If you’re familiar with Siemens PLM Software’s Synchronous Technology, you’ve heard a lot of talk about how it melds many of the ease-of-use and flexibility benefits of history-free modeling into what’s traditionally viewed as a history-based CAD product. But what about how Synchronous Technology, which is now at the heart of both NX and Solid Edge, can be deployed on history-based models? Siemens PLM Software has a video tutorial that shows how the technology comes into play to easily edit models with history.In the video example, an engineer needs to change an eight-year-old fully parametric part and its associated drawings. The task described has to do with modifying a pocket while trying to maintain the history tree–a task that apparently is not as easy as it sounds. Because the original designer didn’t anticipate such a change, there are features in the model’s history that cause interference. The video tip shows you how to use Synchronous Technology to make the change, while keeping the model’s history intact.
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.
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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.