NPOWER Software - Advanced Modeling Plugins for 3DSMAX and RHINO

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Press Release 11-6-06
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IntegrityWare Releases Power NURBS™ 2.0
A Revolution in 3D Design!

 
Power NURBS 2.0 facilitates construction of even the most complex geometry
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Lemans car model created entirely with Power NURBS 2.0  

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San Diego, California (for release November 9, 2006)—nPower Software, a division of IntegrityWare, Inc, announced today the 2.0 release of its popular Power NURBS product (with support for 3ds Max 9, including 64 bit support).  Power NURBS hybrid Solids / Surface Modeler is revolutionizing 3D design with the ability to combine both types of models in a seamless, integrated fashion.  Power NURBS' hybrid design flexibility makes it uniquely applicable to a broad range of markets.  Power NURBS 1.0 achieved great success in the industrial design, mechanical, electronic and architectural industries.  Version 2.0 simplifies the construction of complex geometry typical of the automotive, aerospace, medical, entertainment and organic modeling industries. 

 
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Power NURBS 2.0 introduces the following new features:
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3ds Max 9 Support, 64 Bit processing
Intelligent Design Change Propagation
 

Design revisions are an important part of the design process, and Power NURBS 2.0 helps optimize the revision process by intelligently maintaining the surface connectivity network during editing operations. Editing a curve or surface will update the associated curves and surfaces automatically. Power NURBS change propagation eliminates the typically cumbersome task of recreating geometry .

Greatly Enhanced Sketch Tools
  Building construction curves is now even easier and more powerful, as Power NURBS 2.0 includes new 2D Booleans (see video), sketch constraints (tangent, perpendicular) (see video), curve blending (see video) and other new tools for sketching curves and manipulating those curves. New surface grid construction tools (see video) allow the user to easily construct curves or snap right onto a surface. And the intelligent curve networks maintain their constraints when editing individual curves within the curve network.
New Surface Feature Modeling Tools
 

Power NURBS 2.0 extends its powerful surface modeling tools with new intelligent design tools. It now supports array copy or patterns of features (see video), projected trimming with smart trimming options (see video), dynamic trimming cut back (see video), advanced surface features (see video), surface draping and re-approximation (see video), surface offset (see video), and a new bevel tool (see video) for applying cross section shapes to beveled edges. Medical designers are raving about a new tubing tool, which supports the creation of organic tubing networks (like blood vessels).

Greatly Improved User Interface and Help
 

Power NURBS is designed for Artist/Designer instead of the CAD professional. Version 2.0 of Power NURBS makes it even easier to create complex designs by simplifying the user interface.  Power NURBS now includes innovative deformable, parametric primitives, which allow the user to model like an artist models with clay.  The 2.0 version makes many commonly used options and commands readily available through context sensitive menus.  And many of the help files now include illustrative examples of various options.  A more complete list of features and new video tutorials illustrating the new Power NURBS 2.0 features can be found here.

Powerful Additions to Blending Tools
 

Power NURBS 2.0 extends its powerful blending tools with new support for asymmetric blends (see video), step back blending, and 3 and 4 sided blending (see video). With version 2.0, the user has greater control over how the blend is shaped between the surfaces.

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Power NURBS superior hybrid modeling system - based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS ++ Kernel - brings 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. Intelligent Power NURBS 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 also enables designers from all markets to create 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., "Our goal for release 2.0 of Power NURBS was to provide a surface modeling tool that has would enable the construction of complex automotive and aerospace designs that are easily modified throughout the entire design process. Power NURBS 2.0 gives our customers the ability to perfect their design through interactive modifications on an existing model as opposed to the traditional cumbersome process of reconstructing the model each time a change is necessary ".

 

Engineers, designers, architects, and artists from top companies around the world like Toyota, Boeing, Microsoft, Disney, SEGA, Blizzard Entertainment, Northrup Grumman, Sony, Mitsubishi, Whirlpool, Blur Studio, Fisher Price, Fox Sports, SolidWorks, Hewlett Packard and Cannon Equipment are optimizing their design throughput with nPower Software.

 

Power NURBS 2.0 sells for $995, and can be purchased from the nPower web store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.htm), or through certified nPower Software resellers throughout the world.

Links to other sites showing this press release:

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Information
 

 

  For more information on IntegritWare 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 9 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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Watch this car creation video tutorial demonstrating how to create this car

 
     
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Model by Akihiko Tarutani using Power NURBS 1.0. (www.tarutani.com)

 
   
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Modeled by Aslan Zalikhanov with Power NURBS 1.0.  Aslan says, "Thanx... for this FANTASTIC REVOLUTIONARY SOFTWARE! Incredible way to model!!! Fast, superior! So many features!"

 
   
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Quotes from Power NURBS 1.0 Customers
David Yu (Underground Logic):
"Love the Power NURBS! The more I use it, the more I like it...Power NURBS is just too fun to use!  You guys got a great product."
 
Gregor Kulikowski
(Architect - bauwerkstadt.com):

"...it is amazing to work with Power NURBS, impossible models are now possible ;)"

 
Georhans:

"I want to...congratulate everyone in npower for a more than excellent product. Not a 10, a 20!!!! Best plugin I have seen to model NURBS...no comparison (hands down!!) "

 
Gene Ireland:

"Overall this is the most amazing tool I've seen in a long time."

Gary Hoover: 

"Man, Power NURBS sure is one heck of a tool!!!"

 
Cyril Verrier (www.quadpilot.com):

"Power NURBS is a fantastic NURBS tool, very intuitive and powerful...several features are very ingenious and give extreme control over your work, very nice! nPower Software gives a new dimension to Max, and provides the ultimate NURBS tool...  Simply excellent!"

 
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