About SimLab Plugin for Maya
SimLab Maya plugin completes Maya by adding the following great features:
The plugin adds support for the file formats listed below
Inventor (*) 2012
SolidEdge (*) ST4
SketchUp 8 and
Rhino (*.3dm) 5
(*) Available only in the Windows version
3D PDF export from Maya
Advanced Settings in SimLab plugin for Maya
In Maya under SimLab menu, the Advanced Settings option provides users with the ability to auto scale imported model(s). Auto scalling scales the model to make it appear clearly in the current view. This option is useful when working with a single model.
In case of dealing with multiple models in the scene, this option should be un checked. In this case the user has the option of applying the desired scale on the imported model.
3D PDF importer to Maya
With SimLab Maya plugin, users can now import 3D PDF files into Maya. The imported models can be modified, saved, and they can be exported in any of the formats avaiable by this plugin. For more information about 3D PDF importer to Maya, click here.
Inventor importer to Maya
Maya users can now import and edit Inventor files inside Maya, using SimLab Maya plugin. The plugin imports Inventor parts, and assemblies (*.ipt, *.iam). For more information about Inventor importer to Maya, click here.
SolidWorks importer to Maya
SimLab Maya plugin enables its users to import SolidWorks 2012 and prior, parts and assemblies (*.sldprt, *.sldasm), to Maya. For more information about SolidWorks importer to Maya, click here.
Solid Edge importer to Maya
Solid Edge parts and assemblies can be imported into Maya, using SimLab Maya plugin. For more information about Solid Edge importer to Maya, click here.
Sketchup importer to Maya
SimLab Maya plugin adds SketchUp import cabability to Maya. With this cabability Maya users now have access to all models inside Google's 3D Warehouse. For more information about SketchUp importer to Maya, click here.
Sketchup exporter from Maya
Exporting SketchUp files, is another great capability SimLab Maya plugin adds to its users. For more information about SketchUp exporter from Maya, click here.
Export Maya files to iPad
SimLab Maya plugin adds iPad export cabability to Maya. With this great feature, models generated in Maya can now be shared with iPad users. For more information about Export from Maya to iPad, click here.
The plug-in is supported on the following versions of Maya (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012), (32 and 64 bit), on Windows and Mac operating systems.
How to use the plugin?
Installing the plugin adds the menu SimLab to Maya. The plugin is supported on both Windows, and Mac, operating systems.
Requesting a trial license
After installing the plugin, start Maya and click the menu SimLab and select Register, which will open the license dialog.
Click Request License (Full / Evaluation), and fill the needed information. If you do not enter a license key, it means you will get a trial license.
Click Auto Request, and the license will be automatically generated and sent to you by email.
After receiving the license, start Maya and select Register from the SimLab menu, then click Activate License and select the license file you received.
The price of the professional license of the plugin is $99. With a single professional license; the user is eligible to activate the plugin on two different machines.
The plugin includes a free version of SimLab Composer 3D PDF edition.