This has been a long time coming, having first heard of the news through Germany’s Graebert, a global leader in the CAD market and OEM core technology provider for France’s industrial giant Dassault Systemes DraftSight DWG-native CAD package that competes with other DWG-based CAD packages and Autodesk’s popular AutoCAD itself.
Now for Mac: CDS or Constraint Design Solver
News today (already published) on Architosh has a small but significant note in it. The next service pack for the Graebert ARES Commander 2015 CAD package, which runs on Mac, Windows and Linux, will introduce the CDS technology from Spatial for the Mac version for the very first time.
This is big news…not just for Graebert’s ARES customers running on Macs, particularly Apple’s laptops which are extremely popular mobiles for professionals, but for all of Spatial’s many industrial CAD and 3D company customers who also have Mac software products. It means they can leverage the constraint design solver (CDS) technology in their solutions.
What Does CDS Do?
Spatial’s CDS is a market-leading fully-variable constraint solver useful for a wide range of industrial and engineering applications, particularly utilized in automotive, aerospace and defense industries. You can read more about it here. In a nutshell it enables:
- Interactive drafting of 2D profiles and quick iteration through sketches and part designs based on these profiles
- Placement of individual 2D/3D parts into more complex assemblies and mechanisms
Useful in the CAD world is working with dimensional and logical constraints, so that users can manipulate mechanical design parts, finding optimal shapes and fit, while holding the design to requirements.
Graebert has just announced Service Pack 1 (SP1) for its growing ARES Commander 2015 2D/3D CAD system, and it mentioned the note about the coming CDS in the Mac version in the next service pack. You can learn bit more here.
Watching Graebert’s ARES Commander 2015 with Spatial’s Contraint System
To really see what is coming to the next update for the Mac version of ARES check out this video below.
To learn more about ARES Commander for Mac visit here online.