PARIS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With their outstanding projects on the use
of standard open-source tools (Automake, Autoconf) to build Open CASCADE
applications and on the development of a 5-axis machining component based on
Open CASCADE, two North American developers have tied for first place in the
Open CASCADE Developer Challenge. Robert Boehne of Chicago has won a week's
vacation for two in Cancun, Mexico, and Olivier Coma of Montreal has won a
similar trip to Callinago, Guadeloupe.
Robert Boehne's project allows adapting Open CASCADE to all types of
platforms and compilers, while the component developed by Olivier Coma can be
used in applications for numerical control or robotics.
The Open CASCADE Developer Challenge has demonstrated the interest of the
developer community in the vast possibilities of these 3D modeling components
for scientific and technical applications and has resulted in the enrichment
of several areas of the software. The Challenge jury was made up of
outstanding international Open Source, research and CAD/CAM personalities.
Winners comment on their projects and their participation in the Challenge
at http://www.opencascade.com/challenge/index.html. All new components and
project descriptions from the winners will be available in Open Source on the
http://www.opencascade.org Web site by early November.
Two projects also tied for second place. These were the entries of
Stephane Routelous, also of Montreal, and of the three-person team from the
Ecole Superieure d'Ingenierie Leonard de Vinci (ESILV), Paris-La Defense. Each
of the second-place winners received a digital camera.
Stephane Routelous created a modular application in the form of a reusable
shell which proposes standard services like visualization or the save function
and can accept the B-rep creation functions of Open CASCADE through dynamic
download of a plug-in.
Under the leadership of Jean-Marc Dupuy, Benedicte Martin and Christophe
Rigo of the ESILV used various Open CASCADE components for constructing lines
and circles from constraints such as tangency to develop a new Draw command
for creating 2D contours.
Giorgio Scorzelli of Rome, Italy, received a selection of fine French wine
as third-place winner for his prototype project that adds MzScheme (a variant
of LISP) as a functional language to the Open CASCADE geometric kernel.
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