CCE provides software development tools for engineering application providers to access native 3D CAD data in their applications without investing in software or licenses of the CAD systems that produced the data. Currently, the only way to achieve this is by licensing expensive royalty-based API's (Application Program Interface) from CAD software ISVs. Apart from the cost, CAD ISVs, more often than not, have a stringent partner selection process and do not license API's to potentially competitive software vendors. This makes CCE's development tools the ideal component technology for 3D CAD access in enterprise applications in a cost-effective and hassle-free way.
CCE uses its own proprietary technology for these development toolkits, and does not base it on any third-party application/component. CCE’s development tools are seasoned and well architected and helps achieve complete CAD interoperability with very little effort. They are very robust and currently being used not only internally for CCE products, but also by a number of leading MCAD software ISVs (Independent Software Vendor). Applications developed using CCE’s development tools are independent of any form of CAD software or licensing.