It's Friday night, you want to go home and you just got a change request. But the person who made this parametrized model is long gone, sipping a fruity cocktail on some sunny beach. What's going to save you? Synchronous modeling.

You can have the best of both worlds.
You can use a full history-based approach and supplement that with Synchronous Technology to extend or modify the original design intent of your model. One example is that you need to edit a feature of a very old part. No one in the company remembers how to edit a PreV-13 sketch, they’ve all retired by now. Editing the original feature causes dependent features to fail or update incorrectly. Keep your design driven parameters, relationships and constraints as they are today and add a feature, at the end of your history tree, to manipulate the geometry to the new desired form.

Dumb Models?
Models without a history tree are dumb models and you can’t do much with them. Not the case when you deploy Synchronous Technology. Take a STEP (Parasolid or IGES) model downloaded from a vendor or supplier, add Synchronous Technology features to Smarten it up or add intelligence to the model. Directly open a SolidWorks part in NX, use Synchronous Technology to manipulate the model for your needs.

We held this webinar on Weds. Nov 14, 2018

We recently held our annual look at CAD-CAM solutions for aerospace engineering and manufacturing at our Seattle NX User's Group event. In this live recording our CAD guru Matt Martin walks through his go-to tips & tricks when it comes to NX, including Synchronous Modeling and what the future of NX looks like with the impending launch of NX Continuous Release.