Recently, 3DVIA Composer team has released a new certification exam that has been updated to V6R2013x. This certification focuses on 3DVIA Composer and offers customers, partners, DS employees, and students the opportunity to achieve accreditation in this area. To be properly prepared it is recommended that test takers have at least 3-months of work experience using 3DVIA Composer. Prior to taking the certification exam it is also recommended that test takers complete 20 hours of Companion training that is offered through the following link; 3DVIA Composer Essentials Companion. This exam consists of approximately 50-70 questions that range in difficulty and all are multiple choice questions. The certification exam is delivered in a secure proctored testing environment at any P...Read More
Watch our very own Henning Lochner introduce and present 3DVIA Composer and 3DVIA Virtools at this year’s European CATIA Forum. Henning will be presenting on Wednesday @ 2 pm (that’s 14h00).ÂRead More
Join us at week’s COE 2008 Industry Workshop – Automotive in Troy, MI!
On Wednesday, October 15 @ 4:40 pm, visit Jean-Jacques Grimaud, Tod Cruikshank, and Abe Sahi as they discuss technical documentation challenges in the automotive industry, and propose solutions using 3DVIA Composer.
On Thursday, October 16 @ 8:00 am, sign up with Tod and Abe as they take you on a guided tour of 3DVIA Composer in the Hands-On Test Drive workshop. Sign up early, as space is limited!
You can also get one-on-one time with the team at the Dassault booth during the SolutionsFair.Read More
Here is yet another in-depth demonstration of a 3DVIA Composer integration to ENOVIA SmarTeam. This time you will see 3DVIA Sync Integration, 3DVIA Composer, CATIA, and ENOVIA SmarTeam all comimg together to create a very robust environment for creating, managing, and updating 3D animated content.
The example will show how SmarTeam meta data can be integrated into the 3DVIA Composer content, how the 3DVIA Composer file can be managed and updated byÂ SmarTeam, and how CATIA modifications to the product structure can be automatically propagated into 3DVIA Composer.
Thanks again to Evgeniy Fedotov for the great sample integration and video.Read More
Back in Episode #64, you saw a great example of the power of 3DVIA Sync Integration and the ease and speedÂ by which a SmarTeam integration can be built.
This podcast shows another example of integrating 3DVIA Composer into ENOVIA SmarTeam, in particular the ability to update Composer data with meta data modifications. The combination of Composer’s XML structure, associative labels that reflect current meta data values, and the ability to tie it all together into SmarTeam provides exceptionally robust capabilities for just about any customer-specific integration requirement.Read More
In Episode #54, Jonathan introduced 3DVIA Safe, and demonstrated how Secure 3D can be used to protect your intellectual property from reverse engineering. This week’s podcast shows another capability of 3DVIA Safe: “Right Manager”. Right Manager enables 3DVIA Composer authors to enable or disable certain functions in the 3DVIA Player.
Imagine if you had the flexibility toÂ allow one 3DVIA Player user the ability to create cross-sections but not labels, or another user the ability to take measurements but not save them, or another user to only open the file for the next 10 days. With the Right Manager options of 3DVIA Safe, this flexibility becomes a reality. And not only can you set these options from within 3DVIA Composer, if you watchÂ the previousÂ podcast again, you will see Jon...Read More
It is a real pleasure to begin yet another year with a new amazing demonstration of the power of product information everyware, as implemented by 3DVIA Composer.
One of the questions I hear almost every time we talk to CATIA users is, “what about metadata?” How does 3DVIA Composer re-use this critical CAD data when I want to create compelling product documentation directly from myÂ CATIA V5 3D CAD data?”
And it’s an important question because that metadata — data about the 3D CAD data — is critical to producing accurate assembly instructions, technical illustrations and more. If you can’t easily get the data about the data from the digital product definition into your deliverables, then a significant piece of effectively automating the documentation process would be missing.
As you can ...Read More
This week’s podcast episode is courtesy of super-AE Tod Cruikshank who demonstrates some nifty options and techniques for making superior animations in 3DIVA Composer.
I was especially impressed with how Tod demonstrates the ability to have the rings appear in the animation, then “settle in” to the proper slots on the piston.
As always, we hope you enjoy this video episode. I also want to invite people to our new discussion forums, where increasing numbers of people are participating. Please go there (or post a comment here) to thank Tod for this episode (and to ask him to create more!).Read More
Next Wednesday, December 12 at 14:30 CET, IdÃ©-Pro, a 3DVIA Composer partner based in Copenhagen, will present a 3DVIA Composer webinar.
Details (in Danish) are in the PDF you can download at the bottom of this post. For those who do not speak Danish, you might want to join in anyway to see the 3DVIA Composer demonstration, as our intrepid colleague, Garth Coleman, will deliver the demonstration in English.
You can register for the webinar (or watch a replay later) here. We look forward to seeing you next week.Read More
Today, just six short weeks after acquiring Seemage, Dassault SystÃ¨mes announced that the former Seemage product has been enhanced and rebranded as 3DVIA Composer.Â You can read all the exciting details in the press release included in this post.
I would also like to remind everyone that we have a new “mini” website devoted to 3DVIA Composer at http://www.3dviacomposer.com/. Also, our forums are up and running for discussion at http://forums.3dmojo.com/ and, of course, the blog posts and podcast series will continue here.
As part of this news, we have officially retired the Seemage name. So, if you see it anywhere, please let me know so we can remove it...Read More
Today’s podcast episode is a little different. Instead of focusing on Seemage features, we are presenting a sales success story in both French and English.
To get this breaking story, Garth Coleman interviewed Fabrice of Axemble in France via Skype, one of the EU’s largest SolidWorks resellers. As you will hear, Fabrice tells the amazing story of how an important customer was so excited about Seemage, they purchased it on the first sales call.
Now I realize some of you may think this is pure propaganda. (Though when, I ask you, was the last time a PLM company posted such an authentic, unedited story? When we said we were going to continue to using the blog to be completely open about Seemage after our acquisition, we meant it.)
But in reality, this is a story about compelling technology…t...Read More
I am writing this post from the Agora, or exhibit floor, at the European CATIA Forum (ECF).
Those of you with whom we’ve talked since we were acquired in October by Dassault SystÃ¨mes might have heard us use a new name for Seemage: 3DVIA Composer.
I’ve waited until now to publicly announce our new name because I didn’t want to steal Bruno’s and Chris’s thunder in announcing the new name, which they did yesterday (Monday) to partners and today (Tuesday) to the world in the general session at ECF. (The very UGC-y photo above is a cell-phone photo of Bruno premiering the name for the first time in public.)
Needless to say, we’re very excited about becoming part of 3DVIA, DS’s newest brand...Read More
A recent Boston Globe Magazine article (here; registration may be required) talks about a new generation of entrepreneurs who have the stamina to persist in building new businesses because they are, essentially, narcissists. The article asserts that this is necessary to overcome the challenges in building a business.
Clearly, entrepreneurs need a great idea…but they also need the ability to get others to believe it and participate in the building of it. It’s about creating an ever-expanding community of interest in the idea: developers, marketers, salespeople, customers, and on and on.
That’s been the real success of Seemage. Eric and James had a searingly clear vision: product information everyware...Read More
Today, Seemage and Dassault SystÃ¨mes announced that Seemage has become a CAA V5 partner, ensuring tighter integration between Seemage and Dassault technologies. Download the complete press release using the link below.Read More
On July 19, we held a live webinar session that was very well-received. I sent a link to watch the Flash recording of the webinar to those who’d signed up for the live presentation but who weren’t able to attend.
And an amazing thing happened: in addition to the people who got a chance to watch the webinar they’d missed, we noticed that people to whom we had not sent the invite were watching the replay — and forwarding the link along to others to watch it .
So, we’re going to do the obvious: put the link up here in our blog. Please consider this an invitation to register for the replay, even if you didn’t previously sign up to watch the live presentation...Read More
This week, Jonathan demonstrates (in less than 2 minutes!) how accurate and easy measurements are in Seemage. Pay special attention to the end of this podcast when Jonathan compares the Seemage measurements to the original measurements taken on the part in CATIA. As you would expect, they are identical. This demonstrates Seemage’s ability to accurately produce product deliverables in full fidelity to the original design.
Once again, there are two versions of this podcast: an AVI file (that requires the free TechSmith codec to play in Windows Media) and an iPod-formatted (and slightly smaller) version for our subscribers in iTunes.
Thanks again to Jonathan and we hope you enjoy the podcast.Read More