CADPath software is for turning part CAD files into MeasureMax(TM) inspection programs. Other CAD-based inspection programs use wire-frame views which can create problems because they don't show surface detail. CADPath takes IGES input and, using an STL file, brings detailed, solid-type rendering to the graphical interface for direct on-line programming. The software also avoids probe collisions because it automatically optimizes the probe path and does complete path planning.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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