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Rhino / DeskProto software bundle for designers now available.

For immediate release, Feb 2003.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- Feb 27, 2003 -- Delft Spline Systems of the Netherlands is happy to announce a cooperation with Robert McNeel & Associates (Seattle, USA). This cooperation involves combining the Rhino 3D CAD software of McNeel and the DeskProto RP CAM software of Delft Spline Systems at a reduced price, in a new bundle called "RhinoProto".
More information on the bundle can be found at page RhinoProto. This page includes all details on features and pricing, in addition also some great Rhino / DeskProto sample projects are shown.

"Rhino and DeskProto use the same business model of offering easy-to-use and reliable software at low cost." says Lex Lennings of Delft Spline Systems. "In functionality the packages are a perfect match too: Rhino to define the geometry of any (freeform) design in 3D CAD, DeskProto to create prototypes using an affordable desktop CNC milling machine. Any product designer needs Rapid Prototyping, and the RhinoProto bundle allows to create prototypes in-house instead of by outsourcing to a service provider."

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CNC toolpaths for the Rhino logo, created in DeskProto.

Rhino-specialist John Brock of Robert McNeel & Associates is an enthusiastic DeskProto user and states: "The combination of well thought out simplified features and the unique Milling Wizards found in DeskProto, make it highly recommended for users inexperienced in CAM."
In contrast to most other CAM software, DeskProto has been created for designers, not for toolmakers. Typical users range from small design-bureaus and model shops to large corporations like Unilever, Intel, NASA and Sony-Ericsson. Typical applications include product design, packaging, jewelry and education.

About Rhino

The Rhinoceros 3D CAD software by Robert McNeel & Associates brings the full power of NURBS modeling technology to Windows PC's. Rhino is aimed to be used for free-form conceptual design applications, as a companion to any traditional 3D CAD engineering software. Within a very short time Rhino has become one of the most used CAD packages available.
For more information see
Rhino is a registered trademark of Robert McNeel & Associates.

About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competing technology for Rapid Prototyping. The software can import STL files from any 3D CAD system, and can export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key features are the low price and ease of use (the software is aimed at designers, not at CAM specialists) .
For more information see
DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.

DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.