Go to the web for collaborative design. (CAD).
The software suite consists of IX Design product-modeling software, which is available separately, and IX Collaboration server software that manages simultaneous electronic collaboration among users at different locations. IX Design combines rules-based design and feature-based modeling into a new "intelligent functional modeling" capability. This automatically applies geometry to model features when changes are made during the design process. Also, these changes are much easier to implement than with other CAD systems because they can be made independent of model history.
The accompanying screen shots show an example of how on-line collaboration can work. Above, a hair dryer is being designed with a standard round motor housing (in yellow). As the engineer works on this design, he receives an e-mail message on his screen telling him that the Manufacturing Dept. has a new square motor. At right, the engineer accepts the e-mail from Manufacturing, and the new square motor (in green) immediately merges with the digital model. IX SPeeD automatically revises the geometry to match the replacement part--for example, changing the round hole for the old motor housing to a rectangle. IX Design alone costs $1500 for a one-year license. Tel:(408) 360-7700, www.impactxoft.com
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2002|
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