The RADF ribbon menu and multi-document tab-docking interface.
Spatial Corp. says that its Rapid Application Development Framework (RADF) accelerates 3D application development and improves time-to-market for software providers and software-enabled machine manufacturers by providing an application infrastructure, many “essential” 3D functionalities out of the box, and an extensible framework for rapid development of ACIS-based applications.
Spatial says that RADF is a natural 3D development solution for the automated machinery and equipment manufacturers that produce software-enabled machinery for tasks such as metalworking, metal cutting, and robotics. For these companies, RADF provides a foundation for specialized applications that are designed to optimize end-users’ specific workflows.
This RADF plug-in for kinematics shows robotics animations.
“The introduction of RADF is a direct result of working closely with our customers to identify ways we can help in their development efforts,” said Keith Mountain, Spatial’s CEO in a presss statement. “Many industries, especially those with a primary focus on hardware, have limited development resources and lack 3D software experience. These companies benefit tremendously from our component offerings, as well as development services we provide to supplement their current staff. Accelerating time-to-market remains a key objective for these customers.”
RADF uses modern development technologies, such as C#, .NET, and WPF, and provides a customizable graphical user interface for developing application-specific functionality within a commercial application. It comes with a 3D viewer that provides such features as rendered, wireframe, and hidden-lines view states; view orientation camera manipulation; and mouse-controlled pan, zoom and rotate. Other core capabilities include the ability to load parts and assemblies; tree-view data representations; tab-docking and multiple document interface; and multiple language support. Because the RADF source code is extendible, additional capabilities and end-user features can be added to address each application’s specific needs.
The RADF tree-view and viewport displaying a large model with multiple bodies.
A RADF plugin for 3D modeling showing blending operation.
RADF offers integrated support for 3D ACIS Modeler, 3D InterOp and HOOPS.
For more information, visit the RADF page on the Spatial Corp. website.
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