What’s new in ACIS

Spatial Technology has recently announced version 4.2 of the ACIS 3D Toolkit featuring numerous performance improvements and customer requested enhancements. ACIS 4.2 shipped 22 August, 1998, within eight weeks of the company’s shipment of ACIS 4.1 on 29 June, 1998. Several Spatial customers have already announced high-profile product releases based on ACIS 4.2. Among these products are Pictures by PC 3.0 from Schott Systeme, and Mechanical Desktop 3.0, the mid-range 3D mechanical design software from Autodesk. `Recent Autodesk benchmark tests of the ACIS 4.2 solid modelling kernel have shown it to perform up to seven times faster than ACIS 3.0,’ said Roger Mollon, director, Component Technology MCAD Market Group, of Autodesk.