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tiko
09-17-2002, 10:08 AM
Dear All,
I've never used OpenGL. I am just an old CAD-API programer. Am I right to use OpenGL for CAD solid modelling ?
Is that possible to perform "select" the features, faces, edges and boolean operations ?
Does anybody have example programs ?
Thank's

Coconut
09-17-2002, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by tiko:
Dear All,
I've never used OpenGL. I am just an old CAD-API programer. Am I right to use OpenGL for CAD solid modelling ?
Is that possible to perform "select" the features, faces, edges and boolean operations ?
Does anybody have example programs ?
Thank's

OpenGL doesn't know anything about features, edges and boolean operations.
On the other hand, almost all solid modeling software are using OpenGL as their rendering API.
It means a thick layer of software has to be filled in on top of OpenGL. If you are looking for some toolkits for this layer, you can look at ACIS, parasolid, or opencascade.
You can possibly use OpenGL to visualize the outcome of boolean operations using stencil buffer.



[This message has been edited by Coconut (edited 09-17-2002).]

tiko
09-18-2002, 09:23 AM
Thankyou very much for Coconut.
Your comment is very helpfull for me.
It save my time.
Thank's
Tiko