[cad-linux] Re: CAD with server/client architecture

  • From: Eric Wilhelm <ewilhelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:14:02 -0500

> The following was supposedly scribed by
> Jim Parker
> on Monday 12 May 2003 03:53 pm:

>All my plug-ins will be written in C.  Stuff like FEA/CFD, I will use
>system calls to programs like FELT, and create a module to write the
>proper input file, and to process output files.

I like this idea.  This was one of the first concepts I had in how to get 
non-cooperative proprietary programs working with the system:  they would be 
presented with their native file-format, created by a translator and after 
the program closed, this would be translated back into the core database.  
One problem with this is that named  geometry and associations would not be 
easily mantained across this interface, which is why cooperation from the 
front-end programs is key to making the CAD-as-Operating-System idea work.


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