[X3D-Public] CAD Profile screenshots done on Android

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Thu Jul 25 11:18:37 PDT 2013

thanks for posting Len.

didn't make it to siggraph this year, but we have a few summaries 
around.  public prose:

i believe that X3D CAD is close to the tip-over cusp of unlocking CAD.
- final updates to X3D v3.3 have gone to ISO
- good support for CAD nodes and 2D nodes (for CADFace) found in 
browsers, almost complete
- we are working on NURBS consistency, and no longer thing we need 
B-REPS (since NURBS are fully general)
- we have a Call for Contributions to improve X3D Compressed Binary 
Encoding, especially looking for geometric compression
- we are steadily building authoring tool support

Our target is to have all of these pieces put together and declare a CAD 
Interactive/Mobile profile by the end of the year.

Lots of detail available at






All feedback welcome, again thanks for asking!

On 7/25/2013 6:05 AM, cbullard at hiwaay.net wrote:
> Has X3D improved capability enough to meet CAD requirements?  I haven't
> kept up but the intense discussions of VRML97 were that it couldn't. I
> am assuming the profiles meet some set of criteria for speed and density
> of information. There may be some cultural perceptions to overcome.
> OTW, CGM still rules the roost for delivery of illustrated parts
> breakdowns, RPSTLs, etc., and last I looked, web 3D formats have
> disappeared from the US Navy approved format lists for technical
> information deliverables.  There is a slow but certain convergence on
> page-based PDF because the hyperlinking is adequate and print-support is
> still vital.
> Note:  I am not talking about exchange formats, but final fixed
> deliverables.
> len
> Quoting John Alexander Stewart <ivatt260 at gmail.com>:
>> Hi all;
>> It was suggested that I send these around - CAD renderings from the Web3D
>> examples directory.  These are running on FreeX3D on Android (found in
>> Google Play Store), but the FreeWRL source code when built for your
>> platform will also work.
>> It really is interesting how cross-platform X3D is.
>> (images reduced 4x in size for this email, btw)
>> John Alexander Stewart.
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all the best, Don
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