AGI & Okino Announce Collada Pipeline


Toronto, Ontario – October 17th, 2008 – After 10 years of collaborative activity, AGI ‘Affiliated Product Partner’ Okino Computer Graphics announced today that a secondary, complementary data conversion pipeline in Okino’s PolyTrans|CAD (using the COLLADA format) gives STK users the ability to evaluate the new COLLADA model import (beta) capability of AGI’s STK software. For over ten years Okino has been a primary provider of cost effective and robust 3D data translation software to STK users around  the globe.

Okino’s PolyTrans|CAD converts from native CAD file formats such as ACIS SAT, Alias .wire, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD DXF/DWG, CATIA v4+5, DWF, IGES, JT Open, Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, Rhino-3D, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL, XGL, U3D, VDA-FS, XGL, X3D and many others. Complete control is provided over final scene complexity, as well as tools to handle small parts removal, robust hierarchy/scene optimization and polygon reduction. Okino's DCC/Animation side of the company provides conversion to STK from all other major 3D animation packages and DCC file formats such as 3ds Max, Maya, Lightwave, Softimage XSI, COLLADA, DEM, DirectX, ESRI, FACT, FBX, OBJ, OpenFlight, PDB, PLY, SketchUp, VRML1+2, XAML and X3D.

“I am very pleased to have supported STK users for just over ten years now," said Robert Lansdale, President and CEO of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. “We have had a very friendly and ongoing relationship with AGI and its STK user base over the years. We are now pleased to announce that an additional 3D conversion pipeline is available from Okino conversion software using COLLADA. We have one of the most extensively developed and feature rich COLLADA exporters in the 3D industry, which will benefit STK users requiring top quality CAD, DCC and VisSim file format conversions. Our conversion pipelines have been in development and use for up to 20 years, and hence they are rock stable and used extensively by tens of thousands of enterprise and 3D professionals around the world.”

For those not familiar with AGI’s STK software, it calculates the positions of land, sea, air, and space assets and their movements over time. Multiple analytical and numerical propagators compute vehicle positions in a wide variety of coordinate systems. Effects such as Earth oblateness, pole wander, leap second, solar radiation pressure, lunar effects, atmospheric drag, light time delay, and terrain are taken into account to compute results with the highest accuracy. The analysis software can be used as a standalone, out-of-the-box desktop application; integrated into an enterprise or service-oriented architecture; or embedded into other applications.

Applicable WEB pages

The following are pertinent pages on the Okino WEB site relating to this press release:                  = PolyTrans home page                       = NuGraf home page               = Supported 3D file formats       = COLLADA 3D exporter documentation               = Lightwave 3D exporter documentation

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 For more information about Okino, please visit

About Analytical Graphics

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) provides commercial off-the-shelf software to national security and space professionals for integrated analysis of land, sea, air, and space assets. The technology can be applied to a variety of solution areas. AGI is well known for the following product suites:

  • STK Product Suite: Design, analyze, visualize, and optimize land, sea, air, and space systems.
  • NavTK Product Suite: Analyze performance of dynamic SATNAV systems.
  • Orbit Determination Tool Kit: Perform orbit determination and orbit analysis support for satellite tracking systems.

STK is recognized as a proven aerospace standard with 32,000 worldwide installations at more than 500 unique national security and space organizations. With a user-friendly work environment and an open architecture that readily supports integration and customization, STK transforms the way users perform tasks and share knowledge.

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NuGraf and PolyTrans are registered trademarks of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. Okino is a trademark of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. STK is a registered trademark of Analytical Graphics, Inc. All other branded names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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