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3DViewStation is a recognized 3D visualization solution known for its ability to quickly process large assemblies. However, did you know that this solution can also visualize layouts in TIFF format? In this article, we will introduce you to the enhancements made by the latest version of 3DViewStation in terms of 2D drawing visualization in TIFF format.

3DViewStation's Capabilities to View Drawings

2D Advanced Importers:

  • Catia V4 Drawing
  • Catia V5 Drawing
  • Catia V6 Drawing
  • Creo & ProE Drawing
  • NX Drawing
  • Solid Edge Drawing
  • SolidWorks Drawing

2D Basic Importers:

  • 2D_PDF
  • AutoDesk Design Web (DWF)
  • Autodesk Drawing (DXF, DWG)
  • MicroStation (DGN)
  • CGM
  • SVG
  • Gerber (GER)
  • BMP
  • CALS (MIL)
  • GIF
  • HPGL (PLT)
  • HPGL/2 (PLT)
  • JPEG / JPEG2000
  • WORD
  • Open Office
  • PBM
  • PNG
  • PNM
  • PPM
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • WebP

Benefits of Choosing 3DViewStation for Drawing Visualization:

  • Quick drawing visualization
  • Ability to compare drawings
  • Capability to search by words within drawings

Features of the TIFF format, its use for archiving design drawings, and its limitations

The TIFF format (Tagged Image File Format) is a popular image format used to store images and drawings. It is commonly used to save design drawings because of its compatibility with many applications. Additionally, the TIFF format supports a wide range of colors and bit depths. The TIFF format is also used for archiving design drawings, as it allows long-term backup of the image while retaining the original quality. In short, the TIFF format is a popular choice for design drawings due to its interoperability qualities.

Large TIFF files can pose several problems, including:

  1. file size and difficult exchange
  2. Loading times and performance issues in applications

Quickly visualizing layouts in TIFF format with 3DViewStation

3DViewStation supports a wide range of 2D CAD and raster formats. For a complete list of supported formats, please refer here

The latest versions of 3DViewStation have an all-new TIFF rendering engine, much faster than the previous one. This improvement allows ultra-fast zooming or moving, even for drawings in the 10x A0 / 10x E format.

In addition to being able to calibrate a 2D drawing, it is now possible to use a scale, as indicated in the drawing's title block. This feature offers greater flexibility in the use of 2D drawings.

These features are available in the Desktop and WebViewer versions of 3DViewStation, making it easy and accessible for all users.

In summary, 3DViewStation is a 3D visualization solution that also offers 2D drawing visualization features in TIFF format. With the new ultra-fast rendering and the ability to use a scale, this solution provides a more flexible and faster 2D drawing visualization experience than ever before.