There’s got to be a better way of creating owner’s manuals

There’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.

3DVIA Composer Views & 3D Interactive Animations

3DVIA 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 procedures, etc.  It's as simple as this: Import your 3D … Continued

I Hate Cool Technology!!!

I 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.

Five Questions Friday with Christine Longwell of Proterra

Five 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: Greenville, S.C.   1. Why do you choose to do … Continued

New for 2011 – 3DVIA Composer Enhancements

3DVIA Composer 2011 has been shipping since earlier this summer, and there are a lot of enhancements that are really exciting. The blog crew was particularly excited about the new Magnet Line functionality when they saw it last week. Check … Continued

SolidWorks 2010: Smarter. Faster.

SolidWorks 2010: Smarter. Faster.

    In this economy, we understand your challenges to optimize your product and service launch, reduce your time to market and improve speed and efficiency of innovation. Discover SolidWorks 2010 and find out how it will optimize the core design … Continued