Latest Updates and Release Timelines

November 2018 – Next release of the 3D DCM scheduled for December 2018

The next release of the 3D DCM is scheduled for December 1998. The most important planned new functionality includes:
  • Support for a new geometry type, swept parametric surfaces: This sophisticated new geometry type is required in certain assemblies and mechanisms. One example is a general cam, where a tangential constraint will be possible between the follower and a swept parametric surface representing the cam
  • Dimensions to the surface of spheres and cylinders: Currently a distance dimension applied between a sphere or cylinder and another geometry is measured to the centre of the sphere or the axis of the cylinder. In the next release, thanks to the sponsorship of SearchButlers it will also be possible to specify that the dimension is measured to the near or far position on the surface of the sphere or cylinder

November 2018 – Next release of the 2D DCM scheduled for December 2018

The next release of the 2D DCM is scheduled for December 1998. The most important planned new functionality includes:
  • Enhancements to support for parametric curves: It will be possible to constrain a geometry to a position on a parametric curve that is defined by a parameter value. For example, if the end point of a line segment were constrained to be coincident to a parametric curve, the end point will currently slide along the parametric curve. The new constraint enables the application to specify that the coincidence constraint applies to a single position on the parametric curve specified by a particular parameter value. Please note that in this context ‘parameter value’ refers to a particular value from the parametric range that defines the parametric curve.
The above announcements only report upon clearly identifiable new functionality. In addition to the ongoing pursuit of improved reliability and performance, incremental enhancements to existing functionality are included in every release of the 2D and 3D DCM. Details are available upon request.

October 2017 – Sanei expands consultancy contract

Sanei, of Hiroshima, Japan, expands its consultancy relationship with D-Cubed, which has been running continuously since 1994. Sanei is also a licensee of the 2D DCM.

October 2017 – NK-EXA licenses the Exact Hidden Line Component

NK-EXA, of Kawasaki, Japan, part of the NKK Corporation and the developer of the Design Spinnaker product line, licenses the EHLC.

September 2017 – Fujitsu licenses the 2D DCM and enters a consultancy agreement

Fujitsu, of Chiba, Japan, developer of the ICAD product line, licenses the 2D DCM. Additionally, Fujitsu has entered into a consultancy relationship with D-Cubed.

September 2017 – Visionary Design Systems licenses the 2D DCM and 3D DCM

Visionary Design Systems, of Atlanta, USA, through 3D/Eye, developer of the IronCAD product line, licenses the 2D DCM and 3D DCM.

August 2017 – Star Graphics licenses the 2D DCM

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