The latest version of 3DVIA Composer (V6R2012) was recently released and there are new features to make your documentation stand out.
I just want to mention a couple that I think are really cool. To see all of the new features go to Help > Release Notes … in 3DVIA Composer.
It’s now possible to quickly add event links to your animation to make it easier for the user to maneuver around in the animation. You can find them in the Image 2D drop down menu or by right clicking. The links are for Next, Previous, First, Last. These buttons are subscribed to Styles called “Play Widget First”, “Play Widget Previous”, etc. The event is already linked in the Style. So clicking the Next button will jump the user to the next marker in the animation during Play mode.
You can now add Glow around the model to highlight it. (Makes it looks like you should be hearing a choir of angels!)
Multiple Cutting Planes
It’s now possible to add multiple cutting planes at one time including capping of all edges.
Direct input for some controls
Some properties that were previously only controlled by a slider now have direct value input. Besides having more control, the numeric value can be saved in a style.
2D Panel Shadows
To add more interest and depth to 2D Panels, shadows can be added. You can modify various properties of the shadow and these can be saved in a style.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the new features. These are just a few that I’ve had a chance to play with and I thought you might enjoy know about. Please read through the Release Notes for descriptions of all of them. If you have any questions, please give Tech Support a call.
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