Learn about new features and enhancements in the April 2020 release of Dimension (version 3.2)
This release brings new creation capabilities like 3D text and customizable shapes, as well as enhancements to lighting and new file format support.
The new 3D text system allows you to easily generate 3D typography, add bevels and edge treatments, and apply materials across different areas. Text is non destructive so you can edit the text properties while preserving the style, bevel settings, and materials.
To learn more about 3D text in Dimension, see Add and edit 3D text.
The new customizable cone, cube, cylinder, torus, plane, and sphere shapes can be modified with features like radius, rounded corners, and number of sides, unique to each shape, opening possibilities to create variations or more complex objects.
To learn more about customizable basic shapes in Dimension, see Add and modify basic shapes.
Color temperature for lights: When selecting a color for lights the color picker will now default to natural color temperatures like warm and cool tones and includes presets for common light types.
Additional camera controls: Added new sub-tools for the camera — the Roll, Field of View, Tripod, and the Dolly Zoom tools.
Camera navigation presets: Added a preference which auto-configures Dimension to use the same camera controls as other 3D applications.
Convert to standard model action: A new action has been added which converts parametric models like text to standard mesh models.
Import USD models: Dimension now supports importing models in USD format.
For detailed information, see Fixed issues in Dimension.