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

December 10, 2001
The product is powered by two different types of technology.

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 www.spicer.com or request information by e-mail at info@spicer.com.