March 2016

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March 2016

New Products News from USITT Members

Vectorworks: Offers 3D Printing Plugin by 3YOURMIND

Users of Sustaining member Vectorworks’ software now have expanded 3D file capabilities with a new, free plugin developed by Berlin-based 3YOURMIND.

With this new plugin, Vectorworks 2016 users can check, analyze, and repair 3D files to optimize them for 3D printing. With one click on the 3D printing extension inside Vectorworks, the file is uploaded to the 3YOURMIND comparison tool, where it can be scaled and previewed in different 3D printing materials available. Finally, users can instantly compare prices for their 3D model and order it online.

ETC: Introduces MCX Node for Foundation Controllers

Contributing member ETC’s rigging division recently added the MCX Node to its portfolio.

The MCX Node is an Ethernet-based I/O accessory for ETC’s Foundation controller that facilitates communication between Foundation and connected hoists, increasing the standard 48-axis capacity to 96 axes of control to be used with motorized hoists and curtain motors.

Each Node supports 48 axes of control. When using a 1RU rack-mount kit, two MCX Nodes can be installed per system, totaling 96 axes of control.

The Node uses the same topology as all preexisting Foundation, QuickTouch and QuickTouch+ controllers.