Research firm CIMdata has published a new paper advising CAD users on the importance of tools that allow them to deal with large product assemblies. The report, "CAD Selection Considerations: Product Assemblies," is available for free.
Design engineers in all industry verticals report that their products continue to grow in sophistication, the report says. The added complexity in product models driven by market demand for enhanced capabilities and customization often results in larger and more complex 3D model assemblies. Design engineers find their current CAD solution can be challenged by the large data structures that must be defined, loaded, and manipulated. When selecting a CAD solution, prospective users must assess their requirements for dealing with large product assemblies and focus their choice on a solution that delivers sufficient performance and interaction, the report continues.
This paper, the third in a series, identifies and discusses a number of functional capabilities for dealing with large product assemblies within CAD solutions. The first two papers dealt with geometric model change editing and multi-CAD data, respectively.
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