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SAAB’s model based development reduced costs and lead time

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Here is an interesting blog post about the Gripen E program of SAAB’s aeronautics group:

Paper Is Passe – Model-Based Development (MBD) Keeps The Gripen E Programme On Time
http://www.gripenblogs.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=885

The post describes how their model-based development (MBD) was helpful in improving overall operations of the Gripen E project. The following three bullet points are especially noteworthy because these are exactly what we typically hear from CATIA Composer users as well who decided to say goodbye to paper and implemented 3D as a master source of all references:

• Higher quality of parts (assembly verification done using simulators etc.)

• Assembly work instruction is more user friendly

• Reduced lead time for changes

Please look at our past posts on 3dmojo...

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Implementing 3D Models in PowerPoint

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3DVIA_Composer_FullScreenAs part of this post for today, I will be reviewing the necessary steps for using 3DVIA Composer files within Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.  This process can use a number of formats directly however for the purposes of this post I’ll focus on the most common .smg.  Fundamentally by setting this up allows the presenter to interact with a 3D model in the midst of a presentation.  Before I go through the steps to set this up I believe that it is important to mention a housekeeping measure for file management that could help in working with this setup. When linking the .pptx to the .smg file (or supported format), each program looks in a specific location to find the referencing file...

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