For all of those getting antsy to click a button and start a live session to share your confidential CAD data whilst in your jammies, the ability to do so in now here. SpaceClaim has released SpaceClaim 2014 Service Pack 1, and what a Service Pack it is. With it you get LiveReview, formerly codenamed ‘Connect’ (coverage here), that allows instant, secure collaboration on your designs inside SpaceClaim, without the need for a(nother) ‘Cloud’ account, storage or profile of any kind. For those on subscription, you get early access (meaning currently free) to the features for the next six months. After this, LiveReview will be available for $500/year.

The service pack also comes with an ‘STL Prep for 3D Printing’ module. As another benny of SpaceClaim’s deep import capabilities, the module allows you to prep scanned geometry for 3D print, making the model watertight and allowing you to split materials for multi-material printing. It does all of this visually, cuts file size through decimation, reducing mesh resolution for 3D printers and, yes folks, it even supports AMF format. For the lowdown on each feature visit the respective LiveReview and STL Prep for 3D Printing pages. And for those using this, let us know about it in the comments and how you’re coming along with it.

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SpaceClaim Opens New Territory with Live 3D Collaboration and 3D Printing Prep

LiveReview and STL Prep for 3D Printing Add Capabilities to SpaceClaim Engineer that Exist Nowhere Else 

Monday, 03 March 2014SpaceClaim, the leading provider of fast and intuitive 3D modeling software for engineers, announced the immediate availability of 2014 Service Pack 1 that includes two new tools for SpaceClaim Engineer 2014: LiveReview, SpaceClaim’s cloud-enabled live 3D collaboration system, formerly codenamed “Connect”; and a new STL Prep for 3D Printing module.

LiveReview provides a secure session where more than one user can engage and contribute simultaneously to editing a model in real time. SpaceClaim’s LiveReview extends SpaceClaim Engineer’s intuitive interface, interoperability, and speed into a hosted session, accessible through any WebGL-capable browser on a computer or mobile device. Even engineers without any 3D modeling software can actively review, edit or model live online. Every SpaceClaim customer currently on active subscription will have early access to LiveReview for six months beginning today.

STL Prep for 3D Printing module prepares models for 3D printing efficiently and easily by offering a set of tools to repair printing problems and to modify STL and CAD files, as easily as if they were created natively or imported. Engineers can use the module to check for and repair water-tightness and intersections, to shell models to save on material, and to create connecting features in order to combine parts of a model after printing. STL Prep for 3D Printing also works with OBJ, CGR, and AMF file formats. STL Prep is an add-on module to SpaceClaim Engineer.

“We continue to deliver against our goal to make 3D geometry editing accessible to all engineers,” said Chris Randles, SpaceClaim CEO. “LiveReview and STL Prep for 3D Printing are unique solutions that reinforce SpaceClaim’s position as the most innovative company and the leader in the mechanical design space.”

Early access to SpaceClaim LiveReview will be provided with the service pack. An annual subscription to LiveReview will be available for $500 when the early access period ends. The STL Prep for 3D Printing module is available today from SpaceClaim resellers and partners. Those interested in SpaceClaim Engineer can request a trial through

Please visit our site for more information on LiveReview and STL Prep for 3D Printing.
About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading provider of flexible and affordable 3D modeling software for engineers, develops the best direct modeling solution for engineering and manufacturing. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital. SpaceClaim is a registered trademark of SpaceClaim Corporation. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit


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