This popped up on Youtube.
Slightly concerned.... it looks like a re-incarnated PCS.
1. No spline profiles.... like PCS2. No arrays ?3. No real handles. The inserted 'xray screen' was still being manipulated via PCS style dimensions.4. No booleans, cut by profile?
Will the new Content Modeler be able to incorporate normal Mstn solids, feature solids etc into the parametric object? For example, you would model the door parametrically as you would in PCS, but may want to be able to import the door handle modeled with the normal Mstn tools.
Will there be some interface to GC functionality somewhere?
I think the best thing you could about it is that it seems to be inside a Mstn environment? Albeit with a Ribbon UI. I wonder if Bentley are thinking of copying Sketchup or 123D (or GC) and offering this as a free app... to encourage people to create content?
An interesting development. I wonder if it allows parametric linking
of all the modeling tools with AecoSim.
That would be cool.
About your questions. Do you know that these features are not part of the Content Modeler
or are you saying that these features aren't available in PCS and hope they are in Content Modeler?
They are questions.... based on the recorded vid... don't have anything else to go by.
This is a quote from article on Bentley's home page titled
Bentley’s cloud could be a ray of sunshine for bim
In development for a future update is a user-friendly interface for creating parametric
objects within AECOsim. This will utilise GC behind the scenes as a parametric engine, an interesting
and long-awaited innovation.
Yea... I wonder if it is the same. Hopefull... so.
Will we finally see an end to the SWA and have a true open design plane?
anybody any update on this tool? Steve?
I believe this is the latest announcement:
I think you're right, Marc. AFAIK the Parametric Content Modeler is tied into MicroStation x64, so when that reaches beta stage (more or less) additional details should be available for PCM as well.