Direct CAD News & Views from Kubotek USA

Upgrade your History-Based CAD and BE FREE!

Posted by Scott Sweeney on Mon, May 24, 2010

Ever feel caged in or locked in when you are trying to design or edit in your history-based CAD program (SolidWorks/Inventor/ProE/UG...)?

Computer Aided Design means the computer is aiding your ability to design and make changes, right?

So often, History-based modelers want to lock you in early to a design concept.  They give it a name, design intent.  But, what if you want to develop the intent as you are designing?  Shouldn't you be able to change your mind and try different designs to maximimize the quality and minimize the cost of manufacturing the parts or product?

If you are used to History based CAD, it may be difficult to understand how to use a History-Free modeler.  You might feel that it just not worth understanding or learning a new (and easier) way.  But these new design tools are worth a look!

One employee detailed her journey from Solidworks to KeyCreator in a recent blog.   You may want to read her revelations as she unlearned the history-based paradigms that were shattered as she learned to use KeyCreator Direct (History-Free) CAD.

With a history free modeler, you can start your design however you like, and with KeyCreator, the ability to use smart tools like the Dynahandle(TM) to cut and paste features (and various other things) continues to work even as your model gets complex.  

The market is now learning about all of the advantages of History-Free modeling.  History-based modelers are now introducing elements of direct modeling into their history-based modeler, but these tools are limited at best.  To enjoy the true freedom of Direct Modeling, a history-free modeler is essential.

We are convinced that many designers and engineers in the supply chain are using the wrong modeler.  Life could be so much easier for them. So, for a limited time, we are offering an incredible Competitive Upgrade program.  Upgrade your history based modeler, any version, any company (SolidWorks, Inventor, ProE, UG, NX...) and receive KeyCreator, complete, with history-free modeling, many translators, including native Solidworks and Inventor translators (and many others), for only $2,200.  This is not a lease. This is a full perpetual license of KeyCreator.  Want to learn more?  Click on  Upgrade your History-based CAD.

I thank you for reading and forwarding, tweeting, digging or however you like to share this blog. 

And I welcome your comments!

 Scott

 

Topics: 3D Direct Modeling, 3D Direct CAD, History-free CAD, Upgrade to History-free CAD

The FAA, Model Based Definition and Your 3D Data

Posted by John Agoglia on Mon, May 03, 2010

The FAA has released some new draft guidelines regarding the use of data in manufacturing.  The role of interoperability in CFR 14 Part 21 (Data Use in Certification), Order 8000.7 and Draft Advisory Circular AC21-XXX on Model Based Definition and Moving Certification Data in the Aerospace Industry are all hot topics now. 

Bob Deragisch from Parker Aerospace is helping lead discussions on these topics Bob Deragisch, Parker Aerospacewith Kubotek.  First, he'll be at a Round Table hosted by Kubotek at the conclusion of CIC this week.  Bob, along with James DeLaPorte from Gulfstream, will be on hand to talk these issues from both a tier one supplier and OEM perspective.  Click her to read more about this special session.

Bob will continue the discussion to talk further about Improving Aerospace Supply Chain Quality and Productivity at the Manhattan Beach Marriott on May 12.  This seminar, hosted by Kubotek USA, Elysium Inc, and Lattice Technologies, will highlight ways in which Aerospace suppliers can improve supply chain quality and productivity.  Click here to learn more about Making 3D Data Work for You Seminar.

Topics: Aerospace Design, Model Based Definition, MBD, LOTAR