Adobe today announces Acrobat 9.0 Pro Extended ($699)-- the new name for Acrobat 3D, and due to ship in June. Most intriguing is the newly added 3D Reviewer software.
It is typical of today's 3D CAD viewing software. Reads many 3D CAD formats, lets you view them in a variety of methods, slices, compares and shows differences, generates animations, and more.
The software is not new; it was written originally by TTF, the translation specialist that Adobe bought a couple of years ago. What is new is that 3D Reviewer is only being re-released by Adobe now. And, this re-entry will put a bit of a kink in the 3D viewing market.
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