Pliable Display Technology SDK 2.1 and PDT 3D SDK released by IDELIX.Two months after beta release See beta version. , IDELIX Software Inc. has released both Version 2.1 of the Pliable Display Technology (PDT PDT
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PDT ) Software Development Kit and the PDT 3d SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
SDK - Software Developers Kit (or "Software Development Kit"). . Evaluation copies of these SDKs are available to qualified applicants through the IDELIX Partner Program.
Pliable Display Technology was developed as a solution to the problems encountered when working with high-density 2D information and 3D models within the spatial limitations of a display screen. With existing viewing tools it is difficult to understand how, when zoomed into a detailed region of interest, this information relates to the rest of the data set that would otherwise have been zoomed off the screen. PDT provides a more efficient method of working with data by enabling end users to view important detail without losing sight of the surrounding information. Case study results have shown that the integration of PDT provides a more intuitive workflow process resulting in plus 20% efficiency gains achieved by the end user.
The PDT SDK 2.1 features the core functionality of the Pliable Display Technology geometry engine for two dimensional data dimensional data
see dimensional data. applications. It consists of documented libraries and an API that includes support for major platforms such as the Windows desktop family, Windows CE (Windows Consumer Electronics) Microsoft's version of Windows for handheld devices and embedded systems that use x86, ARM, MIPS and SHx CPUs. Windows CE .NET superseded Windows CE 3.0. , and Unix variants such as Linux and IRIX A Unix-based operating system from SGI that is used in its computer systems from desktop to supercomputer. It is an enhanced version of Unix System V Release 4. IRIX integrates the X Window system with OpenGL, creating the first real time 3D X environment. . New to the PDT SDK is a completed port for Mac OS Xdevelopment, backed by a Mac specific example, product demo, and development support team. By supporting Mac OS X, IDELIX is expanding its technology reach to Mac-centric graphic artists, publishers and digital imaging professionals who can experience significant productivity gains through advanced "detail-in-context" viewing and editing capabilities.
PDT 3d SDK is a new product from IDELIX that extends "detail-in-context" viewing functionality to three-dimensional models, such as mechanical drawings. The PDT 3d SDK is built on the existing API of PDT, and offers a way to see an area of interest that is "occluded" or blocked from view by the objects visible in front of it. 3D lenses essentially extend a cone or cylinder toward an object of interest within a 3D model, displacing impeding objects to the outside of the cone or cylinder. Contextual information is preserved, with minimal adjustment to the original structure. This provides users a clear line-of-sight into a model. PDT 3d provides a strong point-of-entry for IDELIX into the Defense, CAD/CAM CAD/CAM
in full computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers. , Electronic Gaming, and Medical Imaging markets.
"Our development team has done an outstanding job incorporating feedback on the beta release and improving the ease of PDT integration for our partners," announced IDELIX President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Bijan Sanii. "The introduction of our 3D technology in combination with the new port for Mac OS X development opens significant market opportunity to the IDELIX business development team and offers a promising start to Q1 of 2003."
The SDKs were written in ANSI C (language, standard) ANSI C - (American National Standards Institute C) A revision of C, adding function prototypes, structure passing, structure assignment and standardised library functions. ANSI X3.159-1989.
cgram is a grammar for ANSI C, written in Scheme. ++, and are available to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) and System Integrators that are interested in integrating PDT as a solution within their leading applications. The PDT SDK supports OpenGL but also includes the PDT Image Warper for hardware-independent rendering of images.