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  • Writer's pictureLars Christensen

Engineering Technology, The year 1998

We are on the fourth leg of the DE Desktop Engineering magazine inspired walk down CAD/CAM and engineering historie lane. Check out 1995 and/or 1996 and/or 1997.

Google is officialy founded

Strange to think that there actually was a time we did not have this company around, but more amazingly that a company that makes its money locating stuff for us on the internet can have a revenue above 23.651 billion.

Solid Edge acquired by EDS-Unigraphics

Intergraph and there Solid Edge becomes a part of the EDS family. Solid Edge follows Unigraphics through the UGS name change and into the Siemens adoption. Microsoft launches Windows 98

Windows 98 codenamed Memphis was the 2nd major release of the computer giant, and packed some great stuff including Network, support and web enhancements.

Rhino 1.0 is released

Rhino specializes in free-form non-uniform (NURBS) modeling. It was originally distributed as a free, closed-source, open beta.

CATIA V5 is released

CATIA…Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application…-~should had known that was what it stood for~. So CATIA is the corner stone of Dassault Systems, created back in the late 70’s and then here in 1998 they released there V5 version, a platform that would shape a lot of 3D worldwide for the next 10 years.

What else… The FDA approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, becoming the first pill to be approved to treat this condition in the United States. Apple Computer unveils the iMac. BMW buys Rolls-Royce cars for $570 million. Bill Clinton denies he had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky

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