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CADKEY 97 expands modeling capabilities

CADKEY 97 expands modeling capabilities

CADKEY 97 for Windows from Baystate Technologies (Marlborough, MA) offers solid modeling capabilities, macro and OLE 2 support, and improved rendering, among other performance enhancements.

The new release extends its solid modeling capabilities by integrating the ACIS(R) kernel. Users can now construct solid primitives; perform Boolean operations; extrude, sweep, or revolve geometry into a solid; and apply constant and variable fillets, chamfers, and blends to solid models. The software also offers 3-D model to 2-D drawing associativity, and permits solid-to-solid, solid-to-wireframe, surface-to-surface, and surface-to-solid trimming operations.

"CADKEY 97's hybrid modeling capability gives designers the freedom to apply the design tool of their choice, from wireframe to surface to solid modeling," says Robert Bean, president and CEO of Baystate.

The software offers ACIS SAT file support and several bi-directional data translators, including DXFTM, DWG, CADL, VRML, and IGES. Metafile output and vector clipboard support are also provided. And the software's Picture It translation utility converts wireframe designs to solid models for mass properties analysis and stereolithography output.

OLE 2.0 server support enables users to embed or link a CADKEY part file image to another Windows application that supports the OLE 2 Container. Macros for recording routine interactions and functions can be stored for playback and editing.

Priced at $1,195, CADKEY 97 is available for Windows 95 and NT 3.5.

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