Note - July 1999
by ALBACORE RESEARCH Ltd.
Ltd. of Victoria, Canada created a new utility application, CAD-LinkViewer
that allows AutoCAD users who do not have CAD-Link to view CAD-Link
generated solid structural model drawings.
AutoCAD is widely used within the shipbuilding industry. Often companies
have dozens of CAD stations or use external consulting services
to complete the many tasks involved in designing a vessel. CAD-Link
implements custom entities called "structoids". Plain
AutoCAD displays structoids as proxy objects.
A proxy object structoid is essentially a custom solid devised by
Albacore Research, to be able to associate logical properties to
solid elements, to apply parametric operations to them, and to greatly
reduce the storage space required making for much smaller AutoCAD
However, AutoCAD does not inherently support certain features such
as snapping to pick up locations or dimensions, or listing properties.
With CAD-LinkViewer any AutoCAD R14 user can now investigate CAD-Link
and be an integral productive member of a team in which only some
users run CAD-Link.
Best of all CAD-LinkViewer is free! Download CAD-LinkViewer from
the Albacore Research web site:
represents Albacore Research Ltd. in Europe, Russia and the Middle
East. Founded in 1986 the DS&T
group comprises partnership with 10 company in 3 continents, providing
software products, training, technical support and consultancy services
ranging the full Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering spectrum
of vessel design, construction, operation and management. Today
customer base counts over 300 sites and several hundred seats installed
within the marine industry, research field and government institutions.