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Title: Virtools  
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Subject: Dassault Systèmes, Antoine Schmitt, Bernard Charlès, Web3D, 3dvia
Collection: Dassault, Software Companies of France
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Developer(s) Dassault Systèmes
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Virtools is a software developer and vendor, created in 1993 and owned by Dassault Systèmes since July 2005.


Virtools was a company founded 1993. They offered a development environment to create 3D real-time applications and related services, targeted at system integrators, game studios and corporate end-users. In 2005, they were acquired by Dassault Systèmes. Since 2006, the software is called 3DVIA Virtools as part of Dassault Systèmes' 3DVIA brand. The development platform is used in the industry for virtual reality applications,[1] video game market (prototyping and rapid development), as well as for other highly interactive 3D experiences, in web marketing, virtual product maintenance.


  1. ^ Xunxiang Li, Dingfang Chen, Le Wang, Anding Li (2007). "A Development Framework for Virtools-Based DVR Driving System". Computer supported cooperative work in design III. Springer. p. 188. 

External links

  • Official Virtools homepage
  • Official Virtools Community Swap-Meet (forum, wiki...)
  • 3DVIA Player
  • Press release: Dassault Systèmes Unveils Virtools 4.1 Platform for Real-Time 3D Applications
  • Extensions for Virtools : Ageia | Python | Tools | ...
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