We saw this article and think it is a good historical accounting of how 3D visualization has matured:(click on the title link to read the full article)
The article was first published at engineering-matters.com, a site to serve the personal and organizational needs of those in the engineering organization. It is authored by Chad Jackcon, an Industry Analyst at Lifecycle Insights and publisher of the engineering-matters blog. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Chad covers career, managerial and technology topics in engineering. For more details, visit his profile.
As we provide solutionsfor leveraging 2D & 3D beyond design and development and throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise, it is very interesting to see the impact we bring to the 3D Visualilzation evolution.
The Lattice Technology ultra-lightweight 3D XVL® format - the most lightweight 3D format in the industry, allows even the largest CAD files (often more than 1GB!) to be viewed easily, anywhere, including on-the-go. Among our products, we now offer iXVL Player that allows your data to be shared and viewed on mobile devices.