SPATIAL Freedom’s Astroid 6000 spatial controller is now fully integrated into Solid Edge. The Astroid SUI (Spatial User Interface) will be released in October. Spatial Freedom is represented by Edge Software.
"The combination of the Astroid, SUI and Solid Edge delivers CAD engineers a level of integration and new functionality that has never before been available in a spatial controller of any price,” said president of Spatial Freedom, John Hilton.
"Engineers are now able to gain a greater understanding of their designs as they can literally get inside a part and look around using our new SUI technology. The benefit this offers is truly understood once they are able to experience the Astroid, SUI, and Solid Edge combination with their own 3D data.
"SUI also delivers a seamless interface with Solid Edge. Engineers can now define their centre of motion, choose between object control mode and camera control mode and perform other critical 3D navigation task.”
John Hilton is also the inventor of the Spaceball, the first and, until the release of the Astroid 6000, most commercially successful spatial controller.
The Astroid is the first phase of John Hilton’s dream to see spatial controllers used in any area where people interact with 3D images.