Posts in Category "Events"

PTC World Conference

I will be heading to the 2008 PTC World Conference in Long Beach, CA next week where Adobe will have a booth in the vendor fair (no. 403) and I will present on Adobe’s technology platform and how it works with Wildfire and can help extend the reach of Windchill. The session is part of the Windchill technical track and scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 5:15 Pacific Standard Time in room 104C in the Long Beach conference center.

Acrobat 3D eSeminar presentation posted


Jonathan Bowman and I presented an hour long eSeminar yesterday on how Acrobat 3D can help manufacturing companies accelerate collaboration by making it easy to aggregate product information, including 3D assemblies, into a single, secure PDF. As promised (but a little delayed) I am posting the presentation. The last page contains a set of links you can use to find more information about Acrobat 3D….

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Adobe at Solidworks World 2008 and Pacific Design and Manufacturing Events


It’s time to head back out after a great holiday break. Despite spring-time conditions here in Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast , I must say I am quite happy the next two events are taking us ‘Back to Cali’–California, that is…

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UGS Connection Conf – April 23-24

Adobe will be paricipating in the vendor fair–stop by and see us in booth 76. Also, I will be giving a talk titled, “Bridging the Collaboration Gap through more secure CAD Data Exchange and Interoperability”, on Tuesday, at 2:45 PM. The talk will cover how Acrobat 3D and Policy Server can be used to extend the reach of Teamcenter without compromising security and control.

AEC focused webinar series

For those of you with interest in Acrobat 3D and Acrobat Professional who are in the AEC industry, Tim Huff is starting a weekly webinar series. Information can be found here.

CATIA Operator Exchange – April 29 – May 2

We are heading to Las Vegas for the annual COE PLM Conference and TechniFair. Details for the event can be found on their website here. We are participating in TechniFair and will post the booth number when we receive it.

Design and Manufacturing SOUTH – April 24 – 26

We are heading to Atlanta late in April for the Design and Manufacturing SOUTH conference. Details for the show can be found on their website here. I do not have the final booth location and will post it when we receive the information.

Webinar w/Alibre – February 28th

Adobe and our partner Alibre ( will co-host an hour webinar focused on how manufacturing companies can leverage Alibre Design and Acrobat 3D to enable 3D Collaboration to extend beyond its traditional use in the detailed design phase. Alibre have integrated the ability to publish 3D models to PDF directly from their product line which provides extremely sophisticated yet easy-to-use 3D CAD tools at an amazlingly low, sub-$1000 price point. You can register for the webinar here.

3DS User Group – March 7

I will be in Daytona Beach, Florida to give a short presentation at the annual conference of the 3D Systems User Group ( The talk is Tuesday March 7 at 2:30 EST. I will be giving a very quick overview of Acrobat 3D and how it can enable collaborative view and markup workflows for the rapid prototyping industry. Adobe will also have a table in the vendor fair Sunday and Monday evenings from 5pm to 10pm EST.

Pacific Design and Manufacturing – Feb 13 – 15

This show surprised all of us in a couple of ways including the number of people attending and the positive cross-over effect from the other shows co-locating at the Anaheim Convention Center. After setting up and looking around at our convention floor ‘neighborhood’ we were concerned to see that the software section amounted to about 3% of the overall exhibitor population. We could have thrown a paper airplane in almost any direction and been able to see huge medical machines, OEM electronic devices, the latest in plastics design and fabrication, as well as automation technologies. We braced ourselves for a long, slow three days.
Once the show started, we were pleasantly surprised at the traffic and the interest level in Adobe’s Acrobat 3D and ended up talking to over 600 people. Based on the results, we are likely to attend similar events in NY and Atlanta later this year. We also heard from several people that Eastec and Westec are good shows for manufacturing. If you have any ideas or thoughts about any of these shows and/or how helpful you find tradeshows, please drop a line in the ‘comment box’…