December 31, 2009
The idea of 3D publishing isn’t new. For the last few years we had chance to see multiple examples of how CAD and PLM companies focused on this space by creating and acquiring products that can publish complicated 3D models in the way humans outside of engineering will be able to adopt it. PTC Arbotext, 3DVIA Composer, Autodesk Inventor Publisher– these are only few examples of these products.
The following Google SketchUp blog drove my attention with information about how possible to use SketchUp 7 Layout to create Web ready images. Take a look on video.
I think CAD/PLM vendors need to watch this space. With connection to Google 3D Warehouse, it can be targeted towards some Adobe 3D PDF features or even higher end CAD/PLM . I’m expecting to see some news in this space in coming 2010.
How do you like it? What do you think?
Happy New Year!
December 21, 2009
A very short prompt this early European morning. Google is coming to the next Audi A8. Take a look on the nice photos on Google’s blog.
This is what written in the blog:
To help you figure out where you want to go and how to get there, we’ve also brought Google Maps and Local Search into the A8, and linking it to your desk. You can send business listings directly from Google Maps to your car: search for an address at your desk, send it to the car, and by the time you go to the parking lot your car will know where to go. While in the car, you can use Google Local Search in the same rich quality as at your desk. Imagine you get hungry on the way or want to find a cinema – simply perform a live Google search on your car navigation system and immediately get up-to-date, rich and relevant results.
Now my question is quite simple. Google might collect information about users of A8. So, if you will be driving your next A8, in potential, all systems can report about their performance via the Google’s board navigation system. As you can see on the picture, systems are online… Ha! Don’t you think it will be just cool?
November 20, 2009
How you can explain to customers about PLM on cloud (or on demand)?
Quite many times, I’m hearing a phrase “Cloud is not for PLM”.The cloud and on-demand topics were discussed multiple times, and I actually can find some very compelling reasons why cloud is good for PLM. I think everything starts from a good explanation. I found the following video (thanks Josh!) about Google Chrome OS as a very good explanation of why our life will move to cloud.
By the way – lesson #1. We don’t have to say “cloud”. It sounds complicated. Say – Internet! Do you like Internet? Yes, of course, we all like Internet.
November 19, 2009
Microsoft finally made available beta versions of Office 2010 and SharePoint 1010 yesterday. So, I finally have an account to try it out. What are the most interesting scenarios to test in my view?
1. Accessing external data using SharePoing 2010 composites.
2. Collaboration with people outside of your organization using Office Web version.
3. Collaborating on Bill of Material data using Excel Services.
4. Using community services.
I had chance to talk about PLM and Office/SharePoint 2010 in my previous posts:
SharePoint 2010 – Is it good for PLM?
SharePoint 2010 Communities and PLM Social Demands
SharePoint 2010 for Collaborative Product Development Applications
Why PLM Need to Learn about SharePoint 2010 Composites?
New Office 2010 features and PLM integration
Office 2010 and PLM On Demand Solutions
Initial prediction – what MS Office 2010 Technologies can bring to PLM?
I’d be interested to collaborate with other people evaluating SharePoint/Office 2010 these days.
November 18, 2009
Short alert on Google Labs Releasing Swirl. Google Image Swirl allows you to organize and search images. Official Google’s blog announcement is here. You can run Google Swirl from here.
I think, this user experience can be kind of beneficial for engineers working on 3D and 2D drawings.
Just my thoughts. What is your opinion on that?