Major Milestones for the D-Cubed Components

By MikeAtkins

It’s human nature to assign a greater significance to some numbers. A 50th birthday or anniversary is seen as much more notable than a 49th or 51st, although no sudden changes happen then. However, these occasions are a good time to think about where you are and how you got there.

D-Cubed has just reached a major milestone. In fact, it has reached two at almost the same time.

Recently, Design Simulation Technologies took out a license for the D-Cubed 3D DCM component. Every customer is important to us but what makes this one extra special is that it is the 200th commercial license to be signed for a D-Cubed product since we were founded in 1989. We are proud to reach this major milestone, and extend a warm welcome to everyone at Design Simulation Technologies. We look forward to working with you.

Back in 1989 D-Cubed had just one product – the 2D DCM. This is still our most widely-licensed component and to date we have 99 commercial licenses. I’m going to claim that this is near enough to 100 to represent us hitting both milestones at the same time.

Of course, a lot has changed since 1989. Companies and products have been started, have ended, and have evolved, and as would be expected not all 200 licenses are currently active. However, the majority are very much still active, and cover a wide range of companies and products in CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM. For anyone interested in the details, there is a list of some of our customers and their products on our web pages.

The number of commercial licenses signed is just one measure of progress and another common metric is the number of end-user seats. This is quite difficult for a component supplier to calculate, but our best estimate is that there are upwards of 3.5 million seats using one or more of the D-Cubed components. Not bad for a range of products that many end-users will never have heard of.


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