Okino’s PolyTrans Supports NGRAIN v4 3D Performance Support Solutions

Toronto, Ontario – March 10th, 2008 – Okino Computer Graphics announced today that it now supports the latest release of the NGRAIN file format, version 4.0, with an updated exporter plug-in module for the Okino line of software products. NGRAIN’s version 4.0 release of its unique interactive 3D software tools incorporates the latest advancements in 3D virtual equipment simulations.

The Okino NGRAIN Exporter plug-in module will allow export to 3D Knowledge Objects (3K0s) 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 customers in the aerospace, defense and energy markets are repurposing their 3D assets to create training content, interactive technical manuals, and enhanced applications with a 3D interface. Converting 3D CAD and DCC files to the NGRAIN format is an important step in the production process for creating these downstream applications of 3D content," said Robert Lansdale, President and CEO of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. “Okino and NGRAIN’s continued collaboration provides users with a one-stop solution for funneling all major 3D data sources into NGRAIN software at a reasonable and fixed cost.”


“NGRAIN’s focus is to provide a complete end-to-end solution,” Jacqueline Cheung, Technical Product Manager for NGRAIN, commented. “We partner with companies such as Okino to provide a translation solution for our customers that have existing 3D models. Providing our customers with a reliable solution for converting and creating 3D content is critical. With PolyTrans, our customers can quickly and easily convert most 3D file formats directly to the NGRAIN format.”


NGRAIN users will be able to create version 4.0 3KOs by converting native CAD packages and file formats such as ACIS SAT, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop, CATIA v4, CATIA v5, IGES (solids, surfaces and bounded surfaces), Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, Rhino-3D/OpenNURBS, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL, X3D, XGL,  VDA-FS and many other industry standard file formats.

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 with each v4.4 copy of Okino PolyTrans and NuGraf software. For upgrade or product pricing to v4.4, 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

With development starting January 28th 1988, Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. (Toronto, Canada) is an industry leader + pioneer 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, 20 of the top 21 defense contractors, the top 15 automotive manufacturers, and tens of 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 transforms the sustainment of complex equipment with 3D performance support solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. NGRAIN increases equipment readiness by accelerating learning on complex equipment, enabling first-time-right performance, and reducing maintenance cycle time. NGRAIN is optimized for web deployment and portable devices. With NGRAIN, anyone can rapidly incorporate interactive 3D equipment simulations into sustainment applications, including courseware and technical manuals. Customers include all branches of the United States military, the Canadian Forces, and leading defense manufacturers and system integrators, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and CAE.

Contact: Sarah Grant, for NGRAIN. Tel: 514.908.0110 ext. 313. Email: Email Contact.  Web: www.ngrain.com.

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