April 2, 2013: RGK Russian 3D Geometric Modeling Kernel Celebrates First Full-Featured Version

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Team of developers led by STANKIN Moscow State Technological University enters the final stretch

Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia: April 2, 2013 – STANKIN Moscow State
Technological University and its contractors, Top Systems and LEDAS,
announced today the completion of a major milestone in creating the
made-in-Russia 3D geometric modeling kernel, RGK. For the first time
since the R&D project began, a full-featured version of the software
was assembled. It is scheduled to be presented at COFES Russia 2013,
the congress on the future of engineering software taking place at the
end of May in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

RGK is a three-dimensional geometric modeling kernel that consists of a
set of high-tech software components. This software is being developed
as a part of a program for advancing the national engineering
capabilities of Russia. It is necessary for Russian industry to create
innovative products that are competitive on the global market. It will
be the basis for computer applications that perform design work in the
areas of mechanical and architectural design, manufacturing, engineering
analysis, and product data management.

 “The scope of research and development that we are carrying out faces
tight deadlines, and so we engaged several Russian CAD software
companies and academic teams to undertake those parts of the project in
which they are the most competent,” says Alexander Andreev, STANKIN
vice-principal for development. “We paid special attention to working
out the methods and architecture that underlie a complex computer system
such as this one. Now that the first version of the 3D kernel is ready,
we will for the next several months focus on tuning it. In particular,
we will concentrate on enhancing the performance and overall quality of
this new software product.”

“One of the most important achievements of our project was combining the
efforts of a significant number of competent companies and individual
experts in the field of geometric modeling and computational geometry
under a tight schedule,“ points out Sergey Kozlov, chief technology
officer of Top Systems. “In a sense, this important project and its
outcome are a unique achievement that undoubtedly will have good
prospects.”

“The most significant practical tasks carried out by our company was the
development of the general architecture of the 3D kernel enabled by
modern multi-core platforms and graphical computing devices,” continued
Mr. Kozlov. “The result will be the ability to develop end-user
applications that run on many platforms and operating systems. As the
developer of the project architecture, our company adopted the roles of
analyst, coordinator of collaborative source code work, and arbitrator
in selecting the variety of technological solutions put forward by
project participants. Our company, together with LEDAS, will be
demonstrating the advantages of Russia’s new 3D kernel at COFES Russia.”

“LEDAS has more than ten years experience in working with the
international market, both in developing our own high-technology product
(LGS geometric solver) and in completing high-tech projects
commissioned by leaders of the global CAD market,” explained Nikolay
Snytnikov, chief operating officer of LEDAS. “In the development of this
new-generation Russian 3D modeling kernel, we are using our knowledge
and experience to solve complex tasks in computational geometry. For
instance, we can handle calculating the intersections of arbitrary 3D
surfaces and bodies, detecting collisions, calculating distances, and
achieving high speed performance using NURBS objects.”

About STANKIN Moscow State Technological University

Moscow Tooling and Machining Institute (also known as STANKIN Moscow
State Technological University) was founded in 1930 to support one of
the most important sectors of the economy at that time, the tool-making
industry. By training highly qualified professionals, it helped develop
machine tool equipment, new technologies, control systems, and the full
computerization of one of the crucial components in the national wealth
of any country – engineering manufacturing facilities.

Today STANKIN is more than an educational institution; it also functions
as a research and development center, as well as a production facility
that houses a network of research, academic, and production centers
integrated into the State Engineering Centre.

About Top Systems

Top Systems of Moscow, Russia develops and releases fully integrated
software solutions for computer-aided engineering and production and
management planning. Its products include the T-FLEX
CAD/CAM/CAE/CAPP/PDM software package that provides information models
and product lifecycle management. It handles all tasks, starting with
customer requirements and going through to testing and commissioning.
Software products from Top Systems are used in a variety of industries,
including mechanical CAD, toolmaking, aerospace, automotive and ship
building, as well as architecture and furniture production. Please visit
www.tflex.com.

About LEDAS

Founded in 1999, LEDAS Ltd. is a private, employee-owned Russian
software company. LEDAS is best known for the development of
constraint-based design tools and corresponding technological
components. The company provides a wide range of high-quality software
development and consulting services to the CAD, CAM, CAE, and PDM
markets. LEDAS operates in the world-famous Novosibirsk research center,
and has close contact with Novosibirsk State University. For more
information, please visit company’s Web site at www.ledas.com.

  

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