D-Cubed 2D DCM

Increase sketching productivity in your software applications with D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM)—the most widely adopted 2D geometric constraint solver.

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Why D-Cubed 2D DCM?

Create and modify 2D sketches more efficiently by applying dimensions and geometric constraints that accurately specify and preserve the location of geometries in a 2D sketch. D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM) is a geometric constraint solver that enables intuitive sketching techniques that can be seen in many advanced 2D and 3D design applications.

Sketching productivity is also enhanced because users can modify designs more easily by changing particular dimension values or dragging geometry. Geometric constraint solving maintains the design intent by ensuring that all the other dimensions and constraints are satisfied.

Available as a software component, software vendors can easily develop custom sketching solutions with reduced risk and time-to-market.

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2D Geometric constraint solving

Automatically create parametric sketches by using the 2D DCM to infer dimensions and constraints between sketch entities, either in legacy drawings, or “on the fly” while the user is sketching.

2D DCM operates on points, lines, circles, ellipses, conics, splines and parametric curves. Dimensions and constraints include distance, angle, radius, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, symmetric, normal and equal distance/radius. Variable dimensions can be linked by equations that are solved simultaneously.

Designing with free-form curves

Configure splines using constraints including spline length, tangent direction, tangent length, second derivative, equal direction and equal curvature. A choice of solving modes is available according to preferred behavior.

Solving options and diagnostics

Specify preferred solving outcomes, such as minimal movement of geometry. Feedback is always provided about the status of the sketch, including under-constrained or over-constrained geometry.

Case Study


COMSOL chooses Parasolid and D-Cubed to enhance multiphysics simulation
Case Study

COMSOL chooses Parasolid and D-Cubed to enhance multiphysics simulation


Location:Stockholm, Sweden

Siemens Software:Parasolid, PLM Open

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