Dr. Picza PIX file import add-in for SolidWorks
PIX Import for SolidWorks is a Dr. Picza (.pix) file import add-in for SolidWorks®. This add-in gives SolidWorks the ability to import geometric data from PIX files.
PIX Import for SolidWorks reads surface and polygon mesh data stored in PIX files and imports it into SolidWorks. If the PIX file contains a scan of a surface PIX Import for SolidWorks creates a single trimmed surface describing the scanned surface. This surface can be converted into a solid by giving it a thickness. If the PIX file contains the scan information in the form of a polygon mesh PIX Import for SolidWorks creates a body describing the object that was scanned. A polygon mesh in a PIX file is comprised of a set of quad faces. PIX Import for SolidWorks creates trimmed planar surfaces for each quad and knits them together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then PIX Import for SolidWorks will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created.
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PIX Import for SolidWorks is designed to work with the following versions of SolidWorks:
- SolidWorks 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2007
- SolidWorks 2006
- SolidWorks 2005
- SolidWorks 2004
- SolidWorks 2003
- SolidWorks 2001 Plus
- SolidWorks 2001
- SolidWorks 2000
PIX Import for SolidWorks is very easy to use as it adds new commands to SolidWorks. It also adds a submenu to the SolidWorks menu called "PIXImport".
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for SolidWorks add-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- SolidWorks (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2001, 2001 Plus, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.
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Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
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Installation & Usage
Since PIX Import for SolidWorks is an add-in for SolidWorks, it must be loaded into the SolidWorks environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the PIX Import for SolidWorks ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into SolidWorks, Simply click on the menu items in the "PIXImport" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'PIXImport' submenu consists of the following commands:
- Import - Import a PIX file
- Help - Display the PIX Import for SolidWorks help file
- Register - Register your copy of PIX Import for SolidWorks
- About - Display the PIX Import for SolidWorks About box
The PIXImport submenu
PIX Import for SolidWorks comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The PIX File Format
The PIX file format is the native file format of a digitizer software called Dr. Picza which comes bundled with Roland DG digitizers. The digitizer scans an object and transfers the 3D point data to the Dr. Picza software which saves it in the PIX file format. PIX files can contain scan data in two formats: surface and polygon mesh. The surface format is used when the top surface of an object is being digitized, whereas the polygon mesh format is used when the entire surface of an object is being digitized.
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Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.