San Diego, February 26, 2010 - IntegrityWare announces the release of version 5.0 of its SOLIDS++ geometric modeling kernel library. SOLIDS++ version 5.0 contains many new features and improvements including enhancements to support deformable NURBS, surface unwrapping, and a new optimized mesh format which reduces the memory overhead for interfacing with graphics systems. This update includes new versions of IntegrityWare's POPLib (version 9.0), MESHLib (version 9.0) and EXLib (version 2.0) libraries.
The deformable NURBS toolkit supports the application of deformation modifiers (like bend, twist, scale, squeeze, taper, stretch, etc.). Deformable NURBS is an excellent tool for displaying analysis results, and also for creating complex shapes.
The surface unwrap tools support unwrapping surfaces and their features into a planar result. This type of functionality can be used, for instance, to generate flat pattern representations for sheet metal applications. The surface unwrap tools can also be used to wrap planar features onto analytic surfaces.
The new mesh format facilitates improved graphics performance and lower memory overhead. Using the simplified mesh format facilitates the display of larger models.
EXLib 2.0 improves upon the performance gains of the multithreaded library for tessellation and surface / point solvers. EXLib takes advantage of modern computing architectures with multiple processors. This high performance library helps optimize the display pipeline by paritioning and threading the tessellation process. Thus EXLib provides an optimal solution for displaying and rendering large models.