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Computer graphics tools

Computer graphics tools

Computer graphics tools

(OP)
Sirs:

I am looking for software graphics tools for developing an engineering application. The applic. considers an GUI for creating 3D models using
simple geometrical shapes. Once entered the solid model the software
performs some numerical calculations and presents the results.
Are such types of tools availables? Can anybody help me on finding such products?
Thanks and regards
      Capablanca

RE: Computer graphics tools

What kind of calculations?  There are thousands of apps out there, but without knowing what kind of calculations you need, any suggestions we give will be practically useless.

I've used AutoCAD, 3DStudio, SolidWorks, Rhino, some EM software, etc. and they all were used for gathering different types of information.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: Computer graphics tools

What platform: Windows, *nix or something else.

RE: Computer graphics tools

(OP)
Sirs:
   The application shall be standalone , in C++ or Fortran,
Windows. I am looking for tools that enable me to insert
graphic code for my GUI.I dont knoww if exists some tools
for doing this.Perhaps there are some programs that I can
embed in my code.A sort of 3d graphic engine that can facilitate the software development.The calculations,working
over the entered graphic model are related with structural
dynamics.
    Thanks and regards     Capa
  

RE: Computer graphics tools

You're looking for DLLs, not stand-alone applications, then.  That makes for a completely different beast.  There are plenty of 3D engines, but you'll most likely need a separate set of DLLs for any calculations, and they likely won't be cheap.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: Computer graphics tools

You could have a look at DirectX.  It has a 3D API which you may be able to use.  You can get a quick tutorial from one of the game writing sites.  The other one is OpenGL.  Both VC++ and SilverFrost Fortran have OpenGL interfaces.

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