AutoVue SolidModel Professional v17 for Windows31 May, 2003 By: Ron LaFon
5 stars out of 5
Cimmetry SystemsAutoVue SolidModel Professional v17 for Windows is one of three applications to receive a five-star rating in this roundup. Not only does AutoVue SolidModel Professional offer extensive file viewing options, its markup and collaboration capabilitiesand the depth to which they are implementedare excellent. The excellence of its features is as much the product of good software design as of listening carefully to users.
New and unique in AutoVue v17 are real-time collaboration capabilities that let you schedule online meetings and simultaneously view, mark up, and chat on all document types over an intranet or the Internet. These features are implemented in the Java-based version of the thin client. The number of participants is unlimited, though operations slow with a large number of users. The meeting host transfers control from user to user, so that a number of users can work concurrently on the same model. Users can make annotations, authorized users can approve changes, and AutoVue writes an audit trail of the entire session. I set up an online demo of this feature, and found it fast even on large drawingsand very well implemented.
Other noteworthy features include extensive 2D and 3D markup functionality and print capabilities. There is much here to recommend this product. Highly Recommended.