Pre-process and optimize your large CAD, models for real-time visualization in the Zea Engine while preserving all metadata and PMI.
Optimized for the Web
Larger assemblies benefit from better optimization since we're able to find more reuse of the same or symmetrical geometry like repeating teeth on a gear. Zea CAD achieves compression ratios between 30:1 and 200:1 when compared to the original CAD file.
Support for All PMI and Metadata
We use the leading SDKs to open your native CAD file and create the optimized zcad file for the web. We can preserve any metadata you have in your file that you would want to reference in your web application.
Confidence in the Whole Process
We don't depend on a flaky supply chain of unsupported third-party libraries to get the job done. We participate in the development of the server-side code required to create zcad files and certify the process.
Feel confident and optimize your data pipeline locally or in the cloud.
The Full Story
Zea CAD is the default plugin to use if you need more than simple web visualization of your 3D model. It's the no-compromise solution for rendering 3D CAD models with all associated metadata and PMI on the web.
Compatible with the industry's highest quality translator, 3D InterOp from Spatial Corp., we generate Zea CAD (zcad) files that you can use directly within your web application.
Contact us if you would like to use other file translators.
We publicly distribute the Zea CAD client-side code via NPM, we couldn't find a simpler way to get you started.
Good to Know
HOW TO GET STARTED
Just so that there aren't any surprises, you should know that we control the distribution of the server-side code to create the zcad files and publicly distribute the client-side code through NPM. We provide a few zcad files with our demos and templates to help with your evaluation. You'll have to contact us if you want to run an evaluation with your own data.
If you want to fly solo, check out our open source showcase projects. Alternatively, you can start building a web application using our template and sample zcad files. You should be up and running in about 30 minutes.
If you want priority support, or to have a chat to determine if Zea CAD is the right solution for you, that's great! Contact us and we can walk you through and support your evaluation efforts.
|Apps and end-users||
|Supported CAD file types||
|Support for mobile|
|Support for Web XR|
|Owners||Maintained by Khronos Group||Maintained by Zea|
|Does not scale well with big assemblies||Scales well with big assemblies|
(1Gb Asset, 43k parts)
|Streamed loading||No streaming support.
(Designed for small models)
|Streaming can be added in the future|
|Materials and Lighting||Rich support for materials and lighting.||Basic support for materials and lighting.|
|Toolchain||Many tools can export and import||Only Zea SDK can export and import|
|Security||Completely insecure||Fairly secure. A focus for future R&D|
|DATA EXCHANGE - SERVER-SIDE SDKs TO CREATE ZCAD FILES|
|Spatial 3D InterOp|
Contact us for other options