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Spicer Corporation unveils thin client 3D CAD Model Viewing Capabilities in ViewCafe 2.0 12.10.2001

December 10, 2001
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Spicer Corporation, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, a developer of interoperable document viewing, markup, editing and scanning software, introduced new Java thin client 3D CAD model viewing and manipulation capabilities in ViewCaf?.0.

Powered by Java 2 and Java 3D technology, ViewCaf?.0 gives users the ability to view and manipulate 3D CAD models such as IGES, STL, VRML, and XGL/ZGL in addition to viewing and markup capabilities for over 150 CAD, vector, raster and office formats. Java 3D offers 3D rendering API to deliver cross-platform, high quality 3D graphics for the networked, collaborative enterprise. ViewCaf? client-side Java components and server-side components are compatible with Microsoft's new Windows(TM) XP operating system.

Java 3D complements ViewCaf? existing Java 2 architecture to create a pure Java applet that benefits from high security client communications and 3D rendering capabilities. Users require only a standard Java-2-enabled Web browser such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer to view and markup documents online. Administrators can also choose to deploy ViewCaf?s a Java Bean or application independently of the Web browser.

In addition to 3D model viewing and manipulation capabilities, ViewCaf?adds several features including: New File format support for AutoCAD 2002, Gerber RS 274-D and RS 274-X, Cadra 11, SVG, and Microsoft XP Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents; enhanced support for RTL and Adobe PDF formats; New Text Search Tool and New languages.

To learn more about ViewCaf?.0, visit the Spicer Web site at or request information by e-mail at

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