I have been testing SolidWorks and SolidEdge. Both are good products
and until very recently I new one had Parasolid as its kernel while
the other used acis (aces)? Now that EDS are merging with Intergraph
and Dassault have bought out SolidWorks, things are a little murky.
EDS own Parasolid; the kernel of SolidWorks but also now its main
rival SolidEdge; which was Intergraphs product ( running acis).
SolidEdge have announced that parasolid will be their kernel from v5
onwards( approx early next year ). EDS are happy to licence
SolidWorks with parasolid and indeed two new customers. My question
is, is it likely that SolidWorks will stay with parasolid? I ask this
because I also hear that Dassault ( or IBM) are developing a new
solid modeller which may or may not be as robust as parasolid. This
raises issues of the continued good functionality of SolidWorks and
of course legacy data. Will we see the full data tree and be able to
fully access older designs? Any comments from you SolidWorks users out
ps I also hear that PTC have bought out Computervision!? A
rationalisation of the Industry?
Newcastle NE1 7RU
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