Development of advanced software and tools is supporting a wide range of functions in manufacturing, as end-users focus on incorporating automated tools and technology to improve productivity and reduce operational costs. Development of effective model-based manufacturing technologies has prompted the manufacturing sector to incorporate it in their operations, resulting into rapid, accurate, and affordable production.
Growing popularity of simulation-modelling in manufacturing industry is boosting awareness on the benefits of model-based manufacturing. Usage of solid models in manufacturing procedures has also witnessed an increase in the recent times. Companies want resolutions that allow them to quickly program their parts directly from these solids using the original native CAD data. Feature recognition, reliable data import, and solid based machining are also becoming a necessity.