What is CAD plugin customization?

Plugin/add-in is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing CAD software program (viz. Autocad, Solidworks, Inventor, Fusion 360, Onshape). Plugins enhance the existing functionality of the CAD Software and also help in automating tasks.

ProtoTech Solutions has expertise in CAD plugins customization and development. And have our own range of products which is useful for the 3D world. ProtoTech can develop custom plugins on various platforms based on company’s requirements.

Partial list of plugins developed by ProtoTech

1. Cloud 3D Print connector for Max and Maya.
We developed plugins on Max and Maya for client to allow the users to connect to cubify.com from within Max/Maya environment, browse the parts and purchase/download them on to local machine.

2. VRML Exporter for Inventor.
This was a custom development project that we did for a US based company. They wanted to have their data exported out of Inventor into VRML format. They were relying on a third party software which went out of support and desperately needed to get a solution. ProtoTech delivered it to them on time..

3. WebGL Exporter for CREO.
For a US based client we have have developed WebGL exporter for CREO, which supports, parts and assemblies, with surface level colors, and linear annotation too.

4. Automating the client’s process for SpaceClaim.
We have developed an addin on to SpaceClaim for a European client, for user process automation. It includes copying existing parts to specific sub assemblies, create 3D text from 2D note and create stl files for each sub assembly and 3D text together. We have reduced (number of sub assemblies x 10) user mouse clicks to one mouse click only.

5. BOM on Solidworks.
We have developed a plugin on Solidworks to get Bill Of Materials for the Solidworks assembly. The plugin displays a windows form with assembly tree structure with a row for each part. User can interact with Solidworks assembly from the BOM form itself to create or modify the parts properties. User will able to export the BOM in various formats like Word, Excel etc.

6. 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Max, Maya, Navisworks, Fusion 360, and Onshape.
To show case our expertise and understanding in 3D PDF file format, ProtoTech has developed the 3D PDF file exporter for various platforms. We have the SDK available too for this, which can be easily integrated with your application if required. Check our 3D PDF Exporters for different platforms here..

7. WebGL Exporter for Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Max, Maya, Navisworks, Fusion 360, and Onshape.
If you want to share your 3D model with anyone, or want to embed in your website, the WebGL/HTML format can be useful to you. ProtoTech has developed this exporter for various platforms. WebGL SDK is available, which can be easily integrated with your application. Please click here to check the plugins developed at ProtoTech for 3D PDF, WebGL and OBJ on different platforms

8. OBJ Exporter for Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Max, Maya, Navisworks, Fusion 360, and Onshape.
OBJ is the universally accepted format. ProtoTech has developed OBJ exporter on various platforms. SDK is available for OBJ format, this can be easily integrated with your application if required.To get more information about the SDK of 3D PDF, OBJ, and WebGL, click here

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CAD Plugins

  • Autocad OEM, ObjectARX, RealDWG
  • Inventor
  • Max, Maya, Revit (All Autodesk products)
  • Solidworks
  • Spaceclaim, Rhino
  • MDL (Microstation), SolidEdge
  • Creo

File formats & Data Interoperability SDKs

  • DWG(RealDWG/ObjectARX/Teigha)
  • DGN (Microstation)
  • DWF(DWFToolkit)
  • IV (Open Inventor)
  • JT Toolkit
  • OBJ (Wavefront)
  • SketchUp (Trimble)
  • 3D PDF (PRC, U3D), VRML
  • Custom File Formats
  • InterOp (Spatial)
  • HOOPS/Exchange (Tech Soft 3D)
  • Datakit