X3D is an Open Standards XML-enabled 3D file format to enable real-time communication of 3D data across all applications and network applications. It has a rich set of features for use in engineering and scientific visualization, CAD and Architecture, Medical visualization, Training and simulation, multimedia, entertainment, educational, and more. Billions of dollars are invested in CAD and technical product information. But 3D data created with CAD applications, is difficult to share with other users across the enterprise. Integrating 3D data, such as CAD engineering files, into other applications for sales & marketing or training is time consuming and difficult.
The open standards X3D CAD initiative will let customers access and repurpose complex 3D and technical data and seamlessly integrate it into other common desktop applications across the enterprise. Professionals outside of CAD and engineering will be able to access this graphical data, including animation, materials and textures, to increase productivity, cut costs and generate new revenue streams. This increases the value of the CAD data and reduces costs in other areas. Applications include customer visualization, design communication, training, technical documentation, sales and marketing, and customer support.