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.
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