Romulus (modelling kernel)

The Romulus b-rep solid modeler (or simply Romulus) was released in 1978 by Ian Braid, Charles Lang, Alan Grayer, and the Shape Data team in Cambridge, England.[1] It was the first commercial solid modeling kernel designed for straightforward integration into CAD software. Romulus incorporated the CAM-I AIS[2] ('s Application Interface Specification) and was the only solid modeler (other than its successors Parasolid and ACIS) ever to offer a third-party standard API to facilitate high-level integration into a host CAD software program. Romulus was quickly licensed by Siemens, HP and several other CAD software vendors.

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  1. ^ "Ian Braid, Alan Grayer and Charles Lang, the 2008 Pierre Bézier Award Recipients". Sold Modeling Association. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ Rogers, David; Earnshaw, Rae (2001-10-31). Computer Graphics Techniques:Theory and Practice. Springer. p. 399. ISBN 0-387-97237-4.