Bentley Systems and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks License Nexus Architecture

11 Aug, 2008

Companies plan to use the technology to enhance the MicroStation and SolidWorks products lines.

Luxology today announced at the SIGGRAPH conference that Bentley Systems and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks have licensed its Nexus rendering technology. Bentley chose Nexus for its overall performance and plans to use it for enhancements to Bentley's MicroStation product lines as well as other applications. DS SolidWorks selected Nexus for its modern architecture and rendering capabilities.

"At Bentley, we listen closely to our users and understand that their need for photorealistic renderings to win new business and bring existing projects to successful completion continues to grow," said Ray Bentley, Bentley Systems executive vice-president. "We've always delivered an outstanding set of visualization tools, and now, through our new licensing agreement with Luxology, we will provide our users with rendering technology that takes visualizations to an unsurpassed level of realism."

Nexus is Luxology's cross-platform, media-aware architecture that supports the rapid deployment of 2D and 3D authoring and visualization applications, and it is the same technology that is used to develop modo software. Nexus includes a variety of modeling, sculpting, rendering, painting, and animation capabilities, is multicore aware and fully scriptable using Perl, Python, or LUA, the company states.

"Luxology has a strong emphasis on workflow in addition to very modern technology," said Fielder Hiss, director of product management at DS SolidWorks. "We welcome them as a new technology partner and are excited to deploy their renowned rendering technology in our future product developments."

Luxology's technology licensing program enables partners to leverage the company's Nexus software architecture to build targeted 2D and 3D applications for the PC and Mac, or to add new 3D capabilities to existing software.