3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

October 15-18, 2018  >>  Golden, Colorado  >>  REGISTER NOW


The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress focuses on CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. More than ever before, information needs to be digital and fully associated as Model-Based Definition, Model-Based Enterprise, Smart Manufacturing, and Internet of Things continue to evolve. For discrete manufacturing, this means CAD interoperability and collaboration to enable the digital thread.

“This is one of the best conferences I’ve attended over the past 20 years. The software agnostic nature of the presentations and the cross section of companies led to great discussions.”

3D CIC returns to the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado for the 2018 event, with the theme of Enterprise Accountability

What does Enterprise Accountability mean for 3D collaboration and interoperability for the product lifecycle?
Products are built by designing, manufacturing, and maintaining quality at each step of content generation. Adequacy of information across the enterprise can be checked by software and humans. Software tools automate and resolve execution deficiencies while revealing errors that require human attention. New procedures written to take advantage of a digital transformation inside Industry 4.0 require persistent consistence to influence organizational culture that naturally resists change. Speakers at this year’s 3D CIC event will move this conversation forward.
User groups focused on Model-Based Definition are returning for 2018!

5/10/18 Update: The MBD user group offerings will include NX, PTC/USER, SOLIDWORKS, and Publishing Options. A “How to Build Buy-in with Your Executives” session will feature a panel of industry implementers.

6/25/18 Update: The Inventor MBD user group will not be held in 2018. We hope to offer it in 2019.

Action Engineering produces the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress with the support of 3D CIC’s founder and long-time lead, David Prawel of Longview Advisors. Action Engineering is grateful for Mr. Prawel’s continued support of 3D CIC.

Latest 3D CIC posts

  • Enterprise Accountability: Striking a Balance through Technology & Automation Jennifer Herron, CEO of Action Engineering, recently interviewed Swadhin Bhide, Director of Products & Technologies at HCL Technologies, for this featured blog about 3D enterprise accountability. Action Engineering appreciates HCL’s generous support as a Signature Sponsor of the 2018 3D… READ MORE >
  • How to Lose Friends, Miss Product Delivery Dates, and Throw Away Money Presentation How to Lose Friends, Miss Product Delivery Dates, and Throw Away Money The importance of exercising DFM methodology and automation tools that leverage use of 3D CAD data to inform and advise product design with regard to the manufacturing… READ MORE >
  • Product Structure and Meta-Modeling: The Final Frontier Presentation Product Structure and Meta-Modeling: The Final Frontier Product structure philosophy, data/meta-modeling, and managing variance. Maintaining product structure can be a daunting task. But, when you understand the benefits, it far outweighs the effort. The product structure and the metadata… READ MORE >
  • Leveraging MBD in Design Verification Presentation Leveraging MBD in Design Verification Leveraging MBD in downstream systems at Cisco Systems. The transition to Model-Based Design (MBD) enables many digital opportunities including digital DfM and Cost Analysis. As part of the Cisco Systems transition to MBD, we… READ MORE >
  • How the Government Uses Your Delivered Data Presentation How the Government Uses Your Delivered Data The effect of the evolution from drawing based to product data based technical data on the DoD supply chain. The vast majority of technical data is transmitted between government and industry as… READ MORE >