Ok, I’ve seen some of those puzzle brain teasers… but this one take the prize for the most difficult! Thankfully 3DVIA Composer is there to the rescue!
Thanks to the crew at CAPINC for putting this together and sharing it on YouTube.Read More
At this year’s Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference (DSCC 2011), we will be launching our first-ever strategy forum for 3DVIA.
Click here for more details about the forum and DSCC.
3DVIA 3D Communication Strategy Forum – November 10, 2011
Immediately following DSCC 2011, 3DVIA will be hosting the 3D Communication Strategy Forum. This half-day event is designed to promote an open dialogue and exchange of ideas between 3DVIA product leaders and industry representatives who are interested in exploring the use of 3D product communications.
Open to all Dassault Systemes’ customers attending DSCC, the forum will provide attendees with a detailed 3DVIA brand and product strategy, along with an exclusive preview of upcoming 3DVIA mobile and cloud solutions...
For those of us in the northern hemisphere — hot enough for ya? Welcome to the dog days of summer! To help keep you cool, Tod has put together a set of tips and tricks that will turn complicated animations into quick and easy work — getting you out of the hot seat, on your way home, and into your hammock in no time!
Tod shows how powerful yet easy it is to mix up and incorporate some advanced stuff: assembly groups, parent/inherited animations, assembly selection mode, grid snapping, primitives, timeline filtering by selected objects… just to name a few.
Our development team has done it again! It’s here — the newest and most impressive release of 3DVIA Composer yet — V6R2012! Some amazing enhancements, I just can’t say enough good things about this release:
Just to name a few of the dozens of new innovations and enhancements to the product. Check out the video and see for yourself…and be ready to be as impressed as our team is with this release!!
And if you want a more detailed description of the new features, watch an interactive presentation here:
Password: “3dv...Read More
Happy first day of summer, here in the northern hemisphere! Down under, the Australian Navy has embarked on a project called REFINE (Realtime Engineering Fleet training Interactive Naval Environment), with help from our partner Invenio.
From this article on PACE news:
Invenio’s REFINE solution specifically addresses naval training requirements by immersing naval cadets in a virtual representation of the ship on which they will serve.
Real-life scenarios that can be replicated include operating navigating equipment, fighting a fire, launching the ship’s boat, responding to damage control or a call to action stations.
Pretty cool concept, a sort of “PLM-connected serious game” thanks to 3DVIA Studio Pro and 3DVIA Composer...Read More
So you want to route some wires on your 3DVIA Composer animation, but:
(a) you don’t have 3D models of wires, and (b) you don’t have a way to make parts flexible.
So what to do?
In this latest TodCast, Tod shows an interesting way to use geometry primitives + associative paths to simulate wire routings. Enjoy!Read More
This announcement was posted a few days ago:
“Un Techo Para Mi Pais,” (UTPMP), recognized by the United Nations as one of the non-governmental organizations best suited for public-private partnerships, gives disadvantaged families a new start by offering the security found in a new home, along with the social, educational and micro-financing services needed to create a responsive community or “barrio” where they can thrive.
But like many volunteer organizations, UTPMP faces the challenge of how best to train new volunteers while capturing the lessons learned by others leaving the organization. To do this, UTPMP is creating a real-time and online 3D community for sharing and retaining organizational knowledge.
3DVIA Composer to the rescue! This sort of remote training is ideall...Read More
This year’s Collaboration and Interoperability Congress event will be held May 23-25 in Denver, Colorado. 3DVIA will be there in full force just like in previous years, to engage in conversations about improving the usability of 3D data in downstream applications and usages. Be on the lookout for Gideon and Kyle to answer any of your questions!
What exactly is the 3DCIC? Here’s the description from their website:
…brings together experts and executive decision makers from automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, electronics and other discrete manufacturing industries, along with representatives from government and the defense community.
Attendees take part in a diverse choice of breakout sessions and lively panel discussions offering direct interaction with industry experts who deeply unde...
In case you missed it, here is a press release from our SolidWorks team that mentions how 3DVIA Composer is being used by “Design That Matters” to help their efforts in developing countries:
Design that Matters, a non-profit product design group, used 3DVIA Composer to develop high-quality visuals of a phototherapy device to treat jaundiced infants in developing countries. The images enabled the design team to quickly gather feedback from, and gain acceptance by physicians in Vietnam, where it would initially be produced and used in hospitals that may not be able to afford traditional western machines.
Talk about global collaboration! That’s the power of interactive 3D — overcoming international language and cultural barriers:
“We are dealing with a different language, culture, and fina...
After a few years, it’s time to do a little house cleaning — a facelift of sorts, really. Let us know what you think of the new look?
(And new videos coming VERY soon, I promise! Just had to fix a few things on the site, and all is working well now.)Read More
Shuji, from our Japan team, wanted to explain to us the sequence of events leading up to the hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima reactor. He found a 3D model of the reactor and loaded it into 3DVIA Composer. He then merged in some additional geometry (piping, rods, etc), and quickly built an animation detailing the various technical details that occurred after the catastrophic earthquake a few weeks ago.
Using 3D animations in this way — to educate and explain technical concepts — provides a simple and compelling way to quickly create and information. Thanks to Shuji for preparing this information in 3DVIA Composer, it is very interesting to understand the sequence of events describing this very unfortunate disaster.Read More
Embraer has been working with various DS brands, including 3DVIA, to significantly enhance their manufacturing planning and production operations. See the press release link here.
A quote from Marcelo Lemos, our GM in Latin America:
“Embraer is tapping into advanced technology solutions to help achieve significant savings by integrating key engineering, design and manufacturing operations into a single 3D model. These savings allow Embraer S.A. to re-invest resources in new industry opportunities and initiatives”
Have you been watching the Let’s Go Design web series? 3DVIA Composer and 3DVIA Scenes were featured in the episode 5… Check it out!Read More
Well it is here, V6R2011, and I must admit I’ve been excited to tell you about the cool new features for some time…
Check out the highlight video here. (I’ll get that onto the YouTube channel soon…)
Magnetic lines, drag-and-drop interactivity, and many many more… you’ll have to check the new-and-improved release notes for all the details.
I also want to direct your attention to SOPAL, a Tunisian manufacturer of complex and distinctively styled kitchen and bath fixtures. They have been doing some cool things with 3DVIA Composer and 3DVIA.com (and 3DVIA Mobile). The full PR is here, but to save you time here is the 3DVIA Composer part:
With trends in faucet design changing often, SOPAL felt it had to remain flexible and reactive to market demand.
“Knowing how to detect new trends and delive...
A few weeks ago I was interviewed for an “ask the experts” series on Enterprise Technology Magazine.
Here is the on-line version of the magazine, see page 50 for the transcription of the interview.
The questions I was asked:
Only a couple of typos in the transcription… see if yo...Read More
Here’s a great new intro video created by the team @ SolidWorks. Let us know what you think!
This video was taken at SolidWorks World 2010, where Cliff interviews Rafi Boudjakdjian of CATALOGcreator. CATALOGcreator is a company that offers 3D Spare Part Catalogs using interactive 3D content powered by 3DVIA Composer.
We welcome CATALOGcreator to our growing community of 3DVIA-powered interactive applications!Read More
Now you can generate spart parts catalogs directly from SolidWorks and CATIA data, or any other 3D data that can be brought into 3DVIA Composer.
Thanks to Docware, a supplier of spare part catalog solution called PARTS-PUBLISHER, they have developed a robust integration to the 3DVIA Composer Player.
Here is a link to their press release from last week, announcing the new offer of their DocWare PARTS-PUBLISHER product fully integrated with the 3DVIA Composer Player.
Check it out! Click here for a nice review by Desktop Engineering.
A quote from the author, Anthony Lockwood:
…3DVIA Composer is, of course, more than a tool to interact with a bunch of images. It’s a robust, flexible toolset for making communications and collaboration easier, better, and sane. It’s a product that brings all of us a big step closer to the promise of product lifecycle management for the everyone in the enterprise.
We’ve been busy this past year. Check it out. More great things to come in 2010!!
PS: one slight correction @ 1:18… we not only released 3DVIA Composer V6R2010, but also V6R2010x. These were two major releases packed with amazing new capabilities. (More on that later!)Read More
V6R2010x is officially here, jam-packed with a ton of great new enhancements. For those of you looking for a litle more information about the main highlights, you can take a look at the press release that was issued yesterday. Here is the direct link to the announcement on the Dassault Systèmes website.
“We are delighted to contribute new interoperability capabilities to this latest release of 3DVIA Composer.” said Trevor Leeson, Product Manager at Theorem Solutions. “The integration of Theorem’s JT CADverter technology makes the benefits of 3DVIA Composer V6R2010x available to a whole new community of users.”
I pulled that quote, because it is the framework in V6R2010x that has made the integration between Theorem Solutions CADverter JT products into 3DVIA Composer...Read More
KaVo is one of the recognized leaders in the global dental equipment marketplace, and they are using 3DVIA Composer to realize some very powerful productivity gains. If you missed their presentation at ECF in November, you can learn more about their story by reading this case study put together by our friends at IBM.
They are using 3DVIA Composer to more quickly produce and update assembly instructions, and to provide clearer, more comprehensive information to the shop floor associates — which they expect will reduce errors and improve product quality.
IBM was able to deliver an integration directly with ENOVIA LCA and their ERP system, collecting the intelligence needed by the manufacturing and technical publication teams while enabling the automatic creation of 3DVIA Composer files upo...Read More