A Star is Born (Not)

So, I have been writing in this Blog about how Adobe can help all manufacturing companies extend their engineering information across and outside the enterprise.  Our LiveCycle enterprise solutions, Acrobat clients and Connect synchronous and asynchronous tools are all aimed at both managing workflows and extending them.  The reach provided by the ubiquity and rich functionality of Adobe’s cross-platform, run time clients, the free Adobe Reader and Flash are unlocked by our solutions.  Data collection, collaboration, review and comment cycles and of course the ability to share information anywhere was the message I was trying to convey with this picture in a recent article.
  Of course, the workflows could be simple ad hoc collaboration or managed workflows.

So along comes Rak Bhalla from Marketing and says “Doug, that’s fine, but can you show me an example?”  I wrote another article I called Extending CAD outside Engineering showing how to combine 2D and 3D content and make them available broadly.  Well, still not satisfied Rak asked if I would do a “Breezo”.  Well, I did.  Read on to find out what a “Breezo” is and to view what I did.

Watch the “Breezo”

Some of us at Adobe got in the habit of using the term “Breezo” to refer to recorded Connect sessions and such. The term dates back to Breeze, the old Macromedia Product.  That product has eveolved into Connect.  A better term for the recordings would be “Connecto”.  For the record, this was actually done with Captivate, Presenter and Soundbooth.  It is a live demonstration, showing similar content to the “Extend” article.  Now, I realize I’m no stage performer, and there are a couple of little glitches, but this recording might help you understand what is possible.  Obviously, in a limited time I can only show you a little, but I think I hit some of the key points.  To view the recording, just click here and just click on Extending Product Information Outside of Engineering.

I’ll be doing more of these, so feedback would be helpful, but remember I’m no rock star.


One Response to A Star is Born (Not)

  1. Doug Halliday says:

    Hi Bob,Saw your comment. By “this site” I assume you mean my blog site. For future references, there are some really good user/ask an expert forums in place on the Acrobat web site. Its pretty easy to navigate to them. Here is a link: http://www.acrobatusers.com/tech_corners/3d. A3D is not a CAD authoring or high-end visualization/dmu tool, but you can add callouts using the comment tools. The current release does not associate callouts with parts, but rather creates associated views. I hope this helps.Thanks,Doug