It looks like Dassault is making good on its promise to make its 3DLive lightweight 3D collaboration tool play nicely with third-party CAD offerings.
At this week’s SolidWorks World, Dassault announced a new version of 3DLive enhanced to take advantage of multi-CAD product information. The Web-based tool employs a unique, turntable “lazy-susan” style interface, allowing users across all functional areas to easily navigate, search for and share 3D models in an intuitive fashion without being familiar with Boolean search parameters or filling in property sheets and without having to own and work in CAD or PLM systems.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.