Pixyz Review 2021.1.0.79

(Released November 04, 2021)

New

  • [Import] Support for GDSII (*.gds) format
  • [Import] Support for *.STPX format
  • [Tool] New Remove Z-fighting function

Update

  • [Import] *.JT high increase in terms of importing time
  • [Import] PLM-XML are now better supported (avoid wrong position of parts, more stable)

Fix

  • [Import] Fix potential bug while importing 3DXML
  • [UI] Fixed UI issues with Light Theme
  • [Import] Fixed bug which was cutting spheres in half when trying to import them (For Mass Balance study for instance)
  • [Import] Fixed potential blocking when trying to import .sldasm files
  • [UI] Fixed bug which was causing the disappearing of Actions Top Bar when quitting Pixyz Review with a right-click
  • [UI] Fixed size of Advanced Search's UI element for the conditions
  • [PMI].JT format: Fixed 'PMIReplaceBlackColor' import parameter not working with JT files
  • [VR] Fixed bug with Reset VR session
  • [Search] Fixed bug with Queries listed in "Last Search Done" section when starting the software
  • [Tools] Fixed bug which was loosing materials when Creating Group Occurrence from selection


Known issues

  • Objects with component Grabbable doesn't make the selection's overlay as see-through.
    • Workaround => Save in .pxz and reopen the file
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Rare bug with occurrence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1
  • When Pixyz Review is launched on a secondary monitor, the Viewer appears white and the scene is not displayed. This issue is caused by a conflict between nVidia GPUs and another software.
    • Work-around:
      1. In the "ProgramData" folder, find a "A-Volute" folder
      2. Open the file BlackApps.dat
      3. Insert PiXYZStudio.exe in the list of applications
      4. Save the file


Pixyz Review 2020.2.6.2

(Released July 02, 2021)


NOTE        For a quick overview of the main new features in Pixyz Review 2020.2, please visit this page

Update

  • [Import] "Creo" format: version 8 supported
  • [Import] "Parasolid" format: version 33.1 supported
  • [Import] "Catia" format: version V5-6 R2021 supported
  • [Import] "Rhino" format: version 7 supported
  • [Import] "NX-Unigraphics" format: version 1980 supported


Fix

  • [Import] Fix potential bug while importing 3DXML
  • [Import] Fixed potential issue with STEP import
  • [Import] Fix issue with materials on STEP AP242
  • [Import] Fix potential bug with CATIA files
  • [Import] Fix potential bug with Solidworks files
  • [Import] Fixed potential issue with Parasolid file
  • [Import] Fixed .IFC potential issues & crashes
  • [FTA/PMI] Fix bug with display of FTA/PMI with AP242 & 3DXML file
  • [.pxz] Fix bug when updating .pxz file from 2018 where the buttons were hidden by the loading bar


Known issues

  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • Objects with component Grabbable doesn't make the selection's overlay as see-through
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Rare bug with occurrence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • Reset action in VR doesn't work. (Workaround: use the History panel or Quit VR and Undo with Ctrl + Z to Reset your scene)
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1


Pixyz Review 2020.2.4.5

(Released May 17, 2021)

Fix

  • [Import] Fix bug which prevented to import .pxz file with curves or rigged animations


Known issues

  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • The selection in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Rare bug with occurrence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1


Pixyz Review 2020.2.3.9

(Released April 14, 2021)

Update

  • [Import] NX-Unigraphics format: version 1953 supported
  • [Import] Parasolid format: version 33 supported
  • [Import] Points with *.JT are supported
  • [Import] "glTF" format: Updated format to import lines

Fix

  • [Import] "glTF" format: Fixed ORM textures not properly named at import
  • [Import] "glTF" format: Fixed Opacity map ignored when Diffuse map also contains alpha information
  • [Import] "glTF" format: Fixed wrong albedo color with some GLB files at import
  • [Import] "glTF" format: Fixed metadata/custom properties (extras) not imported
  • [Import] Fix potential bug when importing .IAM files (Rhino)
  • [Import] "JT" format: Fixed metadata attached to empty occurrences not imported
  • [Import] "JT" format: Fixed potential instability when importing files containing lines
  • [Import] "SolidWorks" format: Fixed error with SLDASM that was too demanding in memory and never ended
  • [Import] "FBX" format: Fixed metadata types different from "string" type not properly exported


Known issues

  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • The selection in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Rare bug with occurrence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1



Pixyz Review 2020.2.2.18

(Released February 17, 2021)

Fix

  • [Import] "3DXML" format: Fixed potential wrong positions giving exploded models
  • [Tool] Fixed potential crashes using the Material & Texture Mapping tool
  • [UI] Fixed bug with Undo/Redo shortcuts requiring 2 keystrokes to work
  • [UI] Fixed potential crash when opening the Material Editor with JT model containing thousands of materials
  • [UI] Fixed "Texture Editor" opening after second attempt only
  • [Material] Fix potential crash with Undo while Material Editor opened


Known issues

  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • The selection  in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Bug with occurrence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1


Pixyz Review 2020.2.1.9

(Released December 24, 2020)

Update

  • [Import] "SolidWorks" format: Added support for version 2021


Fix

  • [Import] Fix potential issues with JT import
  • [Viewer] Fixed wrong Parts selection with "in-depth" selection (right-click)
  • [Inspector] Fixed Position unproperly set with occurrences having non-unitary Scale
  • [Material Editor] "Texture Editor" opening after second attempt only
  • [Material Editor] Fix potential crash with Undo while Material Editor opened


Known issues

  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • The selection  in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Bug with occurence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1


Pixyz Review 2020.2.0.64

(Released December 7, 2020)

New


  • [Import] Support of animation at import on FBX, USD, GLTF
  • [Import] Add support for Autodesk Recap format (rcp, rcs)
  • [Import] Pixyz now automatically read your file and orient it with Y-up
  • [Tool] New Advanced Search
  • [Tool] Advanced Search : Add Search query concept
  • [VR] New actions to set VR grabbability in right-click menu
  • [VR] Possibility to Undo a VR session to replace objects back at their place
  • [UX] Possibility to copy to clipboard IDs & metadata from inspector
  • [UX] New actions when Creating Occurrence Group From Selection to gain time
  • [UI] Adding Tips on usage on splashscreen
  • [Pivot] New function to place pivot point on a targeted occurrence's center
  • [Pivot] New function to align Pivot Point to World
  • [Product Structure)Add "Show in Product Structure" for Metadata and components


Update


  • [Import] Improved import for GLTF
  • [Import] RVM import now read .att file (metadata)better viewing performances
  • [Import] Format list in the import window is now ordered alphabetically
  • [Import] Better support of .JT file at import
  • [Viewer] Increase light limitations in Pixyz scene
  • [Viewer] The full grid is now displayed at start
  • [Viewer] SpaceMouse is not available anymore
  • [UX] Select By Material now search by visible material, and not only material property assigned
  • [UX] MovePivotPointToOccurrenceCenter can now take several occurrences as input
  • [UX] Replace "No" option by "Create a new file" when importing a .pxz from older version
  • [UX] Update of right-click menu from viewer & product structure
  • [UX] Basic search retrieve last searches done & can now parse name, metadata or both if set up
  • [UX] Update of Select Ancestor default keyboard shortcut to : <
  • [UX] Now Move Occurrence in Tree ask for one input : the targeted location in Product Structure
  • [UI] Transparency is not a button anymore but a slider in the Panel visualisation
  • [PMI/FTA] PMI component button and list title are now correctly displayed in Inspector
  • [Variant] Now only one button to save Variant


Fix

  • Fix bug when saving .pxz file with Variant active
  • Fix bug with fast properties ("Show in Product structure") where items were not refreshed
  • Fix problem of selection in viewer
  • Fix controller disappearing when exploding model in VR
  • Fix potential problem of environment reflection
  • Fix mis-oriented text when asking to be the leader in VR collaborative session
  • Fix camera position too close while reviewing PMI
  • Fix problem with avatar visibility in VR collaborative session
  • Fix some bugs related to FBX
  • Fix potential crash with selection while using UV Projection Tool
  • Fix potential crash in collaborative session when switching Variant with a lot of modification
  • Fix problem with diversity of color with Color by Part override
  • Fix potential crash with .csb import
  • Fix rare situation when the grid overlaped parts in viewer
  • Fix several issues regarding .JT imports
  • Fix creo import with flexibility part
  • Fix potential crash with DWG import


Known issues


  • Creating Occurrence Group from selection under root or to Specific Location may loose materials if they were contained in a parent occurrence
  • The selection  in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • Bug with occurence's text color in Product Structure for the visibility state
  • Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1



Pixyz Review 2020.1.2.13

(Released September 15, 2020)


Update

  • [Import] "Creo" format: Add support for version 7
  • [Import] "ACIS" format: Add support for version 2020
  • [Import] "Catia" format: Add support for version V5-R2020
  • [Import] "JT" format: Add support for version 10.3
  • [Import] "Autodesk Inventor" format: Add support for version 2021
  • [Import] Better handle of format
  • [Tool] Improvement of UV Projection Tool experience (new "Keep proportion" item)


Fix

  • [Collaboration] Fix the passing of leader message while in Quadbuffer
  • [Function] Fix potential crash with function "Clean Unused Textures"
  • [History] Fix that made Hide/show invisible in History panel
  • [Import] "Alias" format: Fix bad handling of symetries at import
  • [Import] "IFC" format: Fix potentially missing parts in *.ifc files
  • [Import] Inventor *.ipt files now correctly displayed in the "Import" dialog box
  • [Import] "Revit" format: Fixed an issue with attributes reading
  • [Material Editor] Fix material assignment update causing Material Editor instability
  • [Tool] Fix potential crashes with UV projection Tool
  • [Tool] Fix UV Projection Tool checker & preview update
  • [Viewer] Fix scene bounding box not properly updated causing weird clipping
  • [Viewer] Fix Tranformation Gizmo not appearing in viewer after a part selection


Known Issues


  • [Viewer] The selection "outline + overlay" in rare time doesn't get through objects
  • [EnvMaps] The display of % of exposition in Panel "Visualization" doesn't get updated when switching environment map
  • [UI] The occurrence's text color in Product structure doesn't turn grey all the time regarding its visibility status
  • [Tool] Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • [VR] HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1
  • [VR] "Ask to become the leader"'s text in VR is mis-oriented
  • [VR] The explosion makes the controller disappear
  • [Collaboration] Bug with clipping plane to see colleague's screen avatar


Pixyz Review 2020.1.1.8

(Released July 01, 2020)


New

  • [Import] Add a default voxelisation of 10x10x10 of your Point Cloudss files at import to increase performances
  • [UX] Add a "Prepare scene for realistic Materials" in "Materials menu" to apply automatic Materials & Textures Mapping (UVs) on all parts that do not have some
  • [UX] Add "Clean Unused Materials" in "Materials Menu" to delete all the materials & textures that aren't used in the scene to optimize file size
  • [UX] Add Catia's brown color to "Basic set of colors" in the Material editor
  • [VR] Add "Fast Launch" for Quadbuffer mode in order to reduce drastically the time of "Enter VR"
  • [VR] Add mouse navigation during Quadbuffer when having no Motion System selected (=None) and "Orbit Mode" activated


Update

  • [Import] "SolidWorks" format: Add support for version 2020
  • [Import] "Revit" format: Add support for version 2020
  • [Import] "NX" format: Add support for version 1899
  • [Import] "Parasolid" format: Add support for version 32
  • [Import] "PLMXML" format: Add ExternalFile support
  • [Import] "STEP" format: format improved to avoid missing parts
  • [Import] "All formats": Add a default material import when an unknown type of material is used
  • [UI] Viewer Environment Map (HDR) rotates using the combination CTRL+ALT+LMB
  • [UI] Viewer Environment Map (HDR)'s exposure now display a percentage
  • [VR] Add "Windows Mixed Reality Device" in VR hardware's list


Fixed

  • [Import] "3DXML" format: Fix potentially missing metadata at import
  • [Import] "USD" format: Fix disconnected meshes at import (using format indexation)
  • [Import] "CGR" format: Fix potential crash when reading some PMI
  • [Import] "Alias" format: fix precision issue with the mode "By layer (one part by layer)"
  • [Import] "Pixyz" format: Fix missing components located on root node at import
  • [Import] "Pixyz" format: Fix potential crash when importing pr manipulating an old *.pxz file (prior to version 2020.1)
  • [Import] "Revit" format: Fix long delay upon reading metadata
  • [PMI/FTA] Fix a crash when display TitleBlocks' PMI on 3DXML
  • [UX] Fix Ctrl + F shorcut for "Find Selection in Tree"
  • [UX] Fix Selection's overlay that gets disabled randomly
  • [UX] Fix problem with Basic action "override materials"
  • [UI] Material Editor: Fix deactivated "Close" button in the Material Editor window
  • [UI] Material Editor: Fix material preview not updating after material type change
  • [UI] Fix frozen Progress Bar at the beginning of a process (before displaying the % progress)
  • [UI] Fix prototype's colors in inspector
  • [Tool] Fix "Generate FootPrint" that was rotated to 90°
  • [Collaboration] Fix instability in collaborative sessions
  • [Collaboration] Fix problem to create a room on private server


Known issues

  • [Import] JT format: JT v10 format gives uneven results. When possible, prefer using JT v9 format
  • [Viewer] Problem of lighting on Gizmo depending on the environments HDR used and SSAO
  • [Viewer] The selection "outline + overlay" sometimes doesn't get through objects
  • [Variants] The camera anchor resets while switching between variants
  • [UI] The occurrence's text color in Product structure doesn't turn grey all the time regarding its visibility status
  • [Tool] Impossible to use measurements if Undo/Redo the import of a file
  • [VR] HoloLens 1 doesn't work. A white screen is displayed in the HoloLens 1
  • [VR] The SpaceMouse navigation doesn't work as expected
  • [VR] "Ask to become the leader"'s text in VR is mis-oriented
  • [VR] The explosion makes the controller disappear
  • [Collaboration] Bug with clipping plane to see colleague' screen avatars
  • [Collaboration] If a user gets a crash in a collaborative session, it can create a bug that force kick other users when you try to reconnect (in this situation, just quit and recreate a session)



Pixyz Review 2020.1.0.22

(Released April 20, 2020)

New


  • [Import] Add support for USD file format
  • [Import] Add support for RVM file format
  • [Import] Add support for pictures import
  • [Export] Add "Save selection" as a *.pxz file
  • [Tool] Add "Materials & Textures" mapping
  • [Tool] Add "Selection Bounding Box" tool
  • [Basic Tools] Add "Keep context transparent" option to "Isolate" functionality (disabled by default)
  • [UI] User interface complete refactor - new branding, new panels docking system, better support for 4K screen, new progress bar...
  • [UI] Add "Create" menu
  • [UI] Add "Materials" menu
  • [UI] Update "Edit" Menu
  • [Panel] Add History Panel
  • [Panel] Add "Tools" panel
  • [Viewer] Add realistic rendering based on IBL (HDR environment map) and PBR shaders
  • [Viewer] Add built-in HDR environments
  • [Viewer] Add import of HDR environment
  • [Viewer] Add outlines + overlay selection mode
  • [Viewer] Add "Roll Camera" functionality
  • [Viewer] Add "Camera Sensitivity" control parameters
  • [UX] Add "Find Selection In Tree" keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F
  • [UX] Add "Select Ancestor" function
  • [UX] Add Copy/Paste/Duplicate/Paste without cloning functionality in "Edit menu"
  • [UX] Add "Show All" functionality to show all occurrences of the scene at once
  • [Materials] Add Pixyz PBR Material Library available for download (from "Materials" menu)
  • [AR/VR] Add built-in VR environments



Update


  • [Import] "glTF" format update: PBR materials are imported
  • [Import] "Alias/wire" format update: 3 import parameters available (By object, By Layer, By Layer one part by layer - default)
  • [Import] "Alias/wire" format update: Add "Import Empty Layer" parameter
  • [Import] "Alias/wire" format update: Add support for Phong and Blinn materials
  • [Tool] Cutting plane can now be used on desktop and in VR simultaneously
  • [Viewer] Improve of viewer performances
  • [Viewer] Update "Transformation Gizmo" with scale handles and display options (+ shortcuts)
  • [Viewer] Update "Viewer Information Panel" to display more information (Frame-rate, RAM/VRAM usage, Current variant) + keyboard shortcut (F3)
  • [UX] Stabilize Undo/Redo feature through  "History" panel
  • [UX] Improve "Copy/Cut/Paste" functionalities
  • [UI] Update consistency + clarity of UI (remove useless part as Python when launching a function, renaming Boost feature as "Optimize" feature, etc..)



Fixed


  • [Import] "FBX" format: Fix bad material import or assignment (FBX exported from Maya)
  • [Import] "FBX" format: Fix textures potentially not imported
  • [Import] "FBX" format: Fix crash at Fbx import with non-ASCII file paths
  • [Import] "IGES" format: Fix long (almost infinite) CAD loops
  • [Import] "DWG" format: Fix missing XREF links
  • [Import] "DWG" format: Fix missing PMI
  • [Tool] Fix 'IsExplodedCenter' behaviour
  • [UI] Fix input box display when renaming variants
  • [Viewer] Fix Variant name not updated in Viewer when changed
  • [Viewer] Fix problem of default lights when saving .pxz file
  • [Collaboration] Fix mute microphones when changing role or "Entering VR"
  • [PMI] Fix potential crash  displaying PMI on 3DXML files
  • [License Manager] Fix crash when generating activation with non-ASCII path
  • [License Manager] Fix bad license install with unicode characters in the path
  • [Materials] Fix the material preview in the material editor


Known issues


  • [Import] JT format: JT v10 format gives uneven results. When possible, prefer using JT v9 format.
  • [FTA/PMI] .STEP AP242 : Problem with displaying the "TitleBlock"
  • [Viewer] Problem of lighting on Gizmo depending on the environments HDR used and SSAO
  • [Tool] UV Projection Tool` still under adjustment
  • [Variants] The camera anchor resets while switching between variants
  • [AR/VR] Error 1031/1033 in AR/VR collaboration session when using Hide/show on desktop
  • [Materials] In the Material Editor, the "Close" button is deactivated
  • [UX] Ctrl + F keyboard shortcuts for `Find selection in Product Tree` doesn't work