ASCON Releases KOMPAS-3D For MCAD In "Light" And "Viewer" Modes

ASCON releases KOMPAS-3D solution for MCAD in «Light» and «Viewer» mode.
KOMPAS-3D V8 Plus Light Version and KOMPAS-3D Viewer are now available free of charge for users all over the world.

9 August 2006, Russia, St-Petersburg ASCON announces the availability of freeware versions of its basic solution for Mechanical CAD: KOMPAS-3D LT V8 Plus – functionally reduced version of the popular three-dimensional solid modelling system and KOMPAS Viewer – solution for viewing and printing KOMPAS model templates, documents and files. Thus, the company takes new steps towards customers all over the world.
KOMPAS-3D LT is an excellent tool for professional self-education and raising the level of designer's skill, ideal for students of technical specialities. KOMPAS-3D LT version allows specialists, even working at most distant world’s nooks, to learn advantages of using professional MCAD software. The main difference of KOMPAS-3D LT from commercial software is limitation in creating and editing parts in the assembly.

In KOMPAS-3D LT V8 Plus users will find all key novelties, which are realized in the commercial system. Including following: modelling novelties, user’s interface optimization and more efficient use of modern computer capabilities. Hardware adaptation work was held in the context of Intel software-developer support program.

ASCON hopes that new version of KOMPAS-3D LT will make user’s work much more comfortable and will help to open new edges of computer design. The solution is available at ASCON’s web-site (, different freeware-sites and also on company’s demo disks.

KOMPAS Viewer allows viewing of files and contents of models, designed in commercial version of KOMPAS-3D. The solution provides additional convenience for clients and partners of enterprises using KOMPAS as a basic three-dimensional solid modelling system. Users can view and print KOMPAS-documents and templates with KOMPAS-3D Viewer V8 Plus. Viewing and printing of DXF and DWG formats are also available. Documents can be also opened for editing with KOMPAS-3D, if you have the commercial version installed.

First version of the KOMPAS-Graphic design-drawing system was released in 1989. KOMPAS-3D came into the world in 2000. English localization of the system was made in 2006.
Enterprises of many Russian and international holding companies rely on KOMPAS-3D system. Including: JSC "Gazprom" (“Urengoygazprom”, “Noyabrskgazodobycha”, “Orenburggazprom”), Lukoil (“Lukoil Neftohim Burgas”, “Neftohimproject” Institute, Burgas, Bulgaria), Karaganda Metallurgical Institute (Kazakhstan numbering “Mittal Steel Temirtau” company), Zheskazgansk Design Institute (Kazakhmys Corporation, share in its joint stock belongs to Samsung), JSC “Instrum-Rend” (Pavlovo, Nizhni Novgorod’s region, Ingersoll-Rand company, pneumatic equipment production, including for General Motors and Ford).
ASCON group of companies ( is the leading Russian CAD/CAPP/PDM developer and integrator. The company was founded in 1989. ASCON has subscribed more than 2500 industrial enterprises. ASCON is among the leading Russian IT companies, according to the rating of Expert RA and Internet publisher.

Irina Voronkina, ASCON Group. Tel./fax +7 (812)703-39-33, e-mail: Email Contact
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