Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Okino ships Inventor 2012-ready file conversion apps

Okino has announced that its file-conversion software is now certified for use with Autodesk Inventor 2012 data.

Probably the most widely used – but least frequently written-about -software products in the industry, Okino’s tools enable files created in one 3D or CAD application to be transferred to another with few or no import issues.

Today’s news simply brings those tools in line with Autodesk’s 2012 product range: not ground-breaking, but – as ever – undeniably useful.

Okino Computer Graphics, a leading provider and pioneer of data translation solutions to the DCC/Animation and enterprise Fortune 1000 markets, announced today that its software products have been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Certified applications must meet certain implementation guidelines and demonstrate the highest levels of robustness, quality, and interoperability with Autodesk Inventor software.

Now into its 23rd year of development, Okino’s PolyTrans|CAD is one of the most complex, robust and widely used products within the 3D graphics market, allowing cross conversion between all major MCAD, DCC/Animation and VisSim 3D file formats + programs.

Okino’s Inventor importer solution allows crack-free geometry, hierarchy (assembly data) and materials to be transferred cleanly and robustly from native disk-based Autodesk Inventor files or from a running copy of the Autodesk Inventor directly into any Okino data-conversion-compliant program: the stand-alone Okino PolyTrans & NuGraf products, PolyTrans-for-3dsMax, PolyTrans-for-Maya, PolyTrans-for-Softimage and within many third party products such as: 3DCreate (by Visual Components), Cinema 4D and its “Engineering Bundle” (by Maxon Computer), EON Reality, NGRAIN military training products, Pytha (by CATS Software), Quest-3D (by Act-3D), VirTools (“4DC” .nmo pipeline by Realicon) and others.

“Okino’s software products are industry standards used world wide by almost every major corporation with robustness second to none,” said Robert Lansdale, President & CEO of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. “Since 1988 our entire company philosophy has been to provide the best of experiences for the import of large CAD assemblies into Okino software where the assembly data can be manipulated and viewed in real time, optimized, composed, reduced, tagged with materials and rendered with ease. Our software is also the industry standard for the conversion and re-purposing of CAD data to all major animation programs and downstream 3D file formats. Downstream uses include product documentation and manual creation, animation and rendering software, visual communication and review of data, and for accessing simpler and easier to manipulate versions of the original CAD datasets. Okino’s NuGraf and PolyTrans products provide the “swiss army knife” of features, functionality and problem solving capabilities that the Autodesk Inventor user had not had access to before.”

Read more about Inventor file conversion using Okino’s tools