Chuck, between you and Ann's articles, there definitely seems to be strong headwinds behind the use of 3D machine vision technology on the factory floor and based on your most recent piece, a lot of ground being broken in the automotive industry specifically. I'm curious if all the data they are collecting with these 3D cameras and such is relevant and can find its way back into other 3D design tools like simulation and CAD? I would think particularly for the inspection and quality applications, that is invaluable information for engineers finetuning their designs or fixing design flaws.
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