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LinuxPR: CollabCAD, Built with Open CASCADE, Provides Distributed Access for Online CAD Systems

Feb 28, 2001, 18:42 (0 Talkback[s])

"Developed by the Computer Aided Design Group of National Informatics Centre (NIC) in New Delhi, India, the CollabCAD application for accessing a number of online CAD systems is now available as a free download for beta testing at http://www.collabcad.com/download.html."

"This Web-enabled, distributed software is designed to provide one or more designers with secure, simultaneous access to a CAD model. It can be thought of as a geometry workbench that allows accessing geometry in the STEP, IGES, STL and VRML formats for interfacing with third-party solutions. CollabCAD was built using the Open CASCADE modeling kernel, an open-source software that can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.opencascade.com/getoc/index.html."

"Based on distributed architecture computing, CollabCAD offers numerous advantages: it is platform-independent thanks to its use of JAVA code, has audio output for guidance and provides a very affordable solution for both collaborative CAD and development. It will be implemented on ISO 10303 [STEP] standards for product data exchange. The beta version can be downloaded on Windows NT/98, Linux and Sun Solaris platforms."

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