View Full Version : [8.5] "...easier integration of third-party file formats"?

10-10-2005, 05:17 PM
Referring to this bullet item from the 8.5 press release:
"...and easier integration of third-party file formats"

Any more detailed info what this entails?

Any improvements importing .dxf/.dwg?


10-10-2005, 05:25 PM
One element is the Parts-to-Surfaces plugin. The plugin was created in response to a feature request by users importing FormZ modeled objects saved as obj files. On import into Modeler, the FormZ layers are saved as parts; users have typically used a third party convertor such as Polytrans to convert the FormZ obj to a LightWave lwo, when they want the layers to be surfaces; this plugin allows direct import to Modeler of such objects and handles making the conversion to surfaces.