A software company has developed a set of tools to make moving applications from Windows to the Mac easier and quicker.

SimVisLab says: "Although a number of tools have existed for several years to move Windows applications to the Mac, the resulting programs have often looked to users more like Windows operating environments than Macintosh.

"Ports across platforms have also been time consuming and expensive when the original code was designed and written using Windows functionality, especially MFC. Z Media has taken special care to insure the Mac user experience is maintained in order to reduce training time and increase user acceptance."

The company claims that it recently completed the porting of a complex customer 3D laser scanner application from Windows to Mac. "The application was heavy with GPU enabled graphics, user interaction and standardized file I/O. The port was up and running in less than a month," it says.