Okino Computer Graphics Ships 3D exporter For NGRAIN

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Toronto, Ontario – November 15th, 2005 – Okino Computer Graphics announced today that it is now officially shipping the newly developed NGRAIN exporter module with each copy of its PolyTrans and NuGraf software distribution, at no cost to current customers still within a valid maintenance period. This integrated module will allow NGRAIN customers to directly and robustly re-purpose complex 3D datasets from upstream applications into optimized datasets for NGRAIN's interactive 3D installation, maintenance and repair training solutions for the military and defense manufacturing markets.

NGRAIN users will be able to create 3D Knowledge Objects (3KOs) by converting native CAD packages and file formats such as ACIS SAT, Alias .wire, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop, CATIA v4, CATIA v5, IGES (solids, surfaces and bounded surfaces), IronCAD, Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, Raindrop Geomagic, Rhino-3D/OpenNURBS, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL, XGL, VDA-FS and many other industry standard file formats and authoring/animation programs.

The new plug-in module will allow 3KOs to be exported from any application that currently supports the Okino PolyTrans converter interface and API, including the stand-alone Okino PolyTrans and NuGraf software, PolyTrans-for-MAX, PolyTrans-for-Maya, PolyTrans-for-XSI and other third party vendor software with integrated PolyTrans support.

“NGRAIN has become renowned as a major provider of interactive 3D training solutions for the aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors, whereas Okino has become well known as a major provider of 3D CAD, DCC and VisSim conversion technology for the same market segments over the last 17 years," said Robert Lansdale, President and CEO of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. “It was a natural progression for Okino and NGRAIN to collaborate on the development on a tight pipeline between Okino 3D conversion software and NGRAIN’s interactive 3D training solutions. Rather than purchasing many disparate conversion utilities, packages and licenses, the Okino/NGRAIN collaboration provides customers with a one stop solution for funneling all major 3D data sources into NGRAIN software at a reasonable and fixed cost, with excellent hands-on customer support. I am pleased to see this new product offering as another result of our ongoing and evolving working relationship with NGRAIN."

“NGRAIN’s focus is to provide a complete end-to-end training solution. For our customers that have existing 3D models, we partner with companies such as Okino to provide a translation solution. With PolyTrans, our customers can quickly and easily convert most 3D file formats directly to the NGRAIN format” said Erik Kaas, Director of Strategic Business Development at NGRAIN. “Okino has been an NGRAIN partner for many years. Together, we provide a complete solution that allows our customers to repurpose existing 3D content for their downstream training needs."

Applicable WEB pages

The following are pertinent pages on the Okino WEB site relating to this press release:

http://www.okino.com/conv/exp_ngrain.htm        = NGRAIN export converter documentation
http://www.okino.com/conv/conv.htm                = PolyTrans home page
http://www.okino.com/nrs/nrs.htm                = NuGraf home page
http://www.okino.com/conv/filefrmt.htm         = Supported PolyTrans file formats

NGRAIN Export Converter Availability

The new NGRAIN export converter module ships for free with each v4.3.1 copy of Okino PolyTrans and NuGraf software. For upgrade or product pricing to v4.3.1, or to locate an authorized VAR or for customer inquiries, please contact Okino Computer Graphics at (905) 672-9328 or toll free at (888) 3D-OKINO (1-888-336-5466).

About Okino Computer Graphics

Founded in 1991 (Toronto, Canada), with development starting in 1988, Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. is an industry leader in the development and deployment of 3D data re-purposing software that allows professional 3D software users to intelligently and accurately convert/view/render/modify 3D data and assets between most major CAD, DCC and VisSim software packages. Okino software is used the world over by all major Fortune 1000 companies, 18 of the top 21 defense contractors, the top 17 automotive manufacturers, and thousands of production studios, 3D content creation, game development, CAD, engineering and product design companies (as broken out in the Okino customer user list at www.okino.com/conv/users.htm). For more information about Okino, please visit www.okino.com.


NGRAIN delivers interactive 3D training solutions to the defense industry. The company’s solutions accelerate installation, maintenance, and repair training on complex equipment and enable first-time-right repairs, resulting in greater operational readiness at lower cost. NGRAIN customers include the United States Army, the United States Air Force, the Canadian Department of National Defense, and Lockheed Martin. For more information about NGRAIN, please visit www.ngrain.com.

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Attention editors. This document, as well as screen snapshots and related documents for the press, can be obtained electronically by visiting http://www.okino.com/press/magpics.htm

NuGraf and PolyTrans are registered trademarks of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. Okino is a trademark of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. NGRAIN is a registered trademark of NGRAIN (Canada) Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada. Windows is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other branded names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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