New CAD software combines best model approaches
SolidThinking, a high-end engineering and analysis software provider, recently released a new system design.
The Evolve 9.0 integrates two modeling approaches. Parametric tools are more precise when building ECAD models, but direct modelers allow for more freedom when playing with design concepts. While earlier technologies have tried to rework their platforms in order to incorporate both approaches, the Evolve 9.0 is the first product to be created with this blend in mind, building a hybrid between the two technologies from the start.
"Everything we develop has the hybrid approach in mind," Darren Chilton, program manager for solidThinking Evolve, told Design News. "It's much easier if you start from ground zero and design something exactly to what you want, rather than take capabilities you already have and make them work together."
New features include a more intuitive interface, a "smart-delete" feature, a simplified workflow, interactive rendering and Spanish and Portuguese language support. Companies new to the 3D CAD world can more easily produce the results they want, thanks to a simpler and more understandable system.