In 2010, when Transvalor decided to replatform FORGE® from their existing 3D visualization interface for pre and post-processing, they wanted a GUI and visualization platform that could deliver extreme performance, both in terms of speed and support for large models (typically 1M+ finite elements), a simplified workflow and with inherent future-proofness (with support for cloud-based infrastructures and web-based collaboration). They also wanted something that could run on any hardware, ranging from a simple workstation up to an HPC cluster, and on Windows as well as various Linux variants. Most importantly, they wanted to replatform from scratch. This was one giant leap and it had to be right, the first time.
Working with Ceetron since 1997, Transvalor naturally started the replatforming process internally in 2010 and decided to go for a pre-release using Ceetron 3D Desktop Components in 2012, and released Forge NxT v1.0 for general availability in June 2014. Disclaimer: In 2014 Transvalor took a minority ownership in Ceetron.