WorkXplore software was created to import and analyse all file types and sizes, at high speed. According to Hexagon, it often takes less than half the time to open a file using WorkXplore compared with the original CAD application.

Among the enhanced two-way workflow functionality in WorkXplore 2020.1 is the ability to import and export the IGP file format for the Hexagon I++ Simulator, a server-based software for the multi-kinematic simulation of process-oriented inspection.

WorkXplore can export either opened or closed solids, and mesh models as meshes. In addition, the software can import meshes.

Additional reader translators include the Solid Edge 2D Importer and IGES Reader Translator. The ability to read drawings has been added to the Solid Edge interface. Currently, 2D supported versions are ST1 to 2019. Furthermore, the IGES translator allows users to select between the in-house integrated import library, and the Datakit Advanced Import, giving a choice for the setting best suited to specific needs.

Also introduced to WorkXplore 2020.1 is a print option enhancement that gives more interactive printing functionality in the single view layout.

Product owner Luca Clerici says: “The printing zone in WorkXplore 2020.1 can be defined through an interactive rectangle, with the ability to move the camera in the 3D screen. When the command is launched, a mask corresponding to the paper ratio – A4 landscape for example – appears on screen. It’s then possible to move the model to precisely define the printing area. Also, another interactive rectangle provides an optional crop facility.”

A toolbar with the print options is now available on the right side of the screen, making it easier to select the target printer and define its properties, select paper size and add headers and footers.

The latest release also continues the software’s tradition of constantly updating supported formats. Translators in WorkXplore 2020.1 support a number of main formats, including: ACIS, several CATIA products, Creo, DXF/DWG, IGES, Edgecam, I++ Simulator, Inventor, Parasolid, STEP, Solid Edge and SolidWorks.