UGS, announced ABAQUS, Inc., has selected 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component software from their D-Cubed subsidiary for use in ABAQUS/CAE. Using geometric dimensions and constraints, D-Cubed's 2D DCM component "sketcher" software will provide a constraint-based sketching environment, significantly enhancing its usability and parametric modeling capabilities. The robust, industry-tested solution is a compelling economic alternative to resource-intensive in-house development that can free their resources for development tasks that focus on their own areas of expertise. For more info, please visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4388-570.
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.