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Ch Mechanism Toolkit 1.0 released

DAVIS, Calif., April 23, 2004 - SoftIntegration, Inc., the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous computing, today announced the release of Ch Mechanism Toolkit. Ch Mechanism Toolkit is for mechanism design and analysis. It contains many mechanism classes and objects for design and analysis of commonly used mechanisms such as fourbar linkage, five-bar linkage, six-bar linkage, crank-slider mechanism, and cam-follower system.

Ch Mechanism Toolkit is based on C/C++ interpreter Ch. With Ch user-friendly high-level numerical and graphical plotting extensions, as well as easy to use QuickAnimation for animation of mechanisms, Ch Mechanism Toolkit can be conveniently used for Web-based mechanism design and analysis of many different mechanisms.

Ch Mechanism Toolkit comes with the source code and examples. It can help you develop solutions for design and analysis of many other mechanisms.

"Ch and Ch Mechanism toolkit provide the user with an outstanding programming environment to develop his own kinematic analysis or synthesis algorithms, the post processing and animation of the mechanisms are very easy thank also to the ready-to-use graphical primitives," says Professor Ettore Pennestri from the University of Roma. "I strongly recommend Ch and this toolkit for all the people working in the mechanism field."

"Ch Mechanism Toolkit allows rapid prototyping of mechanisms," adds Dr. Dawn Cheng, president of SoftIntegration. "Web-based mechanism design and analysis greatly simplifies tasks for engineers and researchers working in the field of mechanisms. It is especially useful for teaching and student learning of working principles and design of mechanisms."


Major Features of Ch Mechanism Toolkit

  • Variety of Mechanisms
    Contain classes for design and analysis of four-bar, crank-slider, five-bar, six-bar linkages including fourbar/crank-slider, Watt six-bar, Stephenson six-bar, and cam-follower mechanisms. Follow the examples of the source code for these mechanisms, users can develop their own software for analysis and design of other mechanisms.

  • Kinematic Analysis
    Perform position, velocity, acceleration analysis for joint angles and coupler points.

  • Synthesis
    Perform synthesis of mechanisms.

  • Dynamic Analysis
    Perform dynamic analysis based on equations of motion.

  • Animation
    Perform animation of mechanisms either in a local machine or through the internet. Easily build animation for other mechanisms using QuickAnimation in the toolkit.

  • Web-Based
    Using the Web-based mechanism design and analysis system and Ch Mechanism Toolkit, design and analysis of four-bar, five-bar, six-bar linkages including fourbar/crank-slider, Watt six-bar, Stephenson six-bar, and cam-follower mechanism can be performed through the Web using a Web browser over the internet without any programming. The user can develop other web-based applications easily using this mechanism toolkit.

  • Plotting Utilities
    Provide many plotting functions to allow output visually displayed or exported as external files with a variety of different file formats including postscript file, PNG, LaTeX, etc. They can also readily be copied and pasted in other applications such as Word in Windows.

  • C/C++ Compatible
    Different from other software packages, programs written in Ch Mechanism Toolkit can work with existing C/C++ programs and libraries seamlessly.

  • Object-Oriented
    Implemented as classes for commonly used mechanisms, Ch Mechanism Toolkit is object-oriented.

  • Embeddable
    With Embedded Ch, Ch programs using Mechanism Toolkit can be embedded in other C/C++ application programs.
Pricing and Availability

Ch Mechanism Toolkit is available in Windows. It costs $199 for academic use and $899 for commercial use.

About SoftIntegration, Inc.

SoftIntegration, Inc., is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services for rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical computing, embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Our flagship product -- Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter. It is the solution for engineers and scientists, Web programmers, software developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system administrators, real-time programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and professors.


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