Studio release

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Studio is zSpace’s rich model exploration and presentation tool allowing students to compare, dissect, analyze, measure, annotate and explore 1500+ 3D models from zSpace Model Gallery or 3D models created by students.

Teachers will find Studio a natural fit for creating complex scenes of content. It's easy to add labels, make annotations, take measurements, integrate multiple models to build a rich scene and create video tours of their models to share.

For more information please visit our zSpace EDU website

Complete list of included Activities

For a complete description of all activities, including support materials and standards, refer to


zSpace Studio, activity pack, and model packs are now available via the zSpace App Manager.

Please contact your zSpace Authorized Reseller or sales representative to purchase a license.

Release Notes

Version 2.5.2

  • Numerous bug fixes including:
    • Older activity, pre-version 2.0.0, settings are now being honored.
    • Fixed issue causing Studio to hang if Guest user account is corrupt.
    • Fixed issue where if zSpace unit was moved it might cause issues in the menus.
    • Icons for activity files were updated.
    • Fixed issue causing missing labels. If zSpace locale is using unsupported language, the application will default to English.
  • Known issues and limitations
    • Activity: Structure and Function of Mammal Skulls loads with no models.
    • Wildebeest model may not display correctly.
    • No export prompt when disconnected from EDU Server in Sandbox.
    • Some models may not dissect into as many pieces as previous releases.
    • When searching for activities, you cannot use search characters such as '&'.

Summer content update

  • 18 new activities added
  • Updates to more than 30 activities
  • Over 150 new models

Version 2.5.1

  • Numerous bug fixes, including:
    • Fixed “show labels” context menu option sometimes having no effect.
    • Fixed deleting models while labels are visible, sometimes leaving behind orphaned labels.
    • Fixed ability to re-save an already submitted activity (progress) to an Edu Server causing that
    • submission to temporarily disappear from the Teacher Dashboard.
    • Fixed images in PDFs sometimes being too blurry.
    • Fixed username and password criteria mismatched between in-application and at Teacher Dashboard.
    • Fixed inability to sign in using Guest account in some environments.
    • Fixed inability to scroll to the bottom of some question text.
    • Fixed import tooltip text.
    • Fixed some models sometimes loading with yellow color.
    • Fixed note pointers sometimes remaining when creating Tour Builder slides.
  • Improvements and Enhancements:
    • One installer now supports United States English (en-US), United States Spanish (es-US), and Chinese (zh-CN).
    • Video & audio recording capability added.
    • It is now possible to search and launch activities from the main menu.
    • Activity Menu now easier to navigate, including support for arrow keys.
    • User interface buttons, checkmarks, etc. now easier to activate when using the stylus.
    • Multiple-choice and true-false question types now available when authoring activities.
    • Immediate feedback option available for multiple-choice and true-false questions.
    • Keyboard shortcuts added for common functions.
    • Users may now choose languages other than English, at the Settings Window in-application.
    • Users may now choose between small, medium, and large font sizes.
    • Improvements to loading times when using Chinese locale.
    • Additional folder shortcuts added to file browser.
    • It is now possible to use links-to-launch URLs with user-created activities.
    • Simplified language describing server connections.
    • Multiple objects can be selected and manipulated at the same time.
    • Undo & redo commands added.
    • Audio files can now be embedded in activities.
    • Models and model selections can now be duplicated.
    • Model nameplates can now be disabled when authoring activities.
    • Label viewing now has choice of nearest labels or all labels
    • Label viewing can now be disabled per model when authoring activities.
    • Keyboard shortcuts added for application-specific functions.
    • Full support for mouse input added.
    • Experimental support for running Studio on non-zSpace devices added.
    • Application upgraded to 64-bit. More models may now be loaded concurrently.
    • Question-to-question scene transition speed improved.
  • Known Issues:
    • If zSpace system is set to language other than the 3 supported languages, text may be missing in application.
    • No export prompt when disconnected from EDU Server in Sandbox.
    • Some models may not dissect into as many pieces as previous releases.

Fall and Winter 2016 content update

  • More than 100 new activities added
  • 18 activities have been updated
  • Removed Activity: Building a solar cooker
  • New categories added: Storytelling, ELA, Arts, and Field Guides
  • Over 150 models have been added or updated

Version 2.0.0

Improvements and Features

  • Import photos into scene.
  • Quick search for Model Gallery now available in the Backpack.
  • Model labels now appear by part as the stylus points at the part.
  • Animation controls.
  • Over 100 new activities.
  • Over 500 models have been added

All zSpace learning applications have the following new features.

  • Importing activities are no longer required! Simply double-click a zSpace activity file and the application launches the activity.
  • zSpace activities can be saved to disk and opened from disk.
  • Guest users can now submit answers when connected to an edu server, no user accounts are required to submit answers.
  • Help Screen is now available through the Home control bar.
  • Activity search improvements – search by category, activity, or keyword.
  • Background sound now stops when Text to Speech is playing.

Known Issues

  • Animation controller is now present for models with idle-only animations


  • Stylus beam and tip change visually when in dissect mode.
  • Rest Screen now appears when the application has been idle.
  • Background sound and sound effects added to all applications
    with settings panel controls for sound created.
  • Context Menu (right-click) has major usability improvements including:
    • Click right button to open (rather than press & hold).
    • Select menu item using the front button of the stylus.
    • Context menu will remain present in scene until menu option is chosen or user clicks on something else in the scene.
    • Improvements made to minimize Context Menu not appearing when activated.
  • Added stylus haptics to the UI.
  • UI and application environment updates to improve performance of applications.
  • Server connection now remembered between zSpace applications.
  • zView file recording location is shown accurately in the file browser.
  • UI no longer appears in the Augmented Reality mode of zView.
  • Imported activities can now be Reset.

Known Issues

  • Animated models are not real-life scale.
  • The context menu can appear fully or partially off screen.
  • If an icon on a context menu is selected using the mouse, the desired action may not occur.
  • Ambient sound does not fade out when Text to Speech is playing. Sound level can be reduced or muted in Settings to make Text to Speech audible.


  • Label positioning is now closer to the model
  • Missing label anchors have been replaced
  • Model size has been adjusted so models are positioned correctly within activities

Version 1.0.0

  • Will prompt you for a license key the first time you open Studio.
  • Added Windows 8.1 support
  • 28 New Activities
  • Activity updates to reposition models, fix questions and improve grammar
  • Activity packs and model packs are now installed using zSpace App Manager
  • New and improved tools, including:
    • Simplified measurement tool
    • Auto-arrange feature for models
    • Improved tool for comparing models' sizes
    • Camera and Picture-in-Picture window
  • Option to tie specific scenes to questions in Activity Builder
  • Simplified tour builder
  • Guest user option allows for application use without a username and password
  • New user interface including:
    • Context menus for common actions
    • Activity tiles with descriptions of the activities
    • Larger buttons for easier selection
    • Auto-hiding control bars and toolbars to maximize space
  • Text to speech available for Activity Guide prompts and in-scene Notes
  • Improved offline experience, including Export to PDF option for activity answers
  • Export to PNG option for Media Gallery photos
  • Cover photos for activities
  • Additional settings options



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