It is pretty simple. Nice program to create simple non-complex type models.
Makes a nice transition into Inventor and if V6 is the same thing would be great
if indeed it is the same thing as fusion.
We will have to see.
I think direct modeling is a bridge between platforms.
As Autodesk called it fusion, it is a melting pot for models.
Of course It is not in Solidworks interest to build bridge since they already owned the market.
People still feel very comfortable with Solidworks interface and procedure to create models.
My interest in V6 is the 1km barrier in part model.
I talked to Solidworks rep sometimes ago regarding the issue. They suggested V6 may break that barrier (not confirmed)
We have a lot of models created from civil 3d that is 20km X 30 km X 10km
There is no way of importing them into Solidworks.
However, with Plant 3d and Inventor Fusion, we probably don't need to import Civil 3D into Solidworks.
I guess we will just have to see. I know I heard also that (not sure when) that SW was chaning the kernal
the software would be using. Maybe this speaks to V6 as well. I hope it brings what you are anticipating.
You might want to take a look at this thread.
I don't think the answer is Autodesk Inventor Fusion, Solid Edge ST or any other of the tricks to get around what the real problem is.
The real problem seems to be the contraint solvers in old geometry modeling engines (kernels) like Parasolid, Granite One (PTC) and Autodesk Shape Manager (code purchased from Spatial (ACIS)).
I think SolidWorks V6 is an attempt to solve this problem. Too bad SolidWorks Corp. doesn't want to come right out and say what the real problem is.
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