NPOWER Software - Advanced Modeling Plugins for 3DSMAX and RHINO

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Press Release 8-13-2010
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IntegrityWare / nPower Software Releases

New Power Body Object Toolkit!

Improve your work flow
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San Diego, California (for release August 13, 2010)—nPower Software, a division of IntegrityWare, Inc, announced today a new Power Body Object Toolkit product (with support for Autodesk® 3ds max® 2011 and Autodesk® 3ds max® Design 2011). Power Body Object Toolkit is a set of complimentary tools designed to improve work flow for customers importing SAT files into 3ds Max using the new Body Object licensed from IntegrityWare / nPower Software . The 2011 release of 3ds Max introduces the Body Object as the standard representation for imported SAT files, and incorporates the SAT translator from IntegrityWare / nPower Software. Power Body Object Toolkit is intended to complement this new functionality in 3ds Max 2011. Power Body Object Toolkit facilitates end to end workflow by simplifying the process of preparing models for rendering, and sending accurate, reliable data to rapid prototyping systems. The Power Body Object Toolkit provides tools to clean up and repair import data (like Power Join for sewing surfaces, and blending tools for filling in holes or missing surfaces). It also contains tools for preparing the render data like the Power Detailer, which allows users to apply company logos or features to the model, and Power UVW Unwrap for applying textures and materials. And Power Detailer facilitates rapid prototyping by providing accurate, water tight STL output files. Power Body Object Toolkit is the product that will optimize your work flow for importing SAT models into Autodesk® 3ds max® for rendering, animation, or rapid prototyping.

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Power Body Object Toolkit includes the following features:
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Export to STL  
 

Export to STL format for rapid prototyping. We produce a water tight mesh that is well suited for rapid prototyping machines.

Export to SAT, STEP
 

Transfer Body Objects to various CAD systems by converting them to standard, CAD compliant formats (STEP, SAT).

Power Join
 

Excellent tool for sewing together surfaces where seams are left in the translation process.

Power Detailer
 

This powerful tool allows you to apply features such as labels, text, logos, bosses, holes, etc. Those applied details can even have fillets applied to them.

Power Edit NURBS
 

Provides direct editing of NURBS objects similar to Max’s Editable Mesh tool. It includes: Hide, UnHide, Delete, Faces, Flip Normals, Unify Normals, Intersection, Attach, Detach, etc..

Power Blend Curve
 

Construct a 3D blend curve tangent to existing curves or surfaces

Power Blend
 

Creates a blended surface between multiple curves and surface edges. 

Power Corner Blend
 

Creates a corner blend or n-sided blend between multiple curves or edges.

Power Composite Sketch
 

The Composite Sketch object composes existing curves and edges into a sketching environment, while adding tangency control.

Power Edit Sketch
 

Collapses 3ds max shapes and other Sketches into an Editable Sketch object which has control point editing of curves.

Power NURBS
 

Allows the user to apply display and render settings to multiple selected nPower objects (including Body Objects). Also provides access to the Power Navigator tool.

Power UVW Unwrap
 

Perfect for applying textures, this feature allows you to unwrap the Body Objects into a 2D working environment to apply textures.

Power Navigator
 

Provides a hierarchical view of the model, and facilitates editing of subobjects.

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The Power Body Object Toolkit is based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS++ geometric modeling 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).

 
 

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, Harley Davidson, 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.

 

Power Body Object Toolkit sells for $195. nPower products can be purchased from the nPower web store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.htm), or through certified nPower Software resellers throughout the world.

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Information
 

 

  For more information on IntegrityWare Inc, visit www.IntegrityWare.com
   
For more information on nPower Software, visit www.nPowerSoftware.com
 
 

IntegrityWare / nPower Software Contact
David Gill, VP of Product Development
858-309-5078

DGill@nPowerSoftware.com

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IntegrityWare Inc. is a company that specializes in advanced geometric modeling solutions. Founded in 1996, IntegrityWare has been providing advanced modeling solutions to a growing base of customers building industry-leading solutions. The SOLIDS++  modeling kernel is an Object-Oriented Non-Manifold Modeling kernel that provides a comprehensive suite of geometry and topology tools for Solids Modeling, Surface Modeling, Curve Modeling, Polygonal Modeling and Non-Manifold Modeling. SOLIDS++  has been in development for more than 10 years, with research and development of the most advanced modeling solutions. The SOLIDS++ kernel is currently licensed to developers needing to provide the most advanced surfacing functionality to their customers – such as Nemetschek, CoShape, Bentley Systems, and Ford Motor Company.

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Product Page Quick Links
7.0 Power NURBS Pro
7.0 Power Translators
7.0 Power Power Solids
NEW Power Body Object Toolkit
 
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Image Courtesy of Yusuf Islam (Cosworth Ltd.)
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Image Courtesy of Thomas Suurland (firsteye) and Peugeot
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Quotes from nPower Software Customers
George Vitetta (Power Translators Pro customer, Benet Laboratories) :

"We here at Benet Laboratories, recipients' of the prestigious Baldrige Award (http://www.baldrige.nist.gov/PDF files/2007 ARDEC-Application Summary.pdf), utilize Npower's Translators Pro software. This software has increased our productivity by 200% and decreased our cost to our customer. Currently we transfer complex models assemblies from all our CAD software's (Pro Engineer, Inventor Pro and AutoCAD Design) to our multimedia system for simulations. We have transferred up to 1,000 complex parts at a time flawlessly within 20 minutes. I would recommend this product to any manufacturing or multimedia facility who simulates designs for presentations and simulations in VR."

 
Daniel Westerberg (President - Westerberg Design, Inc.) :

" nPower products are part of our everyday workflow and are responsible for a substantial increase in the efficiency of my team. I cannot see how we could perform without them. Additionally, nPower customer service is bar none the best on the planet. "

 
Andy Engelkemier (Whirlpool):

"As you can tell we are enjoying the software. We are getting great results...We noticed a dramatic increase in productivity right away. What used to take us nearly a day now only takes roughly an hour, and with noticeably better quality. "

 

David Rees
(3D Group Lead
Bombardier Completion Center) : 

"we bought your product and it works perfectly (the only product I've ever said that about!)"

 
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