T-FLEX is a Parasolid-based parametric CAD software application for 3D solid modeling and 2D design and drafting, made by Russian software company Top Systems. T-FLEX CAD is developed for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and is localized into many languages.
T-FLEX CAD is a design solution which was created for mechanical engineering. It provides drafting, modeling and assembly tools that allow engineers to develop various products, from single parts to assemblies.
T-FLEX CAD supports a wide range of operations: drawings, assembly drawings, solids, surfaces, parts, parts with multiple solid bodies, assembly models, sheet metal, bill of materials, etc.
T-FLEX CAD provides parametric, adaptive and associative technology aimed at family-of-parts manufacturers or other design situations that use similar geometry but require many different sizes or permutations. Besides parametric 3D modeling T-FLEX CAD supports parametric 2D drawings creation from scratch. Parametric 2D assemblies can be created as well by inserting parametric 2D components.
Autodesk Revit is BIM software widely used by architects, engineers, designers and contractors. It uses ShapeManager kernel - a product by Autodesk. The original software was developed by Charles River Software. Its key developers wanted to bring the power of parametric modeling to the building industry and they succeeded. In 2002 Autodesk purchased Revit, and since then it proceeded to develop by leaps within this corporation.
Now it is a high-quality product which allows users to design and structure a building in 3D, annotate models with 2D drafting elements and access information from the model’s database. It is a strong collaboration tool between various disciplines in the building design field. Revit users are able to plan and track different stages in the building’s lifecycle, from the idea to construction and maintenance.
Within the Revit work environment users are enable to operate whole buildings or assemblies or individual 3D shapes in the family editor environment. Modeling tools are compatible with pre-made solid objects or imported geometric models. On creation of a building or any other object in Revit, users can use Revit’s rendering engine to build a more realistic image. This is achieved by either using the ready-made model, or making their own.
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