Catia's early days represent an early inflection point in the evolution of 3D design software. There’s a terrific interview with Francis Bernard the inventor of Catia and the original CEO of Dassault Systèmes. David Levin of Ledas conducted the interview and it’s marvelous. Levin asks penetrating questions and Bernard does not hold back. Rather, he patiently answers … [Read more...] about Isicad interview with Francis Bernard describes the early days of Dassault Systèmes
New geometry kernels come from Russia to challenge traditional modelers and enable upstarts. By Kathleen Maher As COFES Russia kicked off in St. Petersburg last week, Russian CAD provider Ascon showcased its home-grown C3D geometry kernel, which was introduced as licensable technology in May 2012. Ascon develops and sells Kompas 3D, a 3D CAD product used widely in … [Read more...] about Does the CAD world need another geometry kernel?
From its early days of hoping for a “black zero” at the end of the year, Bricsys has become an important supplier of CAD technology in Europe and Asia. Most companies competing against Autodesk realized years ago there’s no money in going against the CAD giant head-to-head. Instead, they carve out a niche. Add-ons for 3ds max, CAD utilities for HVAC, that sort of thing. For … [Read more...] about Bricsys delivers viable alternative universe for DWG-based CAD development