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Computervision, Inc. (CV) was an early pioneer in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

1969 Founded by Marty Allen and Philippe Villers, and headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.

Its early products were built on a Data General Nova platform. Starting around 1975, Computervision built its own "CGP" (Computervision Graphics Processor) Nova-compatible 16-bit computers with added instructions optimized for graphics applications and using its own operating system known as Computervision Graphic Operating System (CGOS). In the 1980s, Computervision transitioned to Unix.

1998 Computervision was acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation.

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