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. Prize-winning projects 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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