name = cadwork
latest_release_version = 15
latest_release_date = 2008
operating_system = Windows,
license = Proprietary
website = [http://www.cadwork.com Cadwork.com]
Cadwork, is a
computer aided design software, created in 1980by the [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSEM CSEM] , and followed in 1982 by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne( EPFL), before it came a Swisssociety in 1988(Cadwork informatik).
In the origin, cadwork was developed for the
watchindustry, but it is now mainly used by the building and construction market :
Glue laminated timber
The different modules in the suite allow to draw, to design (
CAD) or to manufacture ( CAM).
cadwork files have the following extensions :
* .2d, .2dc (2 dimensions drawing)
* .3d, .3dc (3 dimensions design)
* .2dr (road projects)
* .2dv (parametric elements).
These files can be viewed with the free software. The free version allows to
Zoom, to PAN and to print, but it doesn't allow to modify the drawings.
Between 1982 till 1996, cadwork was compiled only on
workstations, like Apollo Computer Domain/OS, VAX, DEC Alphaand HP-UX. The program was written in Fortranand compiled in 32 bits or 64 bits.
In 1993, the core rewritten in C .
Since 1996, release 7 worked also on
Microsoft Windows NT3.5
Since 2001, release 10 worked only on plateform
Microsoft Windows NT.
Since 2006, the software was available in 10 languages (French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Czech, romanian, polish, Finnish).
Since 2007, a DWG Viewer and converter, based on
OpenDWGis freely available.
Industry Foundation ClassesIFC
Other products in the CAD/CAM market
* [http://www.sema-soft.com SEMA Holzbau]
Revit(Architecture by Autodesk)
* [http://www.cadwork.com official site]
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