As a BIM tool, Allplan Bridge is the powerful solution for parametric modeling and analysis of bridges of any type and size. The parametric 4D model offers the highest degree of user friendliness and flexibility, saving significant design time. The software supports engineers and draftsmen in all planning phases, from the initial concept to construction.
The graphical representation of complex bridges can contain tens of millions of triangles and the parametric definition of the bridge requires user-friendly graphical input. We were looking for compatible and efficient graphical engine which can be integrated in our WPF based application. Our choice was Ab3d.PowerToys, which is an excellent starting point when simple graphics should be represented with small development effort. With the growing complexity of Allplan Bridge and constantly increasing requirements we have turned to Ab3d.DXEngine, which is more complex, but perfect layer between PowerToys and DirectX. It matches our requirements perfectly. One example are SubMeshes, which significantly improved rendering time of the animation of bridge construction phases. The AB4D support has been excellent over the last 6 years, and we very much appreciate the cooperation with AB4D.
Head of Bridge DevelopmentALLPLAN Software Engineering GmbH - Competence Center Allplan InfrastructureImages and videos:
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I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying using Ab3d.PowerToys and Ab3d.DXEngine.
I am plotting real 3D GPS data from a soil compactor. The data is gridded on 1 foot squares, and there are up to 250,000 grid points with 4 triangles each.
Using straight WPF it was just too slow and unresponsive. With Ab3d.DXEngine the increase in speed has been amazing.
I am still just learning my way around your software. Have been using instances and HeightMap. The Ab3d.PowerToys have made using cameras and mouse control a snap.
And thanks for the samples. I can often take your code and just make the modifications I need to put in my data.
I am just getting started learning about the capabilities of the software, but already the progress has been significant. Being able to do this using C# and WPF is great.
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We are a programming company primary focused on medical diagnostic and treatment software used mainly in homeopathy orientated clinics. We use the Ab3d.Reader3ds library for about 2 years to visualize the 3D models within our software. What we like most is the easy handling and programming API of the library. It leaves us totally free with internal details of the 3ds file type. The Ab3d.Reader3ds library is also very fast in reading 3ds files and gives us a lot of functions to control and manipulate the objects within the 3D scene. The author really did a great job and in the incidence of a supporting question replies very quick!
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I have really enjoyed using your product, I am fairly new to programming and WPF and you have made it easier to create really complicated user interfaces. We are creating software for the Architectural/Engineering field and we are configuring options for 3D models to be used in the design process. Having an animated 3D representation of the 3D model to be used is very engaging for the user and makes a complicated configuration process easier.
RAD DeveloperBIM Advent
Using Reader3ds makes wpf-development for 3ds files simple!
What we do:
Elvis 3 is a visualization system for modern building technology generated by IT Gmbh (www.it-gmbh.de). Elvis 3 users are free to use latest technologies - like mobile control via iOS-device (iPod/iPad/iPhone) or Android-device, multimedia-control, web-solution or 3D visualization. Intelligent functions support the user to use his building services in a simple way.
Where we use Reader3ds:
To visualize a 3D-model in Elvis 3 the user imports a 3ds-model - implementing already lights and camera settings. It is imported into Elvis 3 using the AB4D Reader3ds. With help of the methods and properties provided by AB4D Reader3ds it is easy to divide the 3ds-model into different parts and to rearrange it into a structure for our use. The methods and properties provided by Reader3ds-methods are very comfortable.
During the development phase we were supported by a very competent developer who helped us in different cases and answered our questions in a real short period of time – regarding the forums posts as well as any direct contact via e-mail in very urgent issues. As there are many traps you can fall into reading 3ds files, we are glad that this tool was developed to make reading and using a 3ds-file in wpf as simple as it is now. Thanks to AB4D, especially to Mr. Benedik!
Software DeveloperIT Gmbh
GENIUS is an Earth Stations Management system that uses ReaderSvg and ZoomPanel in order to perform the graphical representation of the managed elements. These elements are colored according to their summary status. As the number of elements of the Earth Station increases, the user can use the zooming/scaling capability to focus on the elements at specific areas. By clicking on any of the managed element, it displays its main parameters that can also be changed.
Real Gómez, Francisco Javier
Product Engineering consultant
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The ZoomPanel will be used as part of a WPF application that will be installed on some DIDs (Digital Interactive Display) in a fair environment.
The software will act as a marketing digital signage and also will have an interactive fair map (using the ZoomPanel) to search and locate exhibitor booth and information.
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