CATDADS(TM) version 9.0 is for design simulation and is embedded in CATIA(reg). The software allows users to analyze real-world behavior of mechanical systems directly in CATIA. Simulation results are viewed as graphs and animation to verify fit, performance, and reliability of product designs before building a single physical prototype.
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One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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