VX Corporation has released its Show-n-Tell communication tool that is designed for on-screen, step-by-step lessons and to automate, design, review and markup 3D files. The tool is built into VX CAD/CAM.
With the “Show-n-Tell” tutorials, there are no video drivers or codecs to install or reams of paper to print. The tutorial is launched by loading a VX file. Users can step back and forth with the click of a button. All instructions are on screen, eliminating the need to rewind a video or hold a book open. 3D models, showing the expected result, can be rotated and zoomed, giving the user better feedback. Users can save the tutorial session and reload it at a later date allowing them to work at their own pace. Along with the new tutorials, users are also able to launch the new QuickTips instructions from the help menu. Quick Tips covers common questions and provides productivity tips using videos, stills and text instructions. The company is initially including5 four tutorials with the release of this enhancement with plans to make more available for download.
Authoring with the system allows both design review and markup. Users can point out problem areas on a model or geometry by simply creating annotations and pressing a record button to capture the view orientation and zoom state. The person reviewing can click through the recorded slide/steps. The reviewer can, at any point, rotate, measure and dynamically slice the model or zoom in on a detail drawing, then quickly return to the slides that the author intended for them to see. This is all done without having to load special viewing software.