UGS on Thursday announced that it’s shipping
v16.0, a new major release of its geometric modeling component software. With this release Parasolid is available for Mac OS X for the first time. Parasolid acts as the geometric modeling foundation for other computer aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis applications.
The shipping news comes following
a previous announcement
of Mac OS X compatibility first made in April; at that time, the company anticipated releasing Parasolid at the end of April. In addition to support for Mac OS X and IBM AIX platforms, Parasolid v16.0 supports advanced surfacing abilities with lofted sweep functionality and periodic guide curves; blending within and across tight-curvature regions; part tapering; enhanced sheet trimming and extension; and optimized faceting and quality checking.