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How to convert PTC Creo/View (ProductView,.pvs,.pvz,.ol) to 3MF?


PolyTrans|CAD+DCC performs mathematically precise CAD, DCC/Animation, GIS and BIM 3D file conversions into all key downstream 3D packages and file formats. Okino software is used and trusted throughout the world by many tens of thousands of 3D professionals in mission & production critical environments, backed by respectable personal support directly from our core development team.

     

PTC Creo/View

ProductView, now Creo Elements/View, is a 3D visualization tool developed by PTC. PTC is also known for their other software packages such as Creo Elements/Pro (previously known as Pro/Engineer) and Creo Elements/Direct (previously known as CoCreate).

For over 3 decades Okino has been a primary conversion partner of PTC, especially for our core business focussing on the conversion of PTC's native ProE/Creo (ASM and PRT) and ProductView (PVS, PVZ, OL) files.

Okino licenses the real and actual ProE/Creo runtime toolkits from PTC directly and hence provides the functionality to import native ProductView .PVS, .PVZ and .OL files.

     

3MF

3MF, 3D Manufacturing Format, is a modern replacement for the legacy STL (StereoLithography) file format with an explicit focus on the proper transmission of CAD and non-CAD model data for 3D printing as well as to downstream services and platforms. From Okino's long term perspective, the VRML2 file format was and is "just as good" for such requirements but never had the correct understanding nor traction since its introduction in 1995.

Features of 3MF over the legacy STL format includes: geometry instancing support, layered texture maps, multiple layers of UV texture coordinates, vertex colors and extended material types.

History, features, overviews, implementation partners and more can be read on the 3MF Consortiumís web site.

Note: Microsoft Windows uses the 3D Manufacturing Format (.3mf) for all 3D printing tasks.

Please also refer to the 3MF export converter for more information related to 3MF.