Geometry Kernel

The library used in a CAD package to manage the creation, modification, and storage of geometry. The kernel can be proprietary to the CAD package or a third-party library that is used by many CAD programs. ACIS and Parasolid are the two most common kernels. In additive manufacturing, the kernel is important because geometry can be stored and transferred between programs in the native kernel format, avoiding translations.

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