Parasolid in the History of CAD

By JonR

Phil Nanson, manager of Parasolid components, has been talking to Ron Close at Shapr3D about the role Parasolid has played in the history of CAD (Computer-Aided Design).

Phil reveals some of the reasons behind Parasolid’s early success, including a strong focus on quality and the bold yet insightful decision to open the technology to all software vendors. Phil and Ron discuss some of the drivers for Parasolid innovation and conclude with thoughts about where the technology is heading today and why.

Shapr3D integrated Parasolid in their leading mobile 3D Design App for iPad. This interview is the fourth in a Shapr3D vlog that offers 10-minute takes on a range of CAD topics by interviewing industry experts like Phil.

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