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MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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What's it like being a senior modeler with other artists under your supervision?
Brian Rohde, Senior Manager Product Manager responsible for the 3D ACIS Modeler cited one example: We added new workflows for Boolean operations, one of the most important and common geometric modeling capabilities needed by industry.
In order to validate the model, user test cases are jointly developed by the stakeholder SMEs and a modeler. Once the process workflow and test cases are finalized, the modeler preprocesses the input data that will be used as the forcing function for this transaction-based model.
The rounder face was created in late 2013 by a team of archaeologists and 3-D modelers from Italy and Brazil.
The benefit is that the energy modeler can discover that for improving the overall energy consumption of each building it would pay off substantially to invest in improving the first group of inputs, but it would not pay off significantly to invest in improving the second group of the inputs.
AIR says its estimate reflects physical damage to property and contents, the modeler's assumed take-up rates for insurance in the affected areas, and current industry exposure,
The modelers, Holborn says, are assuming low take-up of flood coverage, but also assuming that personal-lines insurers will pay some losses due to flooding because of adjuster errors or contract ambiguity.
Creo Options Modeler contributes to PTC's AnyBOM Assembly technology vision, which promises to give teams the power and scalability needed to create, validate and reuse information for modular product architectures.
In fact, many of the modelers who create Alaska buildings simply do it as a hobby.
According to CA its ERwin Data Modeler for Microsoft SQL Azure enables customers to make fact-based decisions about which data to move to the cloud and which to keep on premise, allowing them to: create an inventory of data assets, including both cloud and on-premise databases, using a single visual interface; migrate from on-premise databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server, to cloud-based databases, such as Microsoft SQL Azure; and maintain their cloud-based databases using a familiar desktop data modelling paradigm, eliminating the need for specialised skills or training.
Plus, power outages cause by Irene played a factor in estimating insured loss--which varies between modelers.--By Chad Hemenway, PropertyCasualty360.com