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Graphics 'engines'...
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* December 03, 2019, 09:22:12 AM
Recently was browsing this forum looking for information on a 'tool' (don't recall which) and chanced upon an 'aside(?)' between experienced users. It seems that the first 'speaker' was answering a query, probably from a 'newbie' like myself concerning the 'proper' use of a command, or a 'workaround.' Anyway, the second speaker 'chimed in' with something like, "Yes, that happens because DCAD doesn't use the "________ engine." " To which someone else(?) responded with something like, "And that's the reason that DCAD can be sold so cheaply.

If the above is reasonably accurate, then this mysterious, 'all-powerful' engine would seem a likely subject of broad general interest for discussion.

Gentlemen?

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December 05, 2019, 02:19:42 AM
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That was probably referring to the ACIS or Parasolid "universal" methods of describing solids within the software.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_modeling_kernel

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December 05, 2019, 09:21:04 AM
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Bob,

I think you are right. Someone asked if DesignCAD supported the ACIS format. I believe DT responded saying the license fee was too high, and if IMSI used ACIS the cost of the program would be much greater.

Phil

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