Autodesk peeled back another layer of detail about its new Inventor Fusion technology, specifically showcasing a new change manager function that unites direct and parametric modeling workflows within a single digital CAD model. The second preview, available now on Autodesk Labs, provides a first look at technology, which gives users the freedom to choose the best modeling approach for their particular task and move back and forth as necessary.
As Kevin Schneider, Autodesk product manager, explains it, the change manager function lets users edit a model in Inventor Fusion and then move it into Inventor, where the model is automatically updated if the user decides to accept the changes. Unlike other solutions, which Schneider says deliver direct modeling capabilities by adding features at the bottom of the history tree, Autodesk’s approach won’t inject inaccuracies into the CAD model, Rather, he says users will be presented with the changes made to the original parametric features and they can choose to accept or deny them as they see fit. Schneider says Autodesk is going with this approach because of feedback it heard directly from customers. “We clearly heard customers say we need changes made in a history-free way to be seamlessly represented in the model’s parametric history,” he explains.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
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