One reason customers buy VX is to streamline design through manufacturing. The new cosmetic external thread feature in Version 14.4 contributes to this objective. External threads contain accurate engineering data for proper detailing.
To support the growth in 3D printing, VX offers some new STL tools. One of them, the STL export, can automatically close an open shape. This can be important for customers working with imported or scan data. With Version 14.4, you will now have the ability to convert meshes to surface patches. This allows access to the full set of modeling commands to fix spikes, twists, inverted triangles, and openings. You will be able to repair STL files without having to purchase an expensive editor.
Customers with a valid update contract can download and install this update from support.vx.com. Customers running older versions of VX (VX 2008 V13.xx and earlier) can purchase an update to V14 from the VX web store or from their local reseller. Go to http://www.vx.com/store.