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BS: With Parasolid powering Vectorworks we could. Whether we do that I don't know.

AFR: What about advanced architectural modeling? Will you take Vectorworks and make it compete against those advanced architectural modelers where the cutting edge is taking place, like formZ and in particular Rhino?

BS: Yes. In many ways I think we compete very well already with either of these products.

AFR: There are over 700 underlying geometry functions in the Parasolid kernel. What are you goals going forward to tap this vast array of power?

BS: Our first goal is to get all the architectural modeling components in Vectorworks based on Parasolid.

AFR: What percentage of 3D components or elements today with Vectorworks 2009 are Parasolid-based and what are they?

BS: At least 40 percent. Walls and all miscellaneous 3d objects are all Parasolid derived objects. Roofs and floors are the major architectural objects that are not yet Parasolid derived.

AFR: What is your next goal?

BS: To start tapping those hundreds of advanced modeling features available from the Parasolid kernel.

AFR: What about advanced "parametrics"?

BS: That too is a part of our next top goals. And we have licensed Siemens' D-Cubed software tools and are working on implementing advanced parametrics in the next version of Vectorworks after version 2009.

AFR: Are the D-Cubed tools Mac-compatible today?

BS: Yes.

AFR: Does the Siemens "Synchronous Technology" come with the Parasolid kernel or is that an overlay of technology proprietary to Siemens?

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