world's library of computerized 3D images

Guest 投稿 "A consortium of hardware manufacturers and software developers has banded together to establish a standard for bringing the world's library of computerized 3D images to the Web.

The CAD (computer-aided design) 3D Working Group, which includes Microsoft, Intel, ATI Technologies and Dassault Systems, is working on a technical standard that will let furniture designers, car manufacturers and other companies post their CAD drawings to the Web, as well as permit software developers to create standardized software browsers that will let customers read those images.

Virtually every product that's sold today--from paper cups to refrigerators--is rendered somewhere on a CAD file. By making these files more Web-friendly, customers considering, say, a kitchen remodeling could experiment with how different ovens would look in their homes."