Great unification

3D CHEETAH SOLVER

Cheetah Solver inside 3D sketcher unifies direct and parametric modeling

What is “Great Unification” of Direct and Parametric Modeling?

All commercial parametric solid modeling applications are based on the standard parametric feature-based approach. In this approach parametric works only in 2D sections. Thus all these applications use only 2D constraints solvers.

Our goal is to enable users of 3D-modeling CAD applications to set geometric and dimensional constraints explicitly in 3D space.

In the meantime, we have implemented 2D Cheetah Solver, which resolves constrained models in 2D plane. 3D Cheetah Solver is our next target.

Direct Modeling + Parametric Modeling = 3D Sketcher

Cloud Invent is striving to seamlessly unify in one powerful workspace the two approaches to solid modeling – parametric modeling and direct modeling.

3D Cheetah Solver is all that is necessary and sufficient for this long awaiting unification.

Competitor Landscape

Some leading CAD vendors are already trying to implement 3D Sketcher in their solid modeling applications (Solid Edge of Siemens, Autodesk Inventor, and some other).

On one hand, this is an indication that the idea of merging direct and parametric modeling is in the mainstream of the CAD industry.

On the other hand, all these attempts are rather one legged. It is dubious that these attempts might reach the required result, if they are based on such a solver as D-Cubed solver, which is used in Solid Edge, in Inventor, and in other CAD applications. This solver is non-adequate even for 2D parametric. How can we expect a reliable behavior from this solver in 3D?

Direct Modeling + Parametric Modeling = 3D Sketcher
Competitor Landscape

Cloud Invent is striving to seamlessly unify in one powerful workspace the two approaches to solid modeling – parametric modeling and direct modeling.

3D Cheetah Solver is all that is necessary and sufficient for this long awaiting unification.

Some leading CAD vendors are already trying to implement 3D Sketcher in their solid modeling applications (Solid Edge of Siemens, Autodesk Inventor, and some other).

On one hand, this is an indication that the idea of merging direct and parametric modeling is in the mainstream of the CAD industry.

On the other hand, all these attempts are rather one legged. It is dubious that these attempts might reach the required result, if they are based on such a solver as D-Cubed solver, which is used in Solid Edge, in Inventor, and in other CAD applications. This solver is non-adequate even for 2D parametric. How can we expect a reliable behavior from this solver in 3D?