CoCreate Software, which will shortly release SolidDesigner 2001,
claims that more than 200 enhancements in the new version can speed designers'
work by up to 80%.
One new feature, Rapid Design, reportedly helps design engineers
work directly with native and imported 3D design data, using drag-and-drop
techniques to create, modify, and position 3D models and designs. With the new
capabilities, designers can create new parts and modify existing designs, even
if they come from other CAD systems. For example, a tool called 3-D CoPilot
demonstrates possible interactions for all available modifications, when the
user identifies a face or multiple groups of faces. CoCreate expects this tool
to help designers decrease design time by 40 to 80%, compared to icon- and/or
menu-based interaction techniques.
SolidDesigner 2001 also contains a new "Mold Design Advisor" that
provides a predefined feature library, rules-based advice, and automated core
and cavity creation for plastic part optimization. For more information, visit
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