Open CASCADE to Develop Cadpak Win Version 3.0 for Mitutoyo

The world's number one metrology company will use the open-source 3D modeling

components and Open CASCADE services for the continued development of its CMM

software for off-line programming



Dec 14, 2001, 00:00 ET from Open CASCADE

    PARIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Open CASCADE is the software of choice for
 the next development phase of Cadpak Win, marketed by Mitutoyo as an optional
 software for the off-line programming of mechanical part inspection. Mitutoyo
 has ordered development services and maintenance from Open CASCADE for a total
 of nearly 300,000 Euros, with delivery of the new version scheduled for March
 2002. In addition to turnkey development of the Cadpak Win application,
 Mitutoyo has requested three years of technical support.
     Cadpak Win is designed to optimize use of expensive machine tool time for
 Mitutoyo's extensive range of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and is
 currently promoted and distributed by the company in France, Germany, Japan,
 Singapore and the U.K (where development is done).  While the machine tool
 functions uninterruptedly in-line, Cadpak Win is used to enter the
 co-ordinates of a part which will serve as the model for quality control.
     In the United Kingdom, Open CASCADE collaborates with EADS Matra
 Datavision Ltd. in a common effort to ensure customer satisfaction for all
 specific application developments.
 
     Open CASCADE brings added value to Cadpak Win
     Open CASCADE functions enable Cadpak Win to read data from a number of CAD
 systems in IGES, VDA, DXF or CATIA formats and improve measuring quality by
 filtering the imported geometric entities, encouraging optimal positioning of
 the probe head, and automatically adapting to the default parameters of the
 program.
     Ken Edmett, senior technical manager for Mitutoyo U.K., expressed
 continued satisfaction with the services provided by the Open CASCADE company,
 which has developed previous versions of the software: "We have been impressed
 all along by the efficiency and quality of the development team's work." A
 major benefit of Open CASCADE, which follows the philosophy of the open-source
 approach to development, is the encouragement of information transfer on the
 Cadpak Win project. "We can follow the project through an extranet site
 created by the Open CASCADE development team, and work in progress is
 completely transparent," says Edmett.
     Open CASCADE developers aim to create a series of commands that will
 further accelerate the inspection process and an easy-to-use interface that
 will allow those who know Mitutoyo's Geopak Win to adapt rapidly to Cadpak
 Win.
 
 

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    PARIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Open CASCADE is the software of choice for
 the next development phase of Cadpak Win, marketed by Mitutoyo as an optional
 software for the off-line programming of mechanical part inspection. Mitutoyo
 has ordered development services and maintenance from Open CASCADE for a total
 of nearly 300,000 Euros, with delivery of the new version scheduled for March
 2002. In addition to turnkey development of the Cadpak Win application,
 Mitutoyo has requested three years of technical support.
     Cadpak Win is designed to optimize use of expensive machine tool time for
 Mitutoyo's extensive range of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and is
 currently promoted and distributed by the company in France, Germany, Japan,
 Singapore and the U.K (where development is done).  While the machine tool
 functions uninterruptedly in-line, Cadpak Win is used to enter the
 co-ordinates of a part which will serve as the model for quality control.
     In the United Kingdom, Open CASCADE collaborates with EADS Matra
 Datavision Ltd. in a common effort to ensure customer satisfaction for all
 specific application developments.
 
     Open CASCADE brings added value to Cadpak Win
     Open CASCADE functions enable Cadpak Win to read data from a number of CAD
 systems in IGES, VDA, DXF or CATIA formats and improve measuring quality by
 filtering the imported geometric entities, encouraging optimal positioning of
 the probe head, and automatically adapting to the default parameters of the
 program.
     Ken Edmett, senior technical manager for Mitutoyo U.K., expressed
 continued satisfaction with the services provided by the Open CASCADE company,
 which has developed previous versions of the software: "We have been impressed
 all along by the efficiency and quality of the development team's work." A
 major benefit of Open CASCADE, which follows the philosophy of the open-source
 approach to development, is the encouragement of information transfer on the
 Cadpak Win project. "We can follow the project through an extranet site
 created by the Open CASCADE development team, and work in progress is
 completely transparent," says Edmett.
     Open CASCADE developers aim to create a series of commands that will
 further accelerate the inspection process and an easy-to-use interface that
 will allow those who know Mitutoyo's Geopak Win to adapt rapidly to Cadpak
 Win.
 
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