SolidWorks World 2010 (Day 2) – More Direct Modeling

Here are a couple of pictures showing direct modeling. Here the user wants to increase the length of the part. So he picks the portion highlighted in blue and pulls is along one of the arrows of the gizmo.

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As you can see no new features are added to the bottom of the feature tree. I think this is true direct modeling like how we know it, not direct feature editing or an Instant3D kind of a gimmick.

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Now this is getting really interesting. I am meeting with SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray in about 15 minutes. Let me see if I can pry some information about this from him.

  • Deelip, If there is still a history tree, the edit will either result in modified parameters/sketches in the tree (Instant3D, i.e.-history-based) or a direct edit feature will be added to the tree.

    I suspect that this is just some enhancements to Instant3D.

    Keep it coming!
    Paul

  • I don’t think so. Nothing is added to the bottom of the history tree. I checked with the pictures that I took.

    This is nowhere close to an improved Instant3D. This looks very much like Dassault's V6 technology. Just that features and history are maintained just like in Inventor Fusion.

  • I don’t think so. Nothing is added to the bottom of the history tree. I checked with the pictures that I took.

    This is nowhere close to an improved Instant3D. This looks very much like Dassault's V6 technology. Just that features and history are maintained just like in Inventor Fusion.

  • I don’t think so. Nothing is added to the bottom of the history tree. I checked with the pictures that I took.

    This is nowhere close to an improved Instant3D. This looks very much like Dassault's V6 technology. Just that features and history are maintained just like in Inventor Fusion.