2017 Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC)

Details to be Announced

3D CIC


2017 3D CIC: Dates & Theme to be Announced


Plans are underway for the 2017 3D CIC gathering! Action Engineering produced 3D CIC 2016 with the support of long-time 3D CIC lead, David Prawel, Longview Advisors. 3D CIC is the only vendor-neutral event addressing collaboration and interoperability in manufacturing and business communications. We pride ourselves on finding presenters who are real users discussing real problems and solutions for Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) applications - and look forward to bringing together another great group in 2017.

3D CIC has become a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology, and solutions across all sectors of discrete manufacturing. The 2016 3D CIC event was focused on extending the benefits from the aerospace and defense industries into the commercial sector with the theme: Commercial Applications of Model-Based Business Process. 3D CIC is highly pertinent to mechanical and systems engineers, program managers, and visionary leaders in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, industrial equipment, and other product development industries.

PTC & SolidWorks User Meetings

New last year: PTC and SolidWorks user meetings were coordinated with 3D CIC, making it convenient for users to economize on their time and travel expenses.  We got a lot of great feedback on this, and hope to repeat it again in 2017.

PTC/User Model-Based Enterprise Committee

ptcuser_artwork-copyThe PTC/User Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Committee consists of PTC customers who gather together periodically to share experiences and discuss the future possibilities of MBE as organizations are working to utilize CAD models throughout their business. This networking opportunity allows us to learn from each other regarding what does and does not work in the transition to MBE along with the impact of evolving industry and commercial standards. The PTC/User MBE Committee met at Table Mountain Inn over a day & a half.  Registration was free, compliments of sponsorships from Anark, CoreTechnologieITIPunditas, and Sigmetrix. Users of any PTC products who are not already members and interested in learning more are encouraged to email the committee chair, Margi Korch.
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SolidWorks MBD/MBE User Group

SolidWorks users also gathered & participated in a SolidWorks MBD/MBE User Group for a full day of information sharing. Registration was free, compliments of sponsorship by Anark.Anark-Logo The SolidWorks MBD/MBE User Group format was a forum for sharing lessons learned, best practices, and technical discussion. Topics were facilitated by Jennifer Herron, Action Engineering, with an hour scheduled for each:
  • MBD architecture
  • Data exchange - 3D PDF, STEP, eDrawings, Composer
  • Product Data Management (PDM) integration options
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integration options
  • Templates
  • Downstream computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) connections
Registration was open to anyone with an interest in SolidWorks and MBD/MBE. Questions or topic suggestions for the SolidWorks MBD/MBE User Group? Contact Jennifer Herron.

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