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May 08, 2008

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Scott Sheppard

I was managing HOOPS when Jeff Kowalski and Bob Covey approached me with the HOOPS Immediate-mode Drawing Interface. I said we've got to work an "E" in there, so we can call it HEIDI. I suggested Extensible, and it stuck. The "Immediate-mode" aspect of HEIDI was important because, as designed, HOOPS is a retained graphics system with a graphics database. This was inappropriate for AutoCAD which already had its own database - AcDB. We needed something that would draw very quickly and let the application keep track of the data.

TRubin

floti (fantastically laughing on the inside)

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