[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Sun Jul 13 18:46:21 CDT 2003

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 04:46:31PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Friday, July 11, 2003, at 04:03 PM, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez 
> wrote:

> > 2D is a subset of 3D, so if you can do 3D with it you should be able 
> > to do
> > 2D with it -it may not be pretty though-.
>    Yes, but dealing with *volumes* is a bit different.  Joshua can 
> probably explain this much better than I can, if he's so inclined.

Well, I haven't used BRL-CAD at all, so it is hard to say what exactly
the effect is here.  I'm guessing that it would just forbid yourfrom
creating any surface with a dimension of zero, but if you made
everything 1 unit in thickness you could fake it out to do 2Dish work.
Why you would want that trouble is another question.  BRL-CAD is clearly
an MCAD package, so why try to make it do something else?  

On a side note, Autocad's base program is still only that hybrid 2D
isn't it?  The one where you can only work on a plane, but you can have
multiple planes and orient them how you want?  I'm probably remebering

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