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Power NURBS, Power Solids, Power Translators 5.0

IntegrityWare / NPower Software Releases Power NURBS™, Power Solids™, and Power Translators™ 5.0 extreme performance release


nPower Software, a division of IntegrityWare, Inc, announced today the 5.0 release of its popular Power NURBS, Power Solids, and Power Translators products (with support for 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Design 2009, including 64 bit support). nPower Software's popular Power NURBS, Power Translators, and Power Solids products received a turbo charged performance boost with the version 5.0 release. This 5.0 version dramatically improves productivity and design throughput by significantly optimizing the most common operations used in virtually all of the commands. Power Translators, Power NURBS and Power Solids 5.0 now also take advantage of modern multi-processor architectures with multi-threaded tessellation. Version 5.0 also supports much larger models (especially for importing) due to a reduced memory footprint. With version 5.0, you can work on larger models, get the job finished significantly faster, with fewer obstacles, and have more fun doing it.

Power NURBS / Power Translators / Power Solids 5.0 introduces the following new features:

3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Design 2009 Support, (including 64 Bit processing)

Major Performance Improvements

Version 5.0 contains significant performance improvements for the most common operations.

Interactive editing performance is greatly improved, as well as rendering performance and mesh generation. In addition, version 5.0 takes advantage of modern multi-processor architectures by supporting multi-threading of highly compute intensive operations. So customers with multi-core machines will see huge performance improvements.

Improved Filleting

Version 5.0 includes enhanced filleting support with D2 and D3 fillet corners, and handling of many difficult fillet cases that previously were impossible.

Improved Sewing UI

The Power Join tool now allows the user to specify whether he/she is working with a solid or surface. In addition, Power Join now shows information about the number of open edges, volumes, faces, vertices, etc. This valuable feedback can assist the user in determining if the object has been successfully sewn into a solid, and give hints as to what further sewing actions should be performed.

Improved Navigator Interface

The Power Navigator tool allows users to examine the construction history of nPower models, and provides easy access to navigate and modify the design. Version 5.0 further facilitates the modification of complex designs by highlighting the nested design objects for simplified selection within the Power Navigator tool. Design revisions propagate automatically and rapidly through the model hierarchy with nPower tools.

64 bit support for native translators Version 5.0 now supports 64 bit processing for all native translators products (Power CatiaToMax, Power UGStoMax, Power ProEtoMax).

Handles Larger Models

Version 5.0 significantly reduces the memory footprint, and allows for the creation and importing of much larger models.

Improved quality

Version 5.0 fixes several important bugs, and includes important new protections to prevent problems.

Power NURBS, Power Translators, and Power Solids are based on IntegrityWares SOLIDS ++ Kernel, a unique and powerful hybrid modeling system that supports Solids, Surface and Polygonal modeling. nPower modeling tools (Power NURBS, Solids, Translators) bring the highest order of surfacing, solids modeling, analysis, and tessellation technologies to the popular Autodesk® 3ds max® and Viz" 3D design products. Power NURBS provides advanced Solids Modeling tools like Booleans, shelling and variable radius filleting that are normally found only in high end CAD systems; it also provides advanced Surface Modeling tools like high continuity blending, multi-rail sweeps, and high continuity class-A surfaces which meet the exacting standards of the automotive and aerospace industries. Power Solids is a subset of Power NURBS which contains the advanced Solids Modeling features. Intelligent Power NURBS and Solids Objects retain their parameters and update automatically through design revisions. And unique advanced tangency controls allow users to have interactive feedback and greater control over surface properties.

Power NURBS, Solids and Translators also enable designers from all markets to create or import solid objects that can be quickly turned into accurate physical objects using modern prototyping techniques (like stereo lithography).

According to Gary Crocker, President of IntegrityWare, Inc., "This release represents a substantial investment by our company to provide our 3ds Max customers huge productivity gains. Customers with single core machines should see around a 3X performance improvement in most interactive operations as well as rendering and adjustment of tessellation settings. Customers with dual core processors should see a 5X improvement in mesh generation operations. Customers with quad-core processors can see up to a 10X performance in things like rendering and importing. Our Power Translators customers with very large models should see the most productivity improvements as well as being able to import and effectively work with much larger models."

Engineers, designers, architects, and artists from top companies around the world like Toyota, Boeing, Microsoft, Disney, SEGA, Blizzard Entertainment, Northrup Grumman, Sony, Honda, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Whirlpool, Blur Studio, Fisher Price, Gensler, Fox Sports, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, BAE Systems, SolidWorks, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, HDR, Hewlett Packard and Cannon Equipment are optimizing their design throughput with nPower Software.

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