October 11, 2021
QuadriSpace makes available Document3D Suite 2022. This update includes new features and updates based on customer feedback.
The suite includes Pages3D for technical documentation and Publisher3D for technical illustrations; both products are available separately as well. The software repurposes 3D CAD files and associated data to for the rapid creation of technical documentation and graphics. The 2022 release includes numerous major features.
The latest release includes a Detail View Markup capability. This allows users to create illustrations that include an embedded and zoomed view of the 3D model to show further details relevant to the graphical intent. In this way, the illustration can convey both spatial information and highly detailed information in a single graphical image.
“The 2022 release is a major step forward for our technical publishing software,” says Brian Roberts, president. “This release is focused on both new time-saving tools and powerful capabilities—all wrapped up into the easy user experience that customers have come to expect from QuadriSpace.”
Another requested feature included in 2022 is the ability to add hyperlinks to text boxes. These hyperlinks can initiate one of many actions, from basic hyperlinks to external web pages, to animating through an interactive 3D instruction on the document page. Pages3D users will note table of contents upgrades and custom part table graphical editing.
Those working with large complex 3D models can use new part filter tools that simplify the sorting and identification of parts that meet certain user-defined criteria. Users can now designate subassemblies as weldments that will virtually lock the parts together to behave as a single part.
New support for importing and exporting part metadata from Excel provides access to enterprise resource planning and product lifecycle management data for part catalogs and part information useful for instruction sets.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.