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Cortona3D Viewer for iOS 3.1: new rendering modes, weighted blended order-independent transparency for rendering translucent geometry, support for zoom limits in procedures, and more

10 March, 2022

We upgraded Cortona3D Viewer for iOS to make your work with 3D and 2D technical publications more comfortable. Cortona3D Viewer for iOS is an application that allows viewing RapidAuthor publications – procedures and catalogs from the native app.

New rendering modes: outline selection and X-ray selection

Starting from version 3.1, you can view 3D objects in Outline...

Cortona3D RapidAuthor 14.0.1: a new concept of universal styles for the 2D editor, support for realistic shading, new parametric objects, and commands for quick documentation authoring

15 February, 2022

Cortona3D releases a new version of RapidAuthor 14.0.1, a software solution for creating interactive documentation for manufacturing and after-sales support. The new version introduces universal styles for the 2D editor, automatic generation of raster images with realistic shading, new objects for demonstrating operations with flat cables and plugs, and new capabilities for creating...

Pilatus PC-24 will receive 3D interactive parts catalogs and instructions for continued airworthiness

9 November, 2021

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd uses RapidAuthor for Teamcenter for the production of interactive Illustrated Parts Data and the item identification part of Structural Repair Manuals for its latest model, the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet.

Pilatus is a Swiss company that develops, produces, and sells aircraft to customers around the world. The Technical Publications department decided to go...

Cortona3D releases RapidAuthor 14.0 with improved Object Gallery, new search functionality, significant improvements in 2D image editing, and enhanced integration with Teamcenter Active Workspace

28 July, 2021

Cortona3D has launched RapidAuthor 14.0 with the possibility to automatically replace static items with parametric objects, a quick search of items and references in a document, and significant improvements in 2D image editing. Starting from RapidAuthor 14.0 the user will be able to create plugin-free publications only.

In RapidAuthor 14.0 a static item can be automatically...

Cortona3D in the press: Transforming traditional processes

28 June, 2021

Cortona3D describes how RapidAuthor transforms the traditional process of technical documentation creation.

We have taken a real process of creating 3D technical documentation in an aircraft manufacturing company where the Cortona3D solution was implemented to analyze how work is really being done and how we think it should be done. The reality versus our expectations.

Our aim...

ENKOTEC uses Cortona3D RapidAuthor to replace traditional textual documentation with interactive manuals and parts catalogs

18 May, 2021

ENKOTEC, the world’s leading supplier of machinery for the mass-production of wire nails chooses RapidAuthor to create 2D/3D publications.

The decision to replace traditional textual documentation with interactive 3D manuals and parts catalogs was taken because ENKOTEC sells its machinery worldwide and operators with different reading capabilities need quick access to...

We are running What’s New in RapidAuthor 13.1 webinars

18 February, 2021

Following the release of RapidAuthor on 4 February, we are going to conduct a series of What’s New webinars. In these webinars, we will guide you through the important product improvements, demonstrate the software, and answer your questions.

Check out the schedule below and register for the date of your choice.

What's New in RapidAuthor 13.1


Meet RapidAuthor 13.1 with the new formula editor, new augmented reality capabilities, and enhanced support for DITA standard

4 February, 2021

Cortona3D releases RapidAuthor 13.1, a new version of a toolkit for creating interactive technical publications with an advanced formula editor, new features for augmented reality content creation, support for publication structure and new topic types for DITA authoring, and a new RapidAuthor Viewer for offline viewing of publications.

RapidAuthor 13.1 now contains a new...

Cortona3D Viewer 3.0 for iOS with AR support and reworked UI is now available on App Store

26 January, 2021

We have released a new version of our app for iOS. From now on, Cortona3D Viewer for iOS allows you to upload and store content using iCloud, and view 3D-models in augmented reality on your iPhone or iPad.

Reworked UI based on standard iOS Document Browser
The updated app provides an excellent user experience by incorporating key Apple technologies for a document...

Cortona3D will discontinue support for Internet Exploper and publications that require plug-ins in RapidAuthor 14.0 in Q3, 2021

11 November, 2020

As Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 in August 2021, Сortona3D will introduce related changes into its RapidAuthor software.

Starting from RapidAuthor 14.0 scheduled for release in Q3, 2021:

  • Plugin-free publications will not support Microsoft Internet Explorer;
  • The publishing option “use browser plugins” will not be available any
  • ...