Vellum Solids combines wireframe, surface, and solids modeling and integrates Drafting Assistant, augmenting its power to identify faces, edges, and holes in addition to endpoints, midpoints, center points, tangencies, and real and extended intersections. Vellum Solids also uses Acis 3.0R1, which features body-healing and stitching technologies which combine surfaces into solids, intelligent objects with parent/child associativity, and nine surface types with trimming and solids.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.