Addressing feature tree failure and recomputes

Cory Goulden, CAD Administrator at National Steel Car, discusses his rules on what not to do in tradional history-based modeling: Thou shalt not: add rounds until final steps, model with no design intent, create a part without anticipating changes, etc…etc…Cory’s 8-year old son Conor can design consumer products with the new Solid Edge. He showed a video to prove it. Cory said he was a big fan of James Dyson.

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