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The BRL-CAD Package is a powerful Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) based solid modeling system. BRL-CAD includes an interactive geometry editor, a ray tracing library, two ray-tracing based lighting models, a generic framebuffer library, a network-distributed image-processing and signal-processing capability, and a large collection of related tools and utilities. A few of the applications linked to BRL-CAD include:

  • Optical Image Generation (including specular/diffuse reflection, refraction, multiple light sources, and articulated animation)
  • An array of military vehicle design and evaluation V/L Codes Bistatic laser analysis
  • Predictive Synthetic Aperture Radar Codes (including codes due to ERIM)
  • High-Energy Laser Damage
  • High-Power Microwave Damage
  • Weights and Moments-of-Inertia
  • Neutron Transport Code
  • PATRAN [TM] and hence to ADINA, EPIC-2, NASTRAN, etc. for structural/stress analysis
  • X-Ray image calculation

Current Version:   5.3

License Type:   FREE distribution with no support privileges or FULL SERVICE distribution

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