Spatial Announces the Release of 2019 1.0

Driving improvements across the Spatial product offering, enhancing
the workflows of targeted industries

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spatial Corp, the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits
for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary
of Dassault Systèmes, announces today the production release of 2019
1.0, delivering improved workflows, performance and functionality
improvements, as well as enhanced interoperability. This release also
delivers targeted solutions supporting building information modeling
(BIM) applications.

BIM Suite

This release includes the Spatial BIM Suite, composed of
interoperability, 3D modeling and visualization solutions. The BIM Suite
allows solution developers to solve the data chaos in the construction
industry that limits BIM adoption and leads to significant costs for end
users including wasted time coordinating manual processes, material
waste, plus change order and litigation expenses. For more details, see
the focused companion release, “Spatial
Announces the Availability of its BIM Suite

3D InterOp

In addition to enhancements specific to the BIM Suite, release 2019 1.0
includes several enhancements for 3D InterOp:

  • Binaries are now built natively on Linux, allowing developers to
    achieve market-leading interoperability with applications running
    Linux, including cloud-based solutions.
  • New support for Rhino and STEP AP 242 PMI enabling developers of
    mechanical CAD solutions to expand interoperability in their
    applications and workflows
  • Improved support for the additive manufacturing industry with the
    addition of 3MF reader support.
  • Improved interoperability and end user aesthetic experience, targeting
    the engineering and architectural domains, with support added for FBX,
    COLLADA/DAE, ZAE, and OBJ readers.

CGM Core Modeler

To make input operations faster and more robust, CGM can now derive
canonical information from B-splines, modifying the input body by
examining the input faces. Any faces which are geometrically a plane,
cylinder or torus are now identified and converted.

This release enhances CGM’s automatic feature detection and removal
capabilities by now being able to detect pad and pocket direction. This
new capability enables additional automation of downstream operations so
that application developers and their users can improve ease of use and

CGM Polyhedra

CGM Polyhedra users also see a number of benefits with this new release:

  • Enhanced STL healing for self-intersecting, thin, overlapping and
    inverted polygons for polyhedral data. This enhancement improves
    automation of healing workflows and additive manufacturing results.
  • New canonics-for-surfaces feature converts faces which are planes,
    cylinders or tori into CGM precise representations. This new
    capability not only enables new workflows for polygonal data, but can
    also improve performance for operations involving these faces.
  • New operator to create polyhedral body from exact inputs allowing for
    precise representations to be used to create polygonal representations
    for workflows using polyhedral data.

3D ACIS Modeler

Spatial continues to deliver Boolean performance improvements with this
release, delivering several changes to the algorithm to increase
performance, with significant gains for very large models. Moreover,
Boolean robustness has been enhanced when splitting imported periodic

Also included in this release are three improvements targeting enhancing
customer workflows and productivity:

  • Improved cellular topology performance via a new API to enhance the
    propagation of attributes.
  • Enhanced ACIS checks to ensure that the models used are appropriately
    prepared for user workflows.
  • Improved healing for tightening gaps to prevent disruptions resulting
    from imperfect models.

Local operators, sheet thicken and sheet extend, also saw improvements
with this release.

HOOPS Visualize

Web and mobile visualization can now be extended to augmented reality
(AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices and workflows with this release.
In addition to new AR/VR support, this release delivers the ability to
provide photo-realistic 3D visualizations with a new physically based
rendering capability.

With this release, applications running DirectX 11 on Windows can now
query the host machine for the types of installed graphics cards,
allowing an application to automatically select the card offering the
best performance.

About Spatial

Spatial Corp, a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of
3D software development toolkits for technical applications across a
broad range of industries. Spatial 3D
, and CAD
software development toolkits help application
developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core
competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 30 years, Spatial’s 3D
software development toolkits have been adopted by many of the world’s
most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes,
and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has
offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For
more information, visit


Spatial Corp. Press Contact
Omar-Pierre Soubra
+1 720
445 6627

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