Synchronous Technology Blog

Synchronous Technology was launched by Siemens PLM Software in May 2008.

This is a unique breaktrough in Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology which combines the best constraint driven techniques with direct modelling. It is the first ever design solution that simultaneously synchronises geometry and rules through a decision making inference engine providing a history free, feature based 3D modelling system.

The result is an up to 100 times faster design experience. Designers can devote more time to innovation.

One of Siemens PLM Software first products to include Synchronous Technology was Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology.

Synchronous Technology has certainly got everyone talking.

Industry commentators, the press, CAD users and bloggers are all commenting on this new technology. As you would expect some are positive, some negative, some indifferent, some accurate and some inaccurate.

However we mustn’t lose site of the purpose on any CAD system. It is a tool to help product designers, production engineers and manufacturers perform their primary job responsibilities and should always be judged on this. It is not technology for technology’s sake. It’s about helping companies become more profitable, effective, efficient and productive in this increasingly difficult global economy.

Having read many of the articles and posts it is interesting how opinions vary. As expected those with the greatest clarity are written by those who have seen Synchronous Technology at first hand and understand the true function of a CAD system. In my opinion without this insight it is very difficult to explain such new and groundbreaking technology, and identify the benefits it should deliver.

Debate of any kind is good and should be encouraged as it provides a high degree of transparency. The wider the debate the better as that will most effectively address the fears, uncertainties and doubts of the majority.

The purpose of the Synchronous Technology Blog is to stimulate well informed comment and debate by ensuring that you receive timely, accurate information about Synchronous Technology from those with first hand experience.

As Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology develops the Synchronous Technology Blog will keep you informed and involved.

As new technology is introduced into other products such as SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor with Fusion the Synchronous Technology Blog is an essential resource and required reading for any Solid Edge user or those evaluating 3D CAD tools.

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