Product life cycle management company UGS PLM Solutions has announced recently that it has ported
Parasolid to Mac OS X. Parasolid is a geometric modeling foundation for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. UGS PLM Solutions uses it for product development and licenses it to end-user organizations who employ it for product development and manufacturing.
“It is estimated that over 40 percent of the world’s 3D CAD data is based on Parasolid’s open data format,” said UGS vice-president of PLM Open products Bruce Feldt. The company noted that over one million end-users employ Parasolid-based modeling applications.
Mac OS X support starts with Parasolid V16.0, which will ship at the end of April.