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Code Red => .NET => Topic started by: Augusto on March 19, 2021, 08:51:55 AM

Title: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: Augusto on March 19, 2021, 08:51:55 AM
Hello guys!

Do you have experience with this type of service?
Until yesterday I was unaware of the possibility of fully customizing CAD software to the point of making a specific application.
This seemed very interesting to me, but the question is whether it is feasible.
Could you share your experiences with me?

Best regards, Augusto.

References:

https://www.techsoft3d.com/products/autocad-oem/ (https://www.techsoft3d.com/products/autocad-oem/)
https://www.graebert.com/oem-cad-platform/ (https://www.graebert.com/oem-cad-platform/)
https://www.intellicad.org/cad-software-oem-licensing (https://www.intellicad.org/cad-software-oem-licensing)
https://help.bricsys.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011450254-What-is-BSB-BricsCAD-Solution-Build- (https://help.bricsys.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011450254-What-is-BSB-BricsCAD-Solution-Build-)
Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: Atook on March 19, 2021, 06:57:58 PM
I've been wondering about the intellicad solution as well and would love to hear if anyone has used it. $39.5K just to start seems steep, but if you sold the numbers it could work.
Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: Augusto on March 22, 2021, 12:08:54 PM
$39.5K

The possibility of creating a tool for a specific segment made me dream, but that value woke me up to reality.  :laugh:

In the future, with a little more time I will check the cost of Step 3 mentioned in this post.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bricscad-solution-build-bsb-autocad-oem-don-strimbu (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bricscad-solution-build-bsb-autocad-oem-don-strimbu)

Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: BIGAL on March 22, 2021, 11:52:24 PM
If you don't mind me asking what field, Architecture, civil, mech etc  Have you looked at the competition or is there none ?

I have been  previously involved in selling Autocad and 3rd party software its a tough market. These days the price tags are a lot lower I sold software at $9,500 a copy, today like $3,500.

Why not just sit on top of Autocad, intellicad or my choice Bricscad.

Be aware Autocad OEM does not support lisp its more like a LT with a user program.
Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: Augusto on March 23, 2021, 07:41:33 AM
If you don't mind me asking what field, Architecture, civil, mech etc  Have you looked at the competition or is there none ?

There is no problem in answering.
I have worked in the Automotive Industry for 15 years and have accumulated good knowledge in the Manufacturing Process of electrical systems.

Have you looked at the competition or is there none ?

Yes there is.
There are several software on the market and I have tested most of them. In addition to being extremely expensive, they do not meet the needs of those who work on a daily basis.

Why not just sit on top of Autocad, intellicad or my choice Bricscad.

The intention of this post was precisely to have more clarity about this questioning.

Bricscad is also my first option. In the future I will try to register as a developer to have access to the apis and a copy "not for resale" of the software.

Be aware Autocad OEM does not support lisp its more like a LT with a user program.

Thinking about a future where lisp can lose strength, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and I am dedicating myself to learn C#.
In addition we have several examples of good C# programmers here on the forum. It seemed like a good environment to learn.

I was very happy in your interest and in sharing your experiences.

Thank you so much.

Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: CADbloke on March 26, 2021, 06:05:42 AM
Have you looked at www.opendesign.com ?
Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: MickD on March 28, 2021, 10:14:33 PM
I have not used or looked much into this but it might be an affordable option, I'd say the pro version would be your best bet. I imagine it would be similar to ODA in that you get a basic database API and a view widget (graphics engine) and building the rest of the UI, tools etc is your work.
 
https://www.woutware.com/
https://www.woutware.com/net/cad
https://www.woutware.com/net/cad/pricing
Title: Re: OEM CAD Platform
Post by: Augusto on March 29, 2021, 09:03:08 AM
Have you looked at www.opendesign.com ?

I have not used or looked much into this but it might be an affordable option, I'd say the pro version would be your best bet. I imagine it would be similar to ODA in that you get a basic database API and a view widget (graphics engine) and building the rest of the UI, tools etc is your work.
 
https://www.woutware.com/
https://www.woutware.com/net/cad
https://www.woutware.com/net/cad/pricing

Thanks for the answers guys.
I was very happy to know these possibilities.

These are much more accessible tools from a financial point of view, but as was said by MickD, I will have all the work of developing the user interface. I'm not sure what I'm going to talk about now, but I believe I should consider UI, even graphical manipulation including object selection and the use of handles. (If possible, as I don't know how the selections are exposed by the API)

Once again I must make it clear that I am not sure what I am saying, but from what little I saw, the viewers do not support object selection, use of grips or something like that.
This would make the user experience quite different from what we are used to. My initial intention is to develop an application that does not force CAD users to learn a new way of working.

This makes me reflect on the question asked by BIGAL.
Why not just sit on top of Autocad, intellicad or my choice Bricscad.

In advance, I would like to thank everyone who somehow devoted their time in responding to this topic.
If you have more considerations on the subject, it would be very welcome.

Even if I said something silly above, consider it a lack of experience. My intention, in addition to learning from you, is also to keep the community alive and active.
I am very grateful for everything I learned in the Swamp.