With the great excitement about the intellectual wealth that the Internet era brings, there is a room to wonder about our nature when contemporary amazing knowledge and wisdom generate mainly a superficial dull content. It was supposed to be wonderful beyond imagination. Almost all the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of humanity is in the hand of each with amazing accessibility requires only clicking the big G icon on the smart phone. It was supposed to be wonderful beyond imagination. Almost all the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of humanity is in the hand of each with amazing accessibility requires only clicking the big G icon on the smart phone. When each of us, in the modern age, can be author, journalist, photographer, critic, publisher or distributor of is words of wisdom, I would expect to find intellectuals everywhere, and People who value knowledge and can ask questions and seek answers. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Enough to see the newly elected officials for our government (Israel) to understand how knowledge , critical thinking and questioning are now disadvantage and a social disorder.
Perhaps, the problem is in the form of contemporary media. When It is so easy to communicate and publish at a variety methods from e-mail, social networks, blogs, SMS, talkback to a word processor or just a Wikipedia entry the lack of knowledge and education can distribute like spam . So, we are drowning in written words, printed or broadcast, such a quantity that hides the quality.At my professional world, we once had respected magazines and writers that did products evaluation, tested and made comparisons and benchmarks. The CAD world domain greatly increased in recent years, added millions of users, the amount of money that the industry turnover is huge but the real audit, independent that can save thousands dollars to the average user, almost completely disappeared and remained in the hands of a few blogs covering the subject from time to time.
In the 80's, The Buggles, sings "video killed the radio star". Did blogs and talkbacks did the same to magazines?
Like in the worlds of written content, it has never been easier to design and create a 3D model. We have easy to use modelling software, 3D scanning, the new 3D direct editing solid modeller or funny tools like sketch-up ThinkerCad and so. All this wealth is demonstrated to a great shallow quality that you can find at GrabCad web site or the like. Lots of beautiful and impressive models that refer to engineering and design as this post is refer to classical literature.
In my opinion, there's something at the classics mechanical design Solid software, the traditional method that involving sketches, dimensions and 3D geometries, that requires engineering thinking and a deeper understanding the parts, the connections between them and the mode of production. I do like direct editing software such as 123D, Spaceclaim, Solid Edge ST or Inventor Fusion. They are fun to play with, to produce geometries quickly and change them easily. It is impressive, easy and quick to use as long as things remain simple. But, Would the new CAD software generation, which becomes more handy, allows editing without conditions, require less learning and training, will overwhelm us in a flood of poorly planned models that will become a bad product some day ?
I'd love to hear your opinions,