Crash course on CAD data. Part 1.

  1. How did this all begin?
  2. How is 3D data presented in CAD?
  3. Precise geometry and tessellation. B-Rep’s and meshes.
  4. Parts and assemblies.
  5. Meta-data (names, id’s, user-defined properties, etc).
  6. Visual attributes (colors, materials, transparencies, textures).

Part 1. How did this all begin?

Up to 1960’s the design process of a new ship, a car, or an aircraft would look as follows:

  • Take a previous version or make a concept from scratch.
  • Make a physical prototype. Run physical experiments (crash tests, aerodynamics tube, water etc). Adjust the design. Repeat.
  • Make precise drawings. Manufacture.
  • Release. Gather user feedback, introduce modifications to the design. Release a new version.
  • Repeat.

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CAD Exchanger

CAD Exchanger

CAD Exchanger is a technology that enables data exchange in the multi-CAD world.