Media Advisory: MCAD Smackdown! Direct modeling vs. Parametric modeling

Distinguished Panel to Debate Pressing Question for CAD Users
Feb. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- WHAT: On the Edge with Cadalyst, podcast #4: MCAD Smackdown! Going head to head: direct vs. parametric modeling.

On Thursday, February 24, 2011, some of the mechanical CAD industry’s most  knowledgeable (and opinionated) voices will assemble to debate one of today’s existential technology questions: When, why and how do you use direct and/or parametric modeling to best support your business?

Moderated by Cadalyst contributing editor and CAD guru Bill Fane, an all-star panel will cut through the marketing hype to deliver some practical, expert insight about these two very different approaches to 3D modeling. Attendees can pose their own questions to the panel throughout the discussion.

The panel includes avid users and proponents as well as creators of the technologies:
•   Mike Payne, co-founder of SpaceClaim, SolidWorks and PTC
•   Ben Eadie, Blogger and SolidWorks Instructor,
•   Carl White, director, digital design product management, Autodesk
•   John McCullough, vice president, product management, Kubotek
•   John Buchowski, vice president, product management, PTC
•   Dan Staples, director of Solid Edge product development, Siemens PLM Software

On the Edge with Cadalyst, a recurring series of discussions focused on the technological and business issues of manufacturing IT, is rapidly emerging as the industry’s forum-of-record. Previous discussions are available for download at and in the iTunes® Store at

WHEN: Thursday, February 24 at 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT, 17:00 GMT

WHERE: Register for this webcast at

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Designers, engineers, project managers, CAD and PLM users, engineering managers and executives, and anyone else involved in product design and development and the business of manufacturing.
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