CadFaster Launches CadFaster|QuickStep for DirectX

CadFaster launches CadFaster|QuickStep for DirectX – even more benefits for CAD professionals

September 10, 2007 - CadFaster has launched a new version of CadFaster|QuickStep, a free and innovative 3D viewer for CAD professionals. Along with OpenGL, CadFaster|QuickStep now also enables the use of DirectX drivers which are supported by most of the current 3D hardware. The DirectX version offers the same ultimate viewing capabilities as the OpenGL version by supporting the standard STEP and HSF file formats. The viewing tool provides superior image quality and performance boost without the need for any extra hardware. Viewing the largest 3D datasets is now possible even with modest hardware. CadFaster|QuickStep is powered by the CadFaster|Engine which includes the latest software-based polygon reduction technologies.

CadFaster|QuickStep facilitates the speeding up of design workflow, helping in sharing large and complex CAD models between designers and reviewers. CadFaster|QuickStep users benefit from genuinely interactive viewing operations. Rotation, zooming, panning, and component selections can be performed extremely fast and without a toolbar or keyboard. The HSF file format offers short document opening times and, owing to the compressed and fully streamable media format, enables models to be easily transferred online.

“By supporting the DirectX platform we will expand consumer line hardware for professional 3D CAD usage,” says Harri Lainio, CEO of CadFaster, Inc. “Thanks to our unique 3D rendering technology, also the users who do nothave adequate OpenGL graphics drivers can now take advance of their existing 3D hardware through DirectX drivers.”

The core technology of CadFaster is available for producers of CAD/CAE, simulation, animation, visualization and scientific 3D software. The solutions developed for accelerated 3D display can also be utilized, for example, in other PLM/PDM sector applications using 3D graphics.

The CadFaster|QuickStep 3D viewer is available for free at:

About CadFaster

CadFaster is an innovative software company founded in 2000 and headquartered in Oulu, Finland. The company focuses on producing ultra-fast 3D technology for professional graphics applications. Owing to this unique 3D technology, application vendors can significantly boost the rendering performance of their software. CadFaster products are based on innovations that enable ultra-fast, high-quality 3D rendering in real time. Our mission at CadFaster is to
unleash the true 3D rendering power of hardware.

For further information please contact:

Mr. Harri Lainio, CEO
Tel: +358 50 386 5300

DirectX, OpenGL and Windows are registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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