Monday, March 3, 2014

3D PDF plugins for Autodesk products

Users of Autodesk products can utilize the new plugins from SimLab Soft to create best 3D PDF files, supported applications include:

 - Autodesk Inventor 
 - Autodesk Revit 
 - Autodesk NavisWorks
 - Autodesk 3DS
 - Autodesk Maya
 - Autodesk Autocad

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SimLab Composer 2014 SP2

SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2014 SP2.

The new release is ready for download on Windows and Mac

For more details about SimLab Composer please click here

In addition to fixing small issues, the new release updates importers to make sure SimLab Composer can be used with the latest 3D design applications.

Following is a list of new updates included in SimLab Composer 2014 SP2. This is a free upgrade for SimLab Composer 2014 users

Supporting SolidWorks 2014  

SolidWorks importer in SimLab Composer 2014 SP2 was updated to support SolidWorks parts and assemblies (2007 - 2014)

New IFC importer

Architects will be able to utilize the new IFC importer to bring 3D models to SimLab Composer for sharing and rendering.

Supporting IE 11

With the release of internet explorer 11, Microsoft added native WebGL support to the browser. WebGL export from SimLab Composer 2014 SP2 now supports viewing 3D models in IE 11. All major browsers are now supported (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE11)

New / Parasolid importer  

New importer for Parasolid files was added to the new version of SimLab Composer 2014 SP2

Free Training Course for SimLab Composer

SimLab Soft added step by step training courses on line ,to allow the users to make the best of SimLab Composer, from installation, to rendering, 3D PDF creation to animation. All topics are covered in this new training course. Visit SimLab Composer tutorials to learn how to make the best of SimLab Composer 2014 SP2

Thursday, December 5, 2013

SimLab SolidWorks importer for 3DS Max

SimLab SolidWorks importer for 3D Studio Max, was updated to add support for SolidWorks 2014 filesThe plugin supports 3DS Max 2009 - 2014SolidWorks parts and assemblies created using SolidWorks 2007 to 2014 are supported.Trial can be downloaded from the following link

Monday, September 30, 2013

Great render from the first time

SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2014 SP1.

The new release is ready for download on Windows and Mac

In addition to fixing small issues, the new release focuses on usability, and adds great new features.

Download a trial version of SimLab Composer 2014 SP1 and we promise you will enjoy it.

Following is a list of new features in SimLab Composer 2014 SP1. This is a free upgrade for SimLab Composer 2014 users.

Cutting by a section plane

SimLab Composer 2014 SP1 will allow the user to cut selected geometries by the active section plane, this feature will allow designers to do cutting to create advanced renders showing the interior beauty of their models

SimLab CAD Viewer

SimLab CAD Viewer on iPad. iPhone, and Android, was upgraded to support the Following:
Better navigation for archetictural models 
Supporting templates and backgrounds 
Supporting smart simlab actions
Secure file option to protected 3D assets
Support for the new iOS7. More information about SimLab CAD Viewer for IOS is avaiable here, Android version can be found here.

Rendering settings redesigned

The new rendering settings dock widget  was designed to unleash the power of real time rendering. The user will be able to view existing HDR images, and to change rendering parameters while real time rendering is working.

Automatic reflection of user's choices will allow the user to experiment with rendering settings to create the best rendered image.

New Features in SimLab Real time renderer

With SimLab Composer 2014 SP1, the user can assign texture maps for light emitter materials, can blend color and texture on all materials, and will be able to assign textures for glass materials.

New dark interface 

The new optional dark interface will allow the user to focus on the 3D model she/he is working on.  This new interface is accessable from SimLab Composer preferences.

Adding support for Space Navigator

The user will be able to use a space navigator to fly through 3D models in SimLab Composer, navigator will be supported in OpenGL and Real time rendering modes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SimLab 3D PDF from Rhino 3.2 is released

SimLab Soft released version 3.2 of the 3D PDF exporter for Rhino, this new release includes the following new features:
  1.  Handling large models, the 64 bit version of the plugin was tested to work with extremely large Rhino models.
  2. Supporting exporting polylines and curves, curves and polylines included in the Rhino model can be optionally exported to 3D PDF file
  3. Supporting exporting dimensions and annotations
  4. Improved image quality of the 2D images included in the generated 3D PDF
  5. Template designer now gives the user to place images on top of the 3D area to create amazing 3D PDF files
  6. New navigation model for navigating large scenes in the 3D PDF file
  7. Automatically opening the Object tree (optional)

The new version supports Rhino 5 (32 and 64 bit) and Rhino 4
This is a free upgrade to current users of version 3.x of the plugin
Trial and more information is available at the following link 

Monday, June 17, 2013

SimLab Composer 2014

SimLab Soft announces today the release of SimLab Composer 2014.

The new release is ready for download at

The new release presents a great milestone in SimLab Soft’s vision of bringing Art to Engineers and Architects.

SimLab Composer 2014 is equipped with fast, photo realistic, CPU based, real time renderer to enable designers to create super quality renders with instant feedback. A quick preview of SimLab’s Real time rendering capabilities is available here.

SimLab Composer 2014 introduces Smart Scene States and SimLab Actions, to enable the designer in few clicks to create a great interactive 3D PDF, or 3D WebGL page. This great feature is shown in the following preview

For a detailed list of new enhancements, download the What’s new document at

About SimLab Composer: SimLab Composer is a 3D scene building, rendering, sharing and animation application, aiming to bring art to engineers. SimLab Composer provides an easy to learn intuitive workflow, solid import/export and manipulation capabilities, and top quality results. SimLab Composer is available in three editions (Animation, Rendering, and 3D PDF).

About SimLab Soft: SimLab Soft is a 3D software development company, founded in 2007, with its mission clearly defined to develop state-of-the-art 3D software products that are both powerful and easy to use. SimLab Soft creates and markets SimLab Composer, import/export/3D PDF SDK, and 3D plugins for CAD/Visualization applications. SimLab Soft provides top quality 3D software development and customization services, for thousands of clients with many of the fortune 500.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Supporting SketchUp 2013

SimLab Soft updated all SimLab plugins to work with SketchUp 2013 (free and pro) on Windows.

The plugin will automatically detect SketchUp 2013 if found, if not it will install and work with SketchUp 8.

SimLab 3D PDF exporter can be downloaded from the following link

The new version shows 10x Improvement in the speed of the following importers for SketchUp 2013 and 8

This is a free upgrade of current users of the plugins.

We want to thank the SketchUp development team for the great work they are doing, we have been following the development of SketchUp for some time, and the work they are doing with the SDK in this release is phenomenal, it is clear to us that they are creating the foundation for huge improvements in SketchUp.