NexGen Ergonomics Announces HumanCAD® Version 4.0

Montreal, June 1, 2016 -- NexGen is pleased to announce the release of HumanCAD 4, our latest version in our next generation digital human modeling platform. HumanCAD is a human modeling solution that creates digital humans in a three-dimensional environment in which a variety of ergonomic and human factor analysis can be performed. HumanCAD aids users with the design of products and workplaces by determining what humans of different sizes can see, reach, or lift.

New features in Version 4.0 include:

  • Improved skinning algorithms
  • Ability to attach objects together
  • Ranges of motion editor and ability to save and reuse custom ranges of motion databases
  • Ambinocular and Binocular vision are both supported
  • Option to have the manipulator stay in the world reference frame orientation while manipulating an object
  • Ability to modify the display color of the mesh on objects that are imported
  • New in the Advanced Feature Set add-on module (AFS):
    • Comfort Zones; 3D reach clouds are now also painted on a surface of a workstation
    • New animation capability which allows users to create movements for mannequins and objects by selecting posture, position and orientation for each key frame as well as collision detection and attached objects support

The first version of the ManneQuin/HumanCAD series of human modeling solutions was released in 1990. Since then thousands of users worldwide have used these solutions. HumanCAD's digital human modeling technology is an important tool in determining the human fit of products and workplaces before they are built. Leading manufacturing corporations, product design companies, government organizations, forensic consultants and universities have purchased our digital human modeling solutions.

NexGen is the leading developer and distributor of software and instrumentation for ergonomic and biomechanical job analyses, design and research. These include a variety of products for performing biomechanical, 3D digital human modeling, video analysis, motion capture systems, force measurement, human vibration analysis, sEMG and physiological measurement, data acquisition, as well as many others.

For more information, contact:

David Pinchefsky, B.A.Sc.
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593

HumanCAD is a registered trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.