MCAD Tech News #1856 Sep, 2006 By: Jeffrey Rowe
The Times They Are A-Changin’,
Global competition, new consumer habits and evolving technology keep the automotive manufacturing industry on its toes
More than 40 years ago, Bob Dylan wrote “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” a compelling song that describes the changes in the social and political mores of the era. At that time, the United States’ industrial sector was still very strong, and it continued to chug along as it had for several decades.Since then, however, times have been a-changin’ tremendously for the manufacturing sector in this country. Because of these changes, especially in regard to global competition increasing over the past several years, a new era seems to be emerging that may again make the United States a world leader. Read more>>
by Jeffrey Rowe
Compared with its 3D modeling competition, Autodesk Inventor got a late start out of the gate and has played catch-up since its first release. This time around, however, Inventor 11 has caught up with the competition in many respects, and in a couple of instances has surpassed it. Inventor 11 incorporates both the work of Autodesk developers and the fruits reaped from some of its acquisitions. This new version probably reflects the increased capabilities and options users can expect in the future, at least as far as the acquired technologies go. Inventor 11 is a result of all of the parts coming together, and it works in a cohesive and comprehensive manner. Read more>>
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