Microsoft announces CAD support for Simplygon to bring more 3D content into mixed reality

Microsoft today announced that Simplygon has added compatibility for popular CAD file formats, JT and STEP. Simplygon is a premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions which Microsoft acquired last year. Simplygon is a leader in 3D game optimization, dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries optimize content pipelines and streamline workflows.

With the addition of two popular CAD file formats, Simplygon enables automation of 3D optimization to customers across many industries. With this support, CAD users can create on 3D content their PC in JT or STEP formats, transcode and optimize via Simplygon, and distribute their work to their preferred device endpoint.

JT files, used heavily in product lifecycle management software, is primarily used to analyze and augment the geometry of complex models. STEP, or Standard for the Exchange of Product model data, is primarily used to share 3D models between users with different CAD software packages.

You can learn how to deploy the Simplygon Cloud virtual machine and start optimizing your 3D assets here.

Source: Microsoft

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