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What’s New in Cortona3D RapidAuthor 9.1

Release date: 
9 Februar, 2017

There are two different versions of the software: RapidAuthor and RapidAuthor S. RapidAuthor S is integrated with Teamcenter and imports JT data; RapidAuthor imports data in various CAD formats (e.g. CATIA, NX, SolidWorks).

Improvements in RapidAuthor and RapidAuthor S

Authoring process

  • Ability to import and edit section planes in 3D.
  • Improved quality of generated 2D illustrations.
  • Improved performance of 2D illustration generation, project saving, and procedure refreshing.
  • Ability to preview documents as PDF in the Document Editor.
  • Ability to filter XML documents opened in the Document Editor based on specified S1000D or DITA applicability values. View video
  • Ability to bind the manipulator to the object center of mass when its position is being changed.
  • Automatic generation of iOS compatible publications for the following specification components: Generic Procedure (RapidManual) and Generic IPC (RapidCatalog). Created publications can be viewed with Cortona3D Viewer for iOS.
  • Ability to scale 2D illustrations in the RapidAuthor plugin-free publications.


  • A new tool in RapidAuthor suite is tailored to the creation of 2D illustrations from 3D geometry. RapidIllustrator is supplied along with specification component of a new special type - Generic Illustrations.

cortona2D Editor Pro

  • An improved algorithm of the Fill tool.
  • Ability to create and fill the figure from the contour of selected objects.


  • Import of section planes information from Model Views.

* This functionality requires RapidAuthor S or Rapid JT Component to be installed.

Improvements in RapidAuthor only

data import

  • Support for Inventor 2017 and CATIA V5-6 2016.
  • Improved data correction algorithms.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

Improvements in RapidAuthor s only

data import

  • Ability to combine each JT file into one form, separate it by colors, save the file structure**.
  • New features for processing the engineering data structure**.
  • Improved data correction algorithms.
** This applies to Teamcenter import profiles and requires RapidAuthor S to be installed.


Teamcenter Integration Improvements

Integration with teamcenter manufacturing

  • Support for the Operation Activity object, ability to breakdown the manufacturing process operations into activities, each with associated starting time and duration.
  • Ability to import the description of the resources that have been added from the classifier to the BOP and  do not contain JT geometry.

Improvements in RapidDeveloper and RapidDeveloper S

  • Ability to define the rules for correction of imported 3D geometry in RapidDeveloper (RapidDeveloper S).