Power Translators

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CAD design geometry 3D modeling

The Power Translators for Modo are ideal for designers, engineers, product visualization specialists and 3D generalists who need to bring specific industry-standard CAD data formats into Modo for visualization or design. As you import these formats, the Power Translators give you interactive control in Modo over how geometry is tessellated and provide efficient methods for accommodating incoming CAD files with many repetitive elements.

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Interactive surface tessellation

Load in a lighter Open GL representation of your incoming CAD data, which can then be tessellated interactively by adjusting settings on a per-item or group.

Optimized mesh results

Optimally tessellate mesh data coming into Modo, by setting parameters like Distance Tolerance, Angle, Minimum and Maximum Edge length.

Instance handling

Significantly reduce memory use by loading imported Modo files with instances in three different ways—copies, instances or replicators.

Static mesh option

Optionally save mesh representations as static meshes—specially constructed lightweight representations of polygonal data which cannot be edited but can be rendered.

CAD format import

Import these CAD formats into Modo: Paraasolid (.x_t and .x_b), IGES (.igs and .iges), STEP (.stp and .step), SAT (ACIS) and Rhino (.3dm).

Product information

Package contentPower Translators plug-in, One render node

Experience levelAll levels


Minimum Modo versionModo 801 and later


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