Integrators can now create custom viewing solutions for virtually any Windows application.

Spicer Corporation, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, a developer of interoperable document viewing, markup, scanning, and editing software, announced Image a.X 6.3, an ActiveX control for custom Windows or Web-enabled document visualization solutions.

Image a.X controls combine the flexibility of Microsoft's ActiveXtechnology with the proven document view, markup, print, and editcapabilities of Spicer Imagenation, giving integrators the ability tocreate custom viewing solutions for virtually any Windows application.These easy-to-integrate controls are compatible with all Windows platformsincluding the new Windows XP operating system.

Image a.X enables users to quickly and accurately display and mark up over150 native file formats including 3D CAD models, 2D CAD, vector, raster,hybrid, and office documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, andAdobe PDF.

New native file format support has been added for AutoCAD 2002; Cadra 11; Gerber RS 274-D and RS 274-X; SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics); Microsoft Office 2000 and 2002 (XP) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and enhancements to PDF, PS, and RTL support.

In addition, Spicer has enhanced the 3D view control with eight newproperties and six new methods, and added new functionality to right-mouseclick options such as change attributes, attach hotspot, and a tool optiondialog box.

Ten Image a.X controls are currently available including 3D model viewingcapabilities for IGES, STL, and VRML file formats. The configurationcontrol, previously available only in beta format, is now officiallyreleased.

As part of Spicer's suite of Enterprise Visualization Solutions, markupscreated in Image a.X can be viewed in Spicer Imagenation or ViewCaf¿r a high level of interoperability among Spicer products. Moreover,markups made in any Spicer product can be saved and displayed in any otherSpicer visualization product.

For more information about Image a.X controls and Spicer EnterpriseVisualization Solutions, or to download an evaluation copy, visit theSpicer Corporation Web site at www.spicer.com.