With TopSolid'Viewer you can forward documents to external partners who do not use TopSolid without needing to convert the files into a neutral format such as IGES or STEP via an interface. TopSolid'Viewer also supports the new .TopViw format with which you can only store the graphical representation of a document (to do so, use Save as in .TopViw format in TopSolid). The advantages are:
The file is smaller and can thus more easily be sent via the Internet.
The file does not contain the complete model. This ensures that certain confidential information is not communicated to the outside.
The TopSolid product range is supplemented by TopSolid'Viewer which allows the visualization of any documents that were created with products based on TopSolid like designs, drawings and kinematics, without the need to have the application itself installed. In addition, TopSolid'Viewer can be downloaded from the Internet free of charge.
All kinematic animations of scenarios pertaining to the document are stored in *.TopViw files and can be reviewed with TopSolid'Viewer.
TopSolid'Viewer features several functions for print and review (see TopSolid'Viewer online help) and allows the user to add notes. Therefore, the files can be returned with comments that are integrated in the graphical display. It also manages layers.
TopSolid'Viewer supports the OLE server protocol which lets you embed TopSolid documents in Word and Excel. To do so, select Object… from the Insert menu in the respective applications.