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HydroChina Chengdu Engineering Corporation (CHIDI) selects 3DVIA Composer


Full press release can be found here.

Over the years, you have seen that 3DVIA Composer has many uses across many industries. Here is another usage in the Energy industry:

CHIDI, which is recognized as one of the world’s major hydropower R&D organizations, has played an intrinsic role in the design and development of many of China’s most famous hydropower plants, including Ertan Hydropower Plant, currently the highest dam and largest hydropower plant built in Asia, Xiluodu Hydropower Plant on the Jinsha River, the world’s second largest hydropower plant, and Jinping Stage 1 Hydropower Station, the world’s highest arch dam with a height of 305m...

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Using 3D scanning for improved documentation


Ever had the need to document something in 3D, but not had the data in electronic, 3D format? Do you wish there was a better way to work with that data without having to spend hours re-modeling it in CAD?

Creaform used an innovative hand held scanning approach to combine existing CAD and physical data into a solution to meet a very demanding timeline to produce interactive assembly instructions for an aircraft OEM.

Click here and go to Page 16 to check out the article in this month’s digital edition of Design Product News.

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See us at this year’s STC Technical Communication Summit


STC Technical Communication Summit

We will be attending this year’s STC Technical Communication Summit in Atlanta Georgia. Check us out at booth #315 during the exhibit hours on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Also, yours truly will be presenting “Creating 3D Paperless Documentation for Final Product Assembly” on Wednesday, May 6th @ 10am.

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3D Digital Manufacturing: Treehuggers Unite!


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I was just reading Patrick Michel’s article in Manufacturing Business Technology. It’s a pretty good read, as he makes people aware that “being green” in manufacturing doesn’t necessarily mean implementing the stereotypical alternative fixes such as solar panels on the plant roof.

While he is mostly talking about plant layout and simulation, using 3D web based digital manufacturing solutions, what really caught my eye was the comment someone gave at the end of the article:

The use of paper is still utilized and graphics and instructions are created for hand off to mechanics. It is in many cases too difficult to provide a laptop with the information, the laptop becomes cumbersome and difficult to maneuver and the opportunity for damage and theft to occur rises.

When you think about digital...

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On-demand Service Application


Happy New Year everyone!

Take a look at this article about Creation, a UK-based company that is making great use of 3DVIA Composer to bring real-time on-demand service instructions to in-service vehicles. (That’s my attempt for the New Year to link as many hyphenated words together in once sentence as possible!)

As mentioned in the article:

3DVIA Composer coupled with on-board vehicle breakage detectors provide condition reports and repair instructions that are also transmitted to base. 3D animated repair options are presented to the crew providing them the information they need to make better decisions in the event of breakage. This application of 3DVIA Composer is based on the same technical publications data that accompanies the vehicle into service to provide Z fleet operators with lower through life costs resulting from this advanced source of information.

It is...

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