Unity Technologies Partners with PiXYZ Software to Unlock CAD Data for Real-Time 3D Experiences

Strategic partnership enables businesses of all sizes to utilize large-scale CAD assemblies and create new experiences by combining the leading real-time 3D platform with the most complete CAD import and data prep tools

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2018 -- Unity Technologies (https://unity.com/), creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D development platform, announced today a strategic partnership with PiXYZ Software, the leading provider for importing and preparing large CAD data. The partnership provides customers with a best-in-class solution to import CAD data and optimize it for creating real-time experiences in Unity. It scales from automated data prep in a datacenter to individual productivity on a desktop and serves processes including design and engineering, AR/VR training, and the creation of high-impact customer experiences.

“PiXYZ was founded by CAD professionals, for CAD professionals, with the goal of addressing the difficult challenges presented by working with large-scale CAD assemblies,” said Stephane Imbert, Chairman, and Founder of PiXYZ Software. “Unity’s real-time development platform is widely recognized as the best real-time workflow for customers who use CAD and want to build high-quality experiences. Our strategic partnership with Unity will allow us to better serve our mutual customers together - today, and in the future - by delivering the best, most responsive, and most painless solution on the market.”

Unity is providing an enterprise-level offering called Unity Industry Bundle which is a customizable combination of PiXYZ products, support, and training, built on the foundation of Unity. Together, PiXYZ and Unity streamline the import of CAD data for real-time development and maintains the integrity of information throughout the process:

  • Direct import of large CAD, DCC, and other formats into the Unity Editor and runtime
  • Preservation of data integrity (hierarchy, metadata, materials, PMI, and more)
  • Fast processing with high-performance algorithms
  • Automated data preparation with presets and Python scripting
  • Best-in-class tessellation providing lightweight meshes with optimized quality
  • Repair and orientation of CAD data and meshes
  • Simplification with LOD generation, hole removal, and smart hidden geometry removal
  • Appearance optimization with automated UV unwrapping, material assignment, and more


“Unity has been a not-so-secret weapon for our industrial customers for years because they have recognized the power of our real-time development platform and its unmatched flexibility and extensibility,” said Tim McDonough, GM of Industrial, Unity Technologies. “A key workflow for these customers involves importing and preparing large-scale CAD assemblies, which is a time consuming process that stifles productivity. We believe that the experts at PiXYZ have simplified this and have made it easier for customers improve the quality of their real-time 3D experiences.”

Unity is committed to enabling success and solving hard problems for all its customers, across the many industries where its real-time 3D development platform is helping bring products to life. Unity currently powers more than 60% of all AR/VR experiences and supports 25+ platforms. A blog post containing more information can be found on the Unity website.

About Unity TechnologiesUnity Technologies is the creator the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity.com to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to: http://madewith.unity.com.

About PiXYZ Our team members are experts and engineers issued from large automotive companies, software editors, research, 3D content creation, and VR industry. We understand the challenges to fasten Data Prep and transform 3D data in an efficient way, enabling its use, re-use, and migration throughout the PLM. We crafted our software from more than 10 years of experience optimizing 3D models for complex and numerous industrial use cases.


Media Contacts:
Amanda Taggart
Unity PR

Charlie Sinhaseni
Unity PR

Geoffrey Subileau
PiXYZ Software
+33 6 20 92 16 99

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