VTK Import for
ARES is a Visualization
Toolkit (.vtk) file import plug-in for ARES®.
This plug-in gives ARES the ability to
import geometric data from ASCII and Binary VTK files.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for ARES plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of VTK Import for ARES by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you will find VTK Import for ARES extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the commands in the "VTKImport" submenu). We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE
Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For
your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.
Since VTK Import 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 Import 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 "VTKImport" submenu or type "VTKImport" (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 import. Truly, software made simple!
menu consists of the following commands:
VTK Import 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 Import 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.
Please feel free to call or email us for more information about VTK file import plug-in for ARES.