Archive for March, 2009

More on Interoperability

In today’s challenging economic climate, manufacturing firms are very focused upon finding and correcting inefficiencies.  One of the major concerns is the need for interoperability.  Multiple proprietary formats and applications in the CAD world alone, costs manufacturers billions every year. Concurrent engineering is one of the principle drivers for brining quality, new products to market swiftly.  But, concurrency can come with a high price tag, so often too many processes are serial, leading to revenue loses. While there is no overarching remedy, there are certainly a number of steps companies can take to reduce cost both internally and across their supply-chain.

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5th Annual Collaboration and Interoperability Conference

We are gearing up for the 5th annual Collaboration & Interoperability Conference and Exhibition. There will be at least two presentations/workshops focused on how 3D PDF can help manufacturing companies collaborate more effectively with their entire value chain. 1) Boeing Rotorcraft’s Chris Senesac will present on how they are supporting their move to 3D Model-Based Definition by leveraging 3D PDF, Adobe Acrobat and LiveCycle (CIC abstract, Adobe Case Study). 2) Doug Halliday and I will give a 2+ hour workshop on how Adobe’s tools can be used to build rich information packages that include 3D data and information from various back end systems either manually with Acrobat or automated with LiveCycle (CIC abstract).
The event will be held in Estes Park, Colorado on May 18-20. You will find all the information you need at the conference web site. You can find the agenda here. All presentation are reviewed and approved by the CIC Advisory Board. You can register for the event here.

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Questions about Adobe Acrobat Volume Licensing Programs?

We are often asked about the best way to buy Adobe Acrobat and like most questions, the answer to this one is, “it depends”. Depends on what, you might ask? Well obvious things like ‘how much software you need, do you plan to buy it all now or over time?’ and, maybe not so obvious things like ‘will the software all be used in the same location, or do you have multiple sites scattered around the globe?’ and so on. To keep things simple Adobe offers two different licensing program options, one that is ‘transactional’ or defined by a single purchase and the other ‘cumulative’ where the discounts accrue over time based on your company’s buying patterns. All of this is explained very well on a new area of our website that you can find here.