Parasolid

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Parasolid is a geometric modeling kernel originally developed by ShapeData, now owned by "Siemens Automation & Drives" former UGS Corp., that can be licensed by other companies for use in their 3D computer graphics software products. It is used in many Computer-aided design (CAD), Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), Computer-aided engineering (CAE), Product visualization, and CAD data exchange packages, for example: NX (Unigraphics), Solid Edge , SolidWorks, Powershape, T-FLEX CAD, MasterCAM, OneCNC, Virtual Gibbs, DesignFlow, DesignSpace, Renishaw Productivity+, STAR-Design, and Moldflow.

When exported from the parent software package, a Parasolid commonly has the file extension .x_t. Most Parasolid files can communicate and migrate only 3D solids and/or surface data - Parasolid files currently cannot communicate and migrate 2D data such as lines and arcs.

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