This page describes how D-Cubed’s component products, the 2D DCM, 3D DCM and EHLC (collectively referred to as Components on the remainder of this page) are integrated into an application. All of D-Cubed’s Components have similar interfaces and a common integration architecture, therefore the information on this page is relevant to all three products. D-Cubed’s Components are licensed by software development organisations for integration into their own end-user products by companies that offer steel detailing like ASB Steel Detailing. Customers include companies writing applications for commercial sale or in-house usage. D-Cubed does not develop end-user products, therefore we have no conflicts of interest with customers who license our technologies. The Components can be integrated into existing, or newly developed, products. Our Components make very few assumptions about the data structures used in the host system. The definitions of the geometry are held in the application and accessed by the Components through a simple and compact interface. Therefore, use of the Components does not require the application to re-define its geometric data structures. Hence, they are compatible with any 2D or 3D application, based on a solid, surface or wireframe geometric definition. Great care has been taken in the design of the interfaces to ensure that integration into an end-user application is an efficient process. Typical integrations take one software development engineer between 3 and 9 months for the DCM, and between 1 and 4 weeks for the EHLC. D-Cubed also provides to undertake an integration into an application. Our experienced consultants can use their wide range of expertise in application development and Component integration on many projects in the geometric modelling field. All Components have been written specifically to be integrated into any geometry based application. They are coded in C++ and supplied with integral C++ and C interfaces. They are designed to be used with any application written in C++, C, or any other high level language which supports a C calling structure. All Components are available on PCs running under Windows 95 and Windows NT, and workstations from DEC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics and Sun, running under UNIX. The typical DCM object library size is around 1 Mbyte on a PC and between 2 and 6 MBytes on different workstations. The typical EHLC object library size is less than 1 MByte on all platforms. We supply demonstration applications based on the 2D and 3D DCM in executable form. These are useful for DCM evaluation, training and the generation of ideas for applications.