Archive for April, 2008

Auto Industry Collaboration Leadership

The Automotive industry is making some remarkable progress in PLM.  I recently participated in AUTOe, a mostly automotive PLM conference at Oakland University in suburban Detroit.  Progress in adopting 3D Model-Based Engineering has been so strong that the industry is taking the next steps.  The overriding theme of the conference was collaboration, which was broadly defined to include all of the various forms of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration.  I recorded a number of things that I would like to share.  Please read on to learn about my observations.

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Pitfalls Along the Road to Becoming a 3D Enterprise

Some time ago I posted an article about what I see as the 2D to 3D trend.  Will we continue to see movement to 3D or will that progress somehow plateau?  The major point of that article was that not everything is or needs to be 3D-based and the best companies are learning to blend the two effectively.   There is no doubt that 3D content will continue to grow.  There are technical challenges, process challenges and, most importantly, people challenges.   I read an interesting article recently by Robert Green in cadalyst entitled “The Realists Guide to 3D Implementation, Part 1” The article is on the mark in my opinion.   

I would like to jump off from Robert’s article to offer offer my thoughts on how companies like Adobe are helping with that transition.

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