ASCON, developer of the KOMPAS-3D modeling system, and LEDAS, a provider of research and development services, along with Bricsys, jointly announced that they successfully implemented variational direct modeling technology in the upcoming KOMPAS-3D V13.
According to the company, any history-free 3D model, including ones imported from other computer-aided design systems, can be now modified using KOMPAS-3D. Users will have the ability specify the size and position of 3D model features by applying geometric and dimensional constraints, such as distance, angle, parallelism, and tangency.
The research and development team at LEDAS worked for the last year integrating the VDM (variational direct modeling) technology from Bricsys into C3D (the name for ASCON's geometric kernel). VDM is based on the LGS 3D solver and was successfully integrated by LEDAS into other 3D CAD systems, such as SketchUp, Rhinoceros, and Bricscad V12.
"We are excited to provide KOMPAS-3D users with brand new modeling features," said Maxim Bogdanov, CEO of ASCON. "Using computational components from Bricsys and the unique technical competence of LEDAS, it became possible for us to implement variational direct modeling in a short time and at a high level. Now every user of KOMPAS-3D V13 will be able to benefit from the high-tech applications we offer."
For more information, visit ASCON, LEDAS, and Bricsys.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.