user interface improvements

CadFaster|Collaborate can also be easily purchased and downloaded through two authorized high-quality resellers Novedge.com ( http://bit.ly/frCQWP) in the U.S., Jigsaw in the UK ( http://bit.ly/ewjlDZ), or directly from CadFaster’s online store for European customers ( http://www.cadfaster.com/).

About CadFaster

CadFaster provides its customers with proprietary and innovative software products that enable an ultra-fast 3D collaboration experience in professional 3D applications such as CAD. Based in Oulu, Finland, CadFaster was founded by a team of highly skilled software professionals. The technology development of the company’s newest product, CadFaster|Collaborate, began in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.cadfaster.com/, join CadFaster’s Facebook page or follow the company on Twitter @CadFaster. Email any inquiries to Email Contact.

Editor notes:

CadFaster and CadFaster|Collaborate are trademarks of CadFaster, Inc. Autodesk® and Revit® are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. SolidWorks® is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation. iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. ArchiCAD is a registered trademark of Graphisoft R&D Zrt.



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