Until NX9, this technology was limited to 3D modeling operations. Now, Siemens has added edges and 2D Sketch geometry to Synchronous! I will post about 2D Synchronous next week; today we will focus on Synchronous for 3D modeling.
Today, the mechanical CAD industry is dominated by history-based parametric solid modeling.History-based parametric modeling is powerful, in that engineers can specify their models in complex mathematical terms, capturing their design intent while doing so.
The initial authoring of a model is typically known as “forward create”, and is often done by one person or, for very complex models, a small team. While building a model, we find it fairly easy to express intent and make changes.
But what happens when the original modeling strategy is forgotten, or the model must pass through a translator where all of the parametric data is lost?