As part of the AutoVue Version 19.2 product family, Cimmetry has added two new offerings designed to address the specific requirements of Printed Circuit Board designers and contract manufacturers and marrying further the capabilities of CAD and EDA tools.
With AutoVue EDA Professional, engineers can natively view manufacturing documents, PCB layouts and schematics, while its markup/annotation features and real-time collaboration capabilities promise to facilitate communication across extended teams and to standardize the design review process. The software allows EDA to be integrated with the overall design process without requiring the purchase of costly EDA licenses, company officials claim.
The second addition to this EDA product line is AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional, what Cimmetry dubs as its most complete AutoVue solution. The release features native document viewing, markup, cross-probing and electro-mechanical digital mockup capabilities for the widest range of document types, including PCB layouts and schematics, 3D parts and assemblies, 2D CAD drawings and Office documents.
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.