Validation Tool Version 9 from Kubotek USA offers improved performance for validating CAD models and managing change. A 3-D model validation software, Validation Tool uses unique mathematical algorithms to compare CAD files faster and more precisely than other similar comparison software on the market, says the company. Validation Tool 9.0 adds multiple enhancements to its performance features, including file format and annotation readers, assembly file comparison and management, and added reporting capabilities. In addition, new functionality allows for the automated creation of comprehensive change order reports in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Validation Tool 9.0 adds the optional ability to read product manufacturing information, including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and other annotations from popular CAD programs. The addition of two file format readers, including JT, gives users the ability to validate additional sets of 3-D data that are commonly used.