Tuesday, February 20, 2001
There's a(nother) new ASP in town.
Information Services International-Dentsu (ISID, Tokyo; (www.isid.co.jp/english/index.html)
was founded in January as a collaborative 3D design environment for
manufacturers. Called ISID Collaboration Station, it is based on OneSpace, the
virtual conference room software from CoCreate ( www.cocreate.com).
Through the end of March, you can try it out for free (except for
software and phone charges).
Collaboration Station is designed to allow engineers in remote
locations to work together. So it provides instant updates on client screens in
all locations whenever CAD images are rotated or reshaped. It can do this in
real time over mere ISDN phone lines because it transmits only the modified
data, instead of rebroadcasting the entire model with every change.
Collaboration Station supports CAD formats including: I-DEAS IGES,
STEP, VRML, and STL SolidDesigner. Future support is planned for CATIA,
Pro/ENGINEER, and Unigraphics.
In addition to the core ASP service, Collaboration Station employs
technical staff to offer engineering consulting services and CPC system support.
And it has plans to offer CAD data conversion software in the future.