What Really Defines What A Kernel Is or Isn't ?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by jon banquer, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. jon banquer

    jon banquer Guest

    Frequently "The Virus" has insisted he is the All Knowing OZ on
    what is and what isn't a kernel.

    I don't think so. :>)

    I would argue that what defines a kernel is *vendor specfic*.

    Here is an interesting bit I found in VX's CAD Fundamentals PDF.

    "Support for efficient definition, manipulation and management of assemblies
    was a fundamental consideration in the design of the VX architecture. For
    example, the VX OVERDRIVE (TM) Object Manager loads only the
    display data for an object into memory unless the object is activated for
    edit. This minimizes the memory footprint for a given assembly and maximizes
    the assembly size that can be effectively worked with. The VX
    OVERDRIVE (TM) Object Manager also allows the user to decide how
    the assembly is to be distributed into files --- each component in a
    separate file, the entire assembly in one file, or anywhere in between.

    With VX, true in-context assembly design is now a reality. Selecting a
    component for edit is a simple double-click. Of course, VX provides
    tools to manage the scope of the assembly display and a browser for
    viewing and manipulating the assembly using it's tree graph. Simplified
    and alternate components can be defined. Support for creation and
    recall of alternate assembly configurations is integrated into the core
    VX modeling system. Controls for object sign-out/sign-in and
    management of revisions are built in to the VX OVERDRIVE (TM)
    kernel of VX, as are assembly level features and the ability to easily
    create part variations and derivations.

    Distribution of assembly modeling data is an obvious way to facilitate
    concurrent engineering, and VX takes it one step further. By leveraging
    VX OVERDRIVE (TM) kernel level support for assemblies, VX
    provides a unique component functionality with which engineering
    groups can partition and distribute portions of an individual part.
    Critical parameters and geometry can be associatively shared between
    components. At the part level, component shapes are merged together
    and, if desired, combined using Boolean operators."

    jon banquer, Jan 24, 2005
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  2. jon banquer

    Cliff Guest

    But you don't have clue #1 what a kernel is, right? Just
    blurbs that contain the term, right?

    What fun !!!! I went on a little search ...... is this your FIRST
    post to Usenet pretending to be an expert on the subject (in 1998)?

    From: "Jon Banquer" <>
    Subject: Re: Spatial Deformable Modeling
    Date: 1998/10/20
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    Hope this thread does not get deleted as I have an e-mail from Anne
    Brown saying
    it is going to be removed from the server.

    I have not been able to download the 36 meg prerelease of "s 98 Plus".

    The Spatial Deformable Modeler does NOT require the ACIS toolkit
    Kernel. It can
    be run independently. The Spatial Defromable Husk DOES require the
    ACIS toolkit
    (kernel). They appear to be the same thing.

    Since I have not had a chance to get my hands on using the Deformable
    I would like to know how people are using it, what they think of it,
    and am looking
    forward to hearing / seeing what can be done with it.

    I would also like to know if it will be in MDT in the future. This
    technology appears
    to be very significant and I do not know who and why is telling Anne
    Brown to
    yank posts about it.


    LMAO !!!
    Cliff, Jan 24, 2005
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