The acquisition was positioned as helping Dassault provide additional solutions in the “diversified area of product documentation.” “This marks another major step towards our mission to democratize 3D product-related data and exploit 3D as a universal media,” said Bernard Charles, Dassault president and CEO in the press release announcing the deal. “We are extending the usefulness of 3D Product Lifecycle Management to new communities, including customer service, technical training, marketing and sales by offering a new class of desktop-based content authoring tools.
Now dubbed 3DVIA Seemage, the product line will be fully integrated with Dassault’s CAD and PLM solutions. Chris Williams, CEO of Seemage, will stay on as General Manager, 3DVIA Enterprise Solutions.
Seemage’s XML-based architecture integrates with other enterprise systems and allows users to exploit 3D data from CAD platforms, so content can be created for any desired output in formats, including Microsoft Office documents, PDF and HTML.
Dassault is following in the footsteps of rival PTC, which acquired documentation vendor Arbortext in 2005.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.