CAD Productivity & Automation

Smart modeling is a way of using Design Intelligence in the process of creating 3D models of mechanical systems. The idea is to use design tools to automate repetitive tasks, such as creating and adjusting dimensions, and to identify and correct errors, all with the goal of creating accurate and detailed 3D models.

Some examples of how parametric tools can assist in creating accurate and detailed 3D models of mechanical systems are:

  • Automated Part Creation: Automatically create parts and components based on a set of design rules and constraints, reducing the time and effort required to create the model.
  • Intelligent Dimensioning: Assist in creating and adjusting dimensions, by automatically generating dimensions based on the geometry of the model, and by identifying and correcting errors, such as over-constrained or under-constrained dimensions.
  • Error Detection and Correction: Identify errors, inconsistencies, or deviations from standards, and to suggest corrections, such as missing or incorrect dimensions, or incorrect material properties.
  • Parametric Modeling: Assist in creating models, which can be easily modified by changing a set of parameters, such as size, shape, or material properties.
  • Smart Assembly: Automatically positioning components, identifying potential interferences, and suggesting alternative solutions.