## Friday, May 23, 2008

### 3D file parasolid

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.

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.

http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/open/parasolid/index.shtml