The major 3D modeling systems on the market (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.) use Parametric (or history-based) modeling to develop parts and systems, but that technology is a leftover from decades ago. Direct Modeling, where you can instantly manipulate, blend, and merge any aspect of your 3D model at will, is the new powerhouse of the manufacturing world. Advanced 3D modeling systems, like BricsCAD Mechanical, let you create models by directly manipulating the geometry on the screen. Every addition or edit to your objects are applied to the model in real-time. There are no dependencies to worry about and you can apply changes, without causing earlier-built objects to fail. Once a sketch is formed into a model, its profile can be removed, because it’s not tied to the “historic” geometry. Direct Modeling is simpler, faster, and has improved system performance since there are no dependencies to keep track of and recalculate with every modification.
ZenTek Consultants is the Premier Sales Partner for BricsCAD in the U.S. and we invite you to this FREE, 30 min. webinar where we will present the concepts of Direct Modeling, with a comparison of how much easier it works than traditional history/parametric-based methods.