Contenta Converter Basic is a simple, yet powerful batch conversion tool that can process and convert your images quickly. It gives you the ability to rename and organize your photos into subfolders using IPTC/XMP tags, and you can read files and save them to JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, WBMP, TARGA (TGA), PPM, PGM, PBM, XPM, and ICO.
The app offers some useful features in addition to its file conversion capabilities. The interface is both sleek and intuitive, with buttons which explain clearly the conversion process.
If you do require further assistance, there is a thorough, well-written Help file available. Key Features include:. Batch conversion. Batch processing. Preview quality and final file sizes. Reduce sizes for computer screens, web publishing, iPod, PSP. Share photos online and order prints in one click.
Automatically rename using metadata. Optimized for multi-core processing. Overall, Contenta Converter Basic has simple options for converting, renaming and sharing images. It comes with an easy to follow wizard and has a sleek interface that users of all levels of expertise will be able to use.
What does the future hold?
Technical publications software provides an efficient way to extract the maximum value from 3D data. We take a look at four systems. QuadriSpace has played in the technical publications market for over a decade – and the maturity shows.
QuadriSpace’s Document3D Suite is made up of two core systems: Pages3D and Publisher3D. Together, they provide an end-to-end set of tools to create intelligent technical documentation. The process begins at the point your organisation starts its technical publications workflow – either with the document structure or the illustrations required.
Publisher3D focuses on the importing of CAD geometry and the reuse of that data to create clear, concise and fit-for-purpose audience illustrations, exploded views and more. One of the key differentiators of QuadriSpace’s toolset is its more mature CAD import tools. While the system is perfectly capable of working with IGES or STEP data, the real benefits begin when you start to use native data from the likes of Solidworks, Solid Edge and Inventor, since Publisher3D can reuse metadata, product structure, material definitions and so on, saving you time and providing you with more intelligence, particularly when it comes to interactive illustrations and assets.
- Alongside its native CAD format support, as of the 2021 release, Document3D can work with JT and will achieve the same results from systems such as NX, Catia and Creo.
- Pages3D, meanwhile, sits alongside Publisher3D and is the system you’ll use to create your documentation. Unlike many other systems that only pay lip service to this part of the process, Pages3D provides a full set of document layout tools, allowing you to build in intelligence to your documents and saving you time (for example, you can automatically create tables of contents).
- On top of all this, QuadriSpace also offers a cloud service. This allows you to deliver interactive technical documents to users’ browsers, no matter the software or hardware device involved.
- As long as it supports HTML5, it’s good to go. It’s also worth noting that if you’re a Solid Edge user, then the QuadriSpace tools are available as an adjacent product under the name Solid Edge 3D Publishing.
Interactive electronic technical publication — LiveContent S1000D IETP
This UK start-up is looking to bring the power of the cloud to creating eminently shareable technical publications. Currently in early-access mode and due to launch in September, Cadasio has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud and today’s modern browser technology.
The services provide you with tools to either import geometry or directly transfer it, using a series of plug-ins. You can then get started on the publication-creation process. At present, Cadasio offers a set of tools ideally suited to generating instruction manuals, service instructions, assembly instructions, maintenance activity guides and much more.
From there, it makes those assets eminently shareable, since they’re already hosted in the cloud. The system works in an intuitive manner, based on building up steps.