This is a post by Cat McClintock on the PTC site.
While engineers have flocked to 3D CAD for more than a decade to gain efficiencies and boost overall designs, many settle in on a version of their software, and stay there—for years.
But like an older generation that clung to 2D drawings, these CAD holdouts may be missing out on important opportunities. Thanks to a slew of highly accessible, more advanced features, it’s time to reevaluate your 3D CAD system. From augmented reality (AR) functionality that provides another dimension to the digital experience to sophisticated generative functions that automate the design of complex shapes, the latest CAD platforms are packed with enough promise to entice even the most vociferous holdouts. If you haven’t upgraded, here’s what you’re missing out on: