ME10, now Creo Elements / Direct Drafting is a CAD program exclusively for two-dimensional drawings, which are found mainly in the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
The program was developed by Hewlett Packard in Germany. 1986 HP released the first version. Within Hewlett Packard department MDD (Mechanical Design Division ) ME10 developed further. This division was spun off in 1996 and established as CoCreate Software GmbH, a subsidiary of Hewlett -Packard. In 2000, a management buy -out (MBO) was initiated with the help of investment companies. This CoCreate is represented in 30 countries and an independent company with 450 employees worldwide.
The program includes its own macro language. There are also various additional modules, as the module, Parametric ' for variant design. ME10 was designed as an open system, that is, it was left to other companies offer the necessary application-specific solutions. These solutions are described, for example as standard parts libraries for engineering. A special feature of ME10 is working with a model structure (tree structure), the constructing in engineering better maps than working with layers. Another key feature is working with construction geometry. Also meets the engineering designer. This technique has since been adopted by other CAD programs ( AutoCAD).
ME10 was originally developed for the operating system HP -UX. With the success of Microsoft Windows, a version for this operating system was offered. In the meantime, some versions were developed under Linux. Meanwhile, MS- Windows, the standard platform for ME10.
In 2002 was renamed under the new CEO William M. Gascoigne ME10, and was called after OneSpace Designer Drafting, now abbreviated to OneSpace Drafting (as opposed to 3D Product OneSpace Modeling). ME10 is still one of the most used 2D CAD programs in mechanical engineering in Germany.