Dawn of the heavyweights

July 2001
Design Engineering;Jul2001, p46
Discusses the evolution of computer-aided design (CAD) during the late 1980s. Maturation of engineering workstations; Emergence of parametrics; CAD vendors' selection of their hardware platforms; Increase in the popularity of Parasolid; Features of the Unigraphics hybrid CAD system; How the Pro/Engineer enabled a solid model to be designed through an interface which was based on variational geometry.


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