I want to provide clarification regarding the CoCreate platform and what it means to have a Dynamic Modeling based approach.
There are two approaches to 3D product development: history-based and Dynamic Modeling based (or history-free). Each approach is different and each has its own benefits and applications for a company. Which is best for an organization is based upon the company, their product, and their product's lifecycle.
Sometimes the differences between the two, and what it means to be Dynamic Modeling based, is best shown rather than described. In support of this, we created an on-demand webcast that presents the benefits of our approach followed by a product demonstration highlighting the product’s applications and strengths.
On-demand webcast: http://www.cocreate.com/rd/dd
The benefits we enable are supported through a long list of customer successes across the high-tech electronics and machinery industries. These stories span the small to mid-size business up to the corporate enterprise. Some feature companies that at first tried a history-based approach and then switched to CoCreate’s platform because of the characteristics of their product development process.
Success stories: http://www.cocreate.com/success_stories.cfm
We separate the discussion of history and parametrics. CoCreate also offers parametric capabilities within its product. Parametric relationships are important for some types of product development environments and we recognize that. Rather than having a fully constrained model, CoCreate lets you add them as needed.
The primary difference between these two approaches is in the geometry creation and modification process. And that comes from either being history-based or Dynamic Modeling based.
I hope that the above resources help clarify and support CoCreate’s position within the CAD and PLM industry.