VTK Export for ARES is a
Visualization Toolkit (.vtk) file export plug-in for ARES®.
This plug-in gives ARES the ability to export geometric data
from ARES to ASCII and Binary VTK files.
VTK Export for ARES is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the ARES environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to ARES's existing commands and a new submenu called "VTKExport" to the ARES menu containing these newly added commands.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for ARES plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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Since VTK Export for ARES is a plug-in for ARES, it must be loaded into the ARES environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the VTK Export for ARES ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into ARES, simply click on the menu items in the "VTKExport" submenu or type "VTKExport" (without quotes) at the ARES command prompt and press "Enter". This will bring about the "File Open" dialog box from where you can select the VTK file you wish to export. Truly, software made simple!
The 'VTKExport' menu consists of the following commands:
VTK Export for ARES comes with detailed documentation for each
command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest
possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file
which you can download by clicking the link below.
The VTK File Format
Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available
software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and
visualization used by thousands of researchers and developers
around the world. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and
several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and
Python. The Toolkit stores geometric data in a file format known
as VTK. Very few CAD applications have the ability to read and
write VTK files.
If you want VTK Export for ARES to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your specific needs.
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