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  • Servtech has created a plug-in for the Rhino CAD program to mix computer graphics with virtual reality
  • The software lets a designer upload a Rhino computer graphic into the FrameS virtual world — seamlessly and in just minutes
  • This means designers can collaborate in real-time, and a user can walk through a life-sized version of their 3D model immediately after creating it
  • ServTech is now looking to do the same with other CAD software like Autodesk and Altium Designer
  • ServTech’s shares have remained flat today, continuing to trade for 1.5 cents each in a $9.86 million market cap

ServTech’s virtual and augmented reality software can now integrate the tech seamlessly with the Rhinoceros Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program.

ServTech’s FrameS software, designed by its Italian subsidiary Vection, is a virtual reality (VR) program that lets designers create products in a fully digital world. This eliminates the need for physical prototypes and drastically cuts design costs and product time to market.

The Rhinoceros (Rhino) CAD program is a popular 3D modelling software which lets users create, edit, and animate freely using computer graphics. The software has applications in rapid prototyping, 3D printing, architecture, and product design.

ServTech has married these softwares with a new Rhino plug-in. This addition to the software lets Rhino users upload their 3D CAD models directly into the FrameS VR platform.

Essentially, this means a Rhino designer can transport a 3D computer graphic model into the FrameS software in a matter of minutes — meaning somebody using the VR tech can now walk around, view, and edit the life-size model in the digital world.

An aeroplane is being designed in the Rhino software, with FrameS open in the background
The same aeroplane can then be uploaded to the FrameS virtual hangar to be viewed and worked on in real time

What’s more, is that multiple Rhino workstations can be uploaded into the FrameS world at the same time — allowing for immersive and collaborative product design from around the world.

According to ServTech Managing Director Gianmarco Biagi, this is just the first step in the company’s plan to see FrameS used as a reference VR platform for CAD designers globally.

“The conclusion of the development of the FrameS plug-in for Rhino is another key milestone achieved by the company in 2019, marking the first step in the virtual reality CAD plug-in roadmap,” Gianmarco said.

ServTech now has its sights on integration with other popular CAD programs like Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Siemens NC, and Altium Designer.

The Rhino plug-in is expected to be published in tandem with the official launch of FrameS in November 2019. ServTech is working in collaboration with Rhino to get this product to market, and Rhino will announce the FrameS plug-in on its blog once it is commercially available.

ServTech shares have remained flat today, continuing to trade for 1.5 cents each in a $9.86 million market cap.

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