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TodCast #27 CATIA Composer Moto Demo

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Hello,

Here is just a few possible use cases for CATIA Composer showing some nice examples in Sales and Marketing, Quality Assessment, Customer Support and Services, Manuals and Technical Documentation, and Engineering and Manufacturing using imported PMI from CATIA.

BTW,  We are still looking for customer demo videos, possible tips or any other Composer skills you would like to highlight. One Customer has just submitted one and I’ll be posting it soon.

Come on, lets see what you got, show off your skills impress your co-workers.

Goat

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TodCast #26 3DVIA becomes CATIA Composer

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You probably noticed some changes when you got to 3DMOJO.

New logo and colors, whats up? You might say, “but I’m not a CATIA user.”  Not to worry, its all good 3DVIA Composer is now called CATIA Composer.  This is an exciting development which promises to be help for all Composer users.

CATIA is Dassault Systèmes’ pioneer brand. It is the world’s leading solution for product design and innovation. As Composer is professional content authoring software for the communication of engineering data, it makes sense to bring it into the CATIA family.

This transition allows us to access the latest CAD technologies, ensuring CATIA Composer is up to date with current versions and features of CATIA, while maintaining the openness that made 3DVIA Composer su...

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Fundamentals of Creating Great Technical Communication

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Discover how to shorten production, minimize overhead and surpass your competition by creating modern assembly instructions with 3DVIA Composer.

Share with us how 3DVIA Composer has helped you in your daily missions !

 

Sammy

 

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Easily Use Your Drawing Frames for Technical Illustrations Just with 3DVIA Composer Standard Functions!

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When creating technical illustrations with 3DVIA Composer a frequently asked question is how to show a drawing frame with title block in the generated vector outputs.

With the Model Browser it’s easy to create a library of drawing frames including the necessary text fields. The video shows how to create a standard A4 drawing frame with text fields and how to use it from the model browser for technical illustrations.

As usual for 2D drawings you’ll need one template for each paper size (paper space) you’re using. But have a look at the video… it won’t take more than 5 minutes for each.

Enjoy… and just ignore the German title block 🙂

Jochem

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Benefits of Fully Shattered conversion

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3DVIA Composer has 2 main conversion types available: Monolythic mode and FullyShattered mode. So what is the difference between these 2 formats type? What is the best methodology when facing large data conversions? Let’s try to discover that out.

Let’s first start with some definitions:

Monolythic files are actually archive file (a .zip file) containing the structure and its associated authoring features such as labels, arrows, views, properties, animations etc… It is one single file.

monolythic

FullyShattered mode represents an exploded structure. It is a 3DVIA Composer product with multiple .smgXml and .smgGeom files. SmgXML can also point to .smgSce (e.g animations) + .smgView (e.g. views). These animations and views are available for all using this smgXML

fullyshattered

Fully-shattered assemblies hav...

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The Challenge of Communication

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rotary_phoneRecently I attended the Collaboration & Interoperability Congress in Colorado Springs. The annual event attracts those interested in discussing things like LOTAR, MBD, MBE, PMI and the state of industry standards. Whether you recognize those acronyms or not the common connection is one of “communication”. What is desired is a way to communicate so that both sides, really all sides, understand exactly, unequivocally, what the other side is telling them. Nothing should be open to interpretation or the results could range from re-work to disastrous. While the communication problem seems straightforward, the solution is not. Just like when we communicate between spoken languages through a translator, we get the words right, but the cultural meaning is lost...

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TodCast #14:Quick Tips Technical Illustration- Ghosted Lines

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If you’ve ever wanted to make a ghosted line illustration, here is a quick and easy way to do it.

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New 3DVIA Composer Intro Video

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Hi everyone, we’ve been busy making some new videos for you the first couple months of the new year. Here is our fresh-off-the-press intro video, please let us know what you think!

And stay tuned on Friday, we will bring to you a brand new TodCast.

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3DVIA your iPod #84: STC Technical Communication Summit

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Enjoy the slide show from the 3DVIA Composer exhibit @ the STC Technical Communication Summit last week!

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See us at this year’s STC Technical Communication Summit

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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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3DVIA Composer at TEKOM 2008!

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3DVIA Composer - tcworld

For three days between November 5th and 7th, 2008, Technical Communication was the center of attention at the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden. 3DVIA was there, and it was a big success for us at this year’s tcworld conference.

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