PROTOTYPES, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER simulation
Opinion. Looks at the technical challenges associated with feature-based virtual prototyping. Engineering analysis; Manufacturing challenges; Computer-aided design (CAD) software; Need for product-definition models to move from a geometry-centric CAD approach to a function-centric master model.
PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL applications, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER simulation
Comments on slow adoption of virtual/digital prototyping by companies. Benefits of virtual prototyping for companies; Reason for the limited use of the technology; Critical aspects of virtual prototyping implementation.
Computer Graphics World. Sep97, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p65. 5p. 3 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER-aided design, and COMPUTER simulation
Looks at how digital prototyping is being applied in a number of design projects. Details of how the Formula One team known as Stewart Ford designed a race car using digital prototyping tools; Advantages of working in a virtual environment; Sandia National Laboratories' use of digital-prototyping technology; Boeing's development of its next generation 737 airliners using the technology.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER graphics, and COMPUTER network resources
Focuses on the developments in the rapid prototyping industry in the United States. Transformation of rapid prototyping technology to rapid manufacturing; Limitations to the applicability of rapid manufacturing processes; Advantages of rapid prototyping applications.
COMPUTER industry, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER simulation, and COMPUTER network resources
Focuses on the revenue performance of the computer industry. Growth of revenues in the virtual prototyping and simulation software; Rate of productivity rise in the testing program; Goal on the replacement of physical prototypes by accuracy of the simulations.