LiteBox3D is an easy to use JT viewer, based on the specification of the JT ISO standard. Moreover PLMXML, STEP AP242 XML and TIFF files are supported.


Open Standards

TECHNIA supports the CPO Initiative (Code of PLM Openness) and demonstrates with LiteBox3D that the JT format is an open ISO standard. LiteBox3D is reading the JT format based on the specification of the JT ISO 14306:2012 and not using any vendor or re-engineered toolkit.

High performance

By directly accessing the JT model based on the ISO description as well as the 64 Bit support, LiteBox3D is able to view large CAD models in the JT format. Furthermore, the function of multithreading ensures very fast loading of files.

User-friendly interface

LiteBox3D is characterized by its user-friendliness. LiteBox3D is self-explanatory regarding its functions, users do not need any previous CAD knowledge for measuring, clipping and comparing assemblies.

Simple integration

LiteBox3D Desktop Viewer has an interface based on JAVA Eclipse and offers a DDE interface to allow communication with any third party products e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Easy installation and distribution

Standard settings for all users can be controlled globally by the administrator. This makes software distribution easy. Different versions of LiteBox3D can be installed on the same machine.

Industry Trusted Solution

TECHNIA develops JT applications for 10 years, focusing mainly on the benefit for our customers. LiteBox3D is used in the Daimler JT supplier package to help suppliers deliver appropriate JT data. Suppliers can use LiteBox3D and LiteComply to fulfill OEM requirements as well as streamlining their own processes with JT.

LiteBox3D as a platform for process applications

LiteComply, LiteDrop, LiteMachine and xCompare are additional process applications which extend the functionality of LiteBox3D. The Lite3D platform is also the basis for customer-specific software.

Free version for commercial usage

The free version of LiteBox3D Desktop viewer may be used unlimited for commercial usage.

This free of charge desktop viewer can be extended with add-on applications for IP protection, model comparison and quality validation.

LiteBox3D Pro extends the capabilities of the free viewer with redlining, 3DHTML export, etc. For further details refer to the feature list above.


Comparison of features for free LiteBox3D and LiteBox3D-Pro.

Feature Free   Professional  
3D Viewing
Display JT, TIFF, STEP AP242 XML, PLMXML, JT Version 8.1 – 10.2    
Display PMIs and Model views Info_Button    
Show model tree Info_Button    
Multi-Model view Info_Button    
Raytracing / High End visualization x  
Support of watermarks Info_Button    
Viewing Options
Use orthographic or perspective projection    
Visualization modes (Shaded, Shaded+Wireframe, Tessellation) Info_Button    
Ability to control visibility by layers    
Different highlighting modes Info_Button and ghosted highlighting Info_Button    
Clipping &
Clipping / Sectioning with color filling Info_Button    
Enhanced Clipping Info_Button x  
Measurement Info_Button    
Advanced Measurement Info_Button x  
Add, edit, and delete properties & value x  
Show PMI tree and properties Info_Button x  
Filter and visibility of properties    
Geometry / Topology analysis x  
Redlining / Markups – Create & Save (Author) Info_Button x  
Redlining / Markups – Load & Display (User)    
Play Scenes Info_Button    
Move Parts Info_Button x
Silhouette creation Info_Button x  
User Interface
Multiselect for Parts (Trap) Info_Button
Adjustable mouse control Info_Button    
Multi-Language Support (English, German, Chinese)    
Adjustment of lighting settings x  
Export of 3DHTML and BOM Info_Button x  
Printing – properties Info_Button & model views Info_Button    
Create snapshot Info_Button    
Export Topology Analysis Info_Button  x  
DDE Interface for communication with other processes    


Licensing of LiteBox3D-Pro

LiteBox3D-Pro is licensed per workplace (user/machine).
10 workplace licenses cost 1200,-€ plus VAT and annual maintenance.

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