Luxology has released Power SubD-NURBS for modo, a plug-in that allows designers to automatically convert Subdivision surface meshes into NURBS-based CAD formats that can be exported directly to standard CAD systems. Modo is 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software

Developed for Luxology by San Diego’s IntegrityWare, Power SubD-NURBS bridges the worlds of highly flexible Subdivision surface modeling and CAD-accurate NURBS representations. With this new plug-in for modo, industrial designers in the early stages of the design process can create concept models that can be exported and refined within the users’ CAD systems.

The plug-in exports IGES, SAT, STEP, and Rhino file formats for compatibility with leading CAD packages. Additionally, modo materials assigned by the designer can be used to derive surface boundaries in the resulting file for maximum control.

Power SubD-NURBS for modo 601 is available immediately for Mac OS X and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) at US$595. The plug-in can be purchased on the Luxology website (