3D View and Compare Features Adept includes a complete 3D viewing solution that allows manufacturing organizations to access, share and collaborate on their digital product data. Adept delivers native viewing support, which means users do not need to convert documents to a neutral or proprietary format. Adept’s viewer easily and reliably opens 3D designs without requiring the authoring application or undergoing costly and error-prone document conversion. View 3D Models Access the latest versions of the most common 3D CAD designs View important PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and FTA (Functional Tolerance Annotation) information View documents in standard 3D, isometric, and perspective views. Create user defined views View 3D user-defined views that were created with the original authoring application View 2D modes and drafts of models Select filters to hide/show entities based on type Manipulate 3D CAD Designs 3D Compare: Compare 3D assemblies to determine which parts have been added, removed or changed. This unique feature goes beyond a graphical comparison and includes the ability to detect changes to non-graphical attributes at the part or assembly level. View changes between design iterations; verify the integrity of a converted design. 3D Explode: Drag a slide-bar to explode/implode an entire assembly or selected parts/subassemblies. The exploded view can be saved for future reference. This dynamic ability, which explodes complex assemblies, allows you to see the component level faster and create clear illustrations for control documents such asassembly and maintenance instructions. Section models with user defined section planes, and export the section edges as a separate file 3D Entity Search: Search and filter for parts in a 3D assembly based on a variety of native file attributes. Results can be inspected, transformed, colorized and exported. This time-saving feature makes it quick and easy to find a part from a list of thousands. Transform model parts independently of one another: Users are given the versatility necessary to explore different configurations, move parts out of the way to better view hidden areas of the model, and break an assembly down into its base-level components. Render the model in several 3D modes including shaded model, wireframe, silhouette and hidden line removal Change the light settings, with options such as light direction, color and type. Color and highlight different parts of assemblies by changing their color and type, color-coding specific parts or making them visible or hidden for ease of distinction. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Interrogate 3D CAD Designs Interference Checking: Users can verify spatial interference between any two or more parts Use the snapping function to perform precise measurements on all dimensions, including angles, arcs, circles, surface area, and distance Measure the minimum distance between any two points on a model or part. Calculate mass properties for the whole or part of the model, including center of gravity, moments of inertia, inertia tensor and many more.