Host Application: 3ds MaxHost Application Version: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Operating System: MultiplePlugin Version: 9.2
The Universal 3ds Max CAD Data Translator
Native translation to 3ds Max for Pro/Engineer, Catia, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Unigraphics, Rhino, JT, Parasolid, STEP, IGES, and SAT
Power Translators Universal for 3ds Max is the optimal solution for design visualization of native CAD models and assemblies.
All of our Power Translators are built from the ground up to solve today’s difficult problems of getting quality CAD data into 3ds max. The Plug-in has been battle hardened in the most demanding productions at some of the best Max visualization rendering facilities in the world. The 3ds professionals spoke and we listened and together we derived the most advanced, best integrated, highest quality Max CAD translators on the market today. We guarantee it.
Power Translators Universal is the answer to get those native CAD models and assemblies into MAX or VIZ with the push of a button. Power Translators Universal reads native Pro/Engineer, Catia, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Unigraphics, Rhino, JT, Parasolid, files and creates a "Power NURBS
" object to represent the precise geometry defined in these advanced CAD files. It can then create a mesh
at render time to a specified user defined tolerance relative to the size of the object in the image. For example, a tolerance of 1/2 Pixel will produce an extremely high quality image with very smooth edges that do not have polygonal artifacts. The "Power NURBS" object introduced by Power Translators Universal can have materials applied at the sub-object level and supports most MAX Mesh modifiers (twist, UVMap, etc.). Power Translators Universal could easily pay for itself on a single project in time savings alone.
Power Translators Universal Features at a Glance.
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Native Translation of Catia, Pro/E and UG data
Multi-processor mesh generation
Power Navigator Assembly Browser
Advanced surface repair and reconstruction
Full integration into 3ds Max
Import Precise Trimmed NURBS
Powerful face flipping Tools
Re-tessellate Catia, UG, Pro/E data on the fly within Max
Duplicate face detection tools
NURBS caching technology
Automatic and Manual Sewing Tools
2012 Install Instructions:
Once you download and install you will need to explicitly "Run as Administrator" from the start menu the first time that you run 3ds Max. This only needs to be done the first time you run 3ds Max so that it can finish installing and authorizing your software. You can then activate online with the license ID and Password you received from purchasing the software.
Note for customers using Vista...
after running the installer, you will need to explicitly "Run as Administrator" from the start menu the first time that you run 3ds Max. This only needs to be done the first time you run 3ds Max so that it can finish installing and authorizing your software.
If you have a previous version (including demo version), first uninstall the previous version. And then use the following instructions.
1. Download the installer from the links provided in email (choose the version that matches your version of 3ds Max / Viz)
Vista users right click the installer and run as adminstrator.
2. Run the installer on your machine. Make sure that you select the correct top level 3ds Max directory to install to. For example, the default 3ds Max installation directory for Max 2010 is C:/Program Files/Autodesk/3dsMax2010.
NOTE to Vista users
. The first time you run 3ds Max after installing npower software you must right click 3ds Max and run as adminstrator.
When you start up 3ds Max the first time, it will ask you to select projects. Choose Power Translators Universal
3. If you have not received one yet, request a serial number from support
4. Download and run the following authorization program, and send the generated authorization code to support
http://www.npowersoftware.com/download/hostid.exe or the zipped version at http://www.npowersoftware.com/download/hostid.zip
NOTE to Vista users
. You must right click the app and run the authorization program as Administrator.
5. When you receive the license file, enter the unzipped file into the hostid.exe program to license it.
The Hostid.exe is located in C:Program FilesDATAKITdetklm
NOTE to Vista users
. You must right click the Hostid.exe and run the program as Administrator.
6. Start up Max and try to do an import - a different authorization dialog will pop up - make sure that "Localhost" is selected, and then click on the "Authorize" button, and choose the online authorization. Then enter the Serial number that you received (along with your personal information).
How to install Video
Install UI and tool bar Movie
Frequently Asked Questions
Max/Viz Installation Forum
Find our help files directly in the nPower 3ds Max rollout. Look for the " ? " buttons