The DCM software is a Microsoft Windows™-based application for 3D microstructure characterization, modelling and visualization. It include the following functionalities:
• Generate digital 3D representation of material compositional phases in a sample using the data-constrained modelling methodology and X-ray CT data, even for the cases that there are partial volumes of multiple phases in the same image voxel;
• Visual presentation of 3D volumetric data. The visualization is compatible with various display devices, including stereo 3D monitors;
• Exporting 3D data in various formats, including the web-friendly Web3D format for interactive 3D online view, animation, serial sectional slices, etc.;
• Functionality of the software can be extended by adding plug-in modules to perform virtually unlimited 3D modelling. A set of C++ programming API is included for user convenience.
The DcmLite can be downloaded for evaluation. Please feel free to contact us if you would be interested in acquiring a DCM software user licence, R&D collaboration, commercial exploitation, or knowing more about DCM. The DCM website is at http://research.csiro.au/dcm.
The DCM software has 3 variations: DcmLite, DcmEdu, and DcmPro. DcmLite is intended for demonstration of concept and is feature-limited. It is a 32-bit desktop application and free for non-commercial purposes. The fully featured versions DcmEdu and DcmPro are 64-bit applications which can handle large data sets and can use Microsoft CPU clusters to speed-up data processing tasks, which require an online account at http://ts-imaging.net, or a hardware USB key by CSIRO.