6a00d83451706569e2017d3d531f94970c-piThere’s got to be a better way of creating owner’s manuals

There got to be a better way of owner’s manual! Here we are: Universal Cycles, a mountain bike producer in U.K. They print a QR code on their bike body leading to a Youtube assembly instruction video created in 3DVIA Composer by repurposing their CAD models for technical communication.

6a00d83451706569e20167616b124c970b-800wiCreating manufacturing jobs through innovation at Yaris

Creating jobs has been a hot topic these days in the weak global economy. Many answers are out there, but innovation is a proven engine to the economy as shown … Continued

6a00d83451706569e20167616b124c970b-800wi3DVIA Composer Views & 3D Interactive Animations

One thing that continues to amaze me about 3DVIA Composer is how quickly you can create 3D interactive animations that can be used for training manufacturing personnel, assembly instructions, repair/maintenance … Continued

6a00d83451706569e201543247dd7b970c-piI Hate Cool Technology!!!

Yes…it's true, but more appropriately I should say that I hate cool technology that's nothing more than cool.  In other words, if technology does not add value in terms of time saved, decreased costs, reduced scrap, a healthier planet or even an improved quality of life, I'm just not that interested…but I don't really hate it ;-)

And this might cause a dilemma for me because 3DVIA Composer is really, really cool.  But even better, 3DVIA Composer is also extremely valuable.  You might remember in my last blog I said how 3DVIA Composer was so easy to use even a plastics guy could do it?  Well that's still true, and one of the things I'd like to tell you about this week is how easy it is to use 3DVIA Composer to create high resolution graphics for 2D-based assembly instructions, product guides and maintenance manuals.

6a00d83451706569e20133f5436b1e970b-piFive Questions Friday with Christine Longwell of Proterra

Name: Christine Longwell Company: Proterra, maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions Title: Manufacturing Process Engineer. I facilitate communication between engineering functions and a brand new electric bus manufacturing line. Hometown: … Continued