We updated the Project Freewheel servers with a new release. For the 2010 product line. DWFx is the default file type. Though Project Freewheel has supported DWFx for a long time, it only supported 2D DWFx files. With this update, 3D data in a DWFx file is now supported. For those of you keeping score:
Autodesk Design Review 2010 and Project Freewheel 1.0.9 support any DWF or DWFx files you create. Recall that for a DWFx file, Internet Explorer 7 (or any XPS viewer) will display the 2D data from a DWFx file but not the 3D data in that same DWFx file. This update also means that Project Freewheel now works with the recently updated 3D/2D ShareNow for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and Design Review.
In addition to new file support, we have also made some improvements to the security components of the Project Freewheel servers. As a software as a service technology preview, we stay current with the latest operating system updates and defensive programming measures that are designed to thwart them.
One or two of you reported a problem where your 3D designs would display on Project Freewheel but would contain "extra yellow lines." We have corrected the problem. The yellow lines turned out to be the edges of the polygons that make up your designs. The edges were supposed to be invisible. With this release - no more yellow edges. It has been fixed.
For those who were keen to notice - thanks - we made a small correction on
where we had fy and fz instead of fx and fy. What were we thinking?
As we have done on Project Showroom, we updated our copyrights to include 2009 to keep our Legal department happy.
Updating one of our oldest Labs technologies is alive in the Lab.