Geometric modeling kernel

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A geometric modeling kernel is a 3D solid modeling software component used in computer-aided design packages[1] .[2] Available modelling kernels include:

The most significant commercial kernel is ACIS which competes for market share with Parasolid.


  1. ^ Tyrka, Katherine (2001-12-01). "Kernel strategies". Design News. 
  2. ^ Shah, Jami (2004-06-27). Parametric and Feature-Based CAD/CAM. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 449. ISBN 0-471-00214-3. 
  3. ^ Yares, Evan. "Spatial, ACIS, CGM, and the future of geometric modelers". 3D CAD World. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
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  5. ^ "GRANITE Interoperability Kernel FAQ". PTC Inc. Retrieved 18 May 2013.