Open CASCADE Technology Version 7.7.0 Released
Open Cascade has announced version 7.7.0 of its public Open CASCADE Technology which includes around 250 improvements and corrections over the previous release.
Open Cascade is a software development company focused on digital transformation of industries through the use of 3D technologies. The company dates back to 1980, when Matra Datavision released the Euclid CAD system. Since 2014 Open Cascade is a part of Capgemini Engineering.
Version 7.7.0 introduces new features of most OCCT modules and components. In Modeling new functionality is implemented, which could verify the input shape to be placed on a canonical geometry with the given tolerance. More stable work of the 2D offset algorithm is achieved by a new option in BRepOffsetAPI_MakeOffset class. In terms of Visualization, a new interface for creating V3d_View as subviews of another V3d_View is introduced. Data Exchange, tessellated presentations are support in STEP translator, a unified interface to Data Exchange connectors, and a new tool for scaling geometry in XCAF document are added. Documentation and samples are improved including a new tutorial publication to ease access to OCCT for new users.
➤ Improved compatibility with C++17/C++20 compilers
➤ Dropped support of pre-C++11 compilers
➤ New functionality is implemented, which could verify the input shape to be placed on a canonical geometry with the given tolerance. If the input shape is a face or a shell, it could be verified to be close enough to Plane, Cylinder, Cone or Sphere. If the input shape is an edge or a wire, it could be verified to be close to Line, Circle or Ellipse as well as lying on one of the analytical surfaces above.
➤ Introduced new tool BRepLib_PointCloudShape generating a point set for a topological shape.
➤ New option in BRepOffsetAPI_MakeOffset – approximation of input contours by ones consisting of 2D circular arcs and 2D linear segments only, it provides more stable work of 2D offset algorithm.
➤ Introduced new interface for creating V3d_View as subviews of another V3d_View.
➤ Added smoothing to row interlaced stereoscopic output.
➤ Added word-wrapping option to Font_TextFormatter.
➤ Added support of a wide color window buffer format (10bit per component / 30bit RGB).
➤ Added MSAA anti-aliasing support when using WebGL 2.0.
➤ Introduced skydome generation feature 3d_View::BackgroundSkydome().
➤ STEP translator now supports tessellated presentations.
➤ Transformation tools BRepBuilderAPI_Transform/BRepBuilderAPI_Copy now handle properly tessellated presentations.
➤ glTF Writer – added support of Draco compression.
➤ Introduced DEWrapper – a unified interface to Data Exchange connectors.
➤ Introduced tool XCAFDoc_Editor::RescaleGeometry() for scaling geometry in XCAF document.
For more information: www.opencascade.com