updated 12:20 pm EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
Amapi Pro 7.51 released
e-frontier has released Amapi Pro 7.51, an update to the advanced NURBS modeler featuring a streamlined interface. The application has a loyal following among product and industrial designers in France as well as North America, according to Architosh, and features a dynamic geometry palette enabling users to revisit, edit, or change previous steps used to make basic components of complex modeling assemblies. Amapi supports several popular CAD file formats including IGES, SAT, STEP, openNURBS, VDAFS, STL, and DWG. The software also generates "watertight" STL files to create plastic models of design ideas for fast prototyping to facilitate the tooling process, according to the report. Amapi 7.51 is priced at $750, with upgrades available for $250. The software requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.