Sunglass Unveils New API That Integrates with Major CAD Tools And Connects to Storage Capabilities to Fuel Next Generation of 3D Collaboration
The 3D design platform adds direct integration with major desktop software tools SolidWorks, SketchUp, Processing and Rhino
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Today Sunglass, the cloud-based ecosystem for democratized sharing, collaboration and creation of 3D content, is announcing an API for direct integration to major computer-aided design (CAD) tools SolidWorks, SketchUp, Processing and Rhino, as well as easy integration from Dropbox and Box storage. These software hooks will simplify collaboration and further drive Sunglass, now officially open to the public, towards creating a massive wave of crowd design.
Software hooks into major CAD players SolidWords, Rhino, SketchUp, Processing and storage utilities Box and Dropbox, powered by the Sunglass API, create a seamless path for importing 3D models from desktop software directly into Sunglass, making it even easier for users to add to projects or initiate new collaborative sessions in the cloud. The API benefits developers too, by giving them a very simple way to create a plugin from any CAD tool directly into the Sunglass Stage.
After installing plugins, users will be able to upload models to Sunglass from within these desktop applications to instantly view, annotate and edit with anyone, anywhere in the world.
“Sunglass’s mission is to make 3D design fast, easy and affordable,” says co-founder Nitin Rao. “We’ve seen enormous interest in Sunglass since our launch last month and today’s API is a direct response to the feedback we’ve gotten on what designers want in a next generation collaboration tool. We’re excited to see what you, the designer, build on it.”
Interested developers can find out more about the Sunglass API here: http://api.sunglass.io
Create your world through Sunglass: http://sunglass.io
Sunglass is a cloud-based environment that enables designers to collaboratively build the innovative products, structures and cities of the future. Democratizing 3-D design, Sunglass gives any designers the ability to turn today’s ideas into tomorrow’s realities. Founded in May 2011, Sunglass is based out of San Francisco.
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