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Linux Journal: A Conversation with Sana Abou-Haidar

Dec 14, 1999, 00:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marjorie Richardson)

"Enterprise-level CAD software comes to Linux."

"Sana Abou-Haidar is a Marketing Manager at Matra DataVision, a company with a middle- to high-end CASE CAD product. This product is a set of components for the development of trade-specific technical and scientific modeling applications ranging from CAD/CAM/CAE to metrology and measuring machines, biomedical software, 3-D geological mapping, optical simulation, product design and styling. Matra is releasing the Linux version of this product as open source on December 20, and will also be open sourcing the software for other platforms as well. I talked to Sana by phone on December 10."

"Margie: Why don't you begin by telling me a bit about the product?"

"Sana: Okay; the product is Open CASCADE, and basically, Open CASCADE is open source for CAS.CADE. CAS.CADE is Case for CAD computer-aided software engineering for computer-aided applications and is made up of a number of software components dedicated to the development to scientific and technical applications. You know, graphic applications. They deal with geometric modeling with visualization, data exchange between a number of different graphic applications, etc."

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