Archive for January, 2008

SolidWorks World Thank You

 

I have just returned from the show in San Diego.   As always, this was a good show.  We had a chance to present some of our thoughts on trends in information sharing and collaboration for processes such as sourcing, new product development, marketing, production manufacturing and others.   We also had the chance to meet with many, many customers who told us stories about how they are.  That is always the best part of these shows.  We get lots of questions and also get a chance to learn how our customers are using our tools.   Read on to find out what we learned about collaboration, document sharing, interoperability and extending engineering data outside.

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News Flash and Hot Topics

So I get to escape the cold Midwest weather for a while.  We will be participating in SolidWorks World and Pacific Design and Manufacturing in Souther California during the weeks of January 20 and January 27.  I’ve included details below.

I also wanted to get out some news and reminders about the Acrobat 3D contest and recent price changes that you should know about.  Read below to see the details…

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Extending CAD Beyond Engineering

I have been working with many of our customers who have asked about how to get more out of their investment in 3D CAD and PLM.  This is going to be a “how-to” session on doing just that… I would like to show you how to better extend your 3D CAD assets outside of engineering and integrate the product development process across the extended enterprise.

 

Today we will pretend we work at a company called Global Corp. Imagine that you are the engineering lead for a project, and you must communicate technical information to suppliers.   I will show you how repurpose 3D content from virtually any CAD format, making it available cross-functionally, with suppliers and joint venture partners virtually anywhere.  In today’s scenario, I will show you how a technical specification created in an MS Office application can be combined with any 2D or 3D content and shared easily and securely across the enterprise.

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