DESIGNBASE is a 3-D modeling kernel product of Ricoh
Corporation Software Research Center, San Jose, California and Ricoh Company
Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. Ricoh designed this product specifically for CAD vendors,
third-party software suppliers and end users wishing to build industry-specific
custom applications. DESIGNBASE utilizes "Meta Modeling," a technique for
automatically capturing design model history. Designs can be created quickly
without pre-planning, datum plane construction, or setting up complex
constraints. DESIGNBASE retains the design history of the 3D shape under
construction by allowing for the capture, editing, and regeneration of
parametric feature based construction steps.
Parametric Meta Modeling combined with best of class Local
Operations for direct geometry manipulation and industry leading advanced
free-form shape modeling techniques make DESIGNBASE the premier modeling kernel
for the tool and die industries.
C-Solutions, Inc. uses Ricoh's embedded Hidden Line Manager since the
4.2 release of GMSWorks. The combination of GMSWorks and the Hidden Line
Manager provides a reliable, fast and accurate method of computing the hidden
line view on any 3D solid model. The algorithms in the Hidden Line Manager are
designed to be robust when dealing with models containing a variety of
interconnected parts that can include solid bodies as well as surface shells
and wire geometry. This technology allows a 3-D model to be utilized as the
foundation for engineering drawing production and interactive model
visualization during the design process.