Elysium Joins 3D PDF Consortium as Technology Partner

Beaverton Oregon April 26, 2017 3D PDF Consortium is pleased to announce its newest technology partner. Elysium, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan has recently joined the membership ranks of the 3D PDF Consortium. A global leader in developing interoperability solutions for digital design and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) markets worldwide, Elysium’s mission is to guarantee seamless communication via 3D data making Elysium a strong partner of 3D PDF Consortium. “Validation is one of the key technologies in the manufacturing world to meet MBD/MBE demands. 3D PDF allows easy and robust viewing of 3D CAD models without CAD licenses and presents great potential to serve as a standard format for validation reports. Today’s manufacturing industry recognizes 3D PDF as a key factor for successful 3D data utilization throughout the product life cycle. We are also motivated to support additional capabilities with 3D PDF, based on increasing requests from industry leaders.” said Annalise Suzuki, Director of Technology and Engagement of Elysium Americas. “Joining the 3D PDF Consortium will strengthen our knowledge of the trends and general capabilities of 3D PDF,” said Kentaro Fukuta, Global Business General Manger of Elysium. “With our R&D team headquartered in Japan responsible for our CAD translation and validation modules, and our US sales and field engineer team (based in Southfield, MI) involved in consolidating US market demands, we look forward to this educational-based collaboration with 3D PDF Consortium.” 3D PDF Consortium Executive Director Jerry McFeeters said of their newest technology member, “We are extremely pleased to have Elysium become a member of the Consortium. Over the past three decades, they have established an...

NIST/MBE Summit 2017 Wrap Up

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit on April 3-6, 2017 in Gaithersburg, MD. Having attended several MBE Summits while working for the Navy and two since working for the 3D PDF Consortium, I have witnessed a lot of excitement brewing for MBE and the enthusiasm bodes well for 3D PDF. This year’s MBE Summit was a great example of this. 3D PDF is getting a lot of traction at the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies, as well as private companies if the presentations at the MBE Summit 2017 are any indication. As shown in the summary slide from the Summit, PDF ranked very high in the number of times used in presentations, more so than any other publishing/MBE format. As the representative of the 3D PDF Consortium, I presented Best Practices for Creating MIL-STD-31000 Technical Data Packages (TDPs) using 3D PDF and STEP, which was based on work of the 3D PDF Implementor Forum. The session was well attended and very interactive at the conclusion of the presentation. Many of the other speakers discussed how 3D PDF is being used and some interesting ideas were introduced including “3Di PDF”, which refers to “3D intelligent PDF”, a term used by one of the speakers. Other takeaways from the Summit include: There appears to be universal acceptance in the use of 3D PDF files to transmit TDP’s throughout the DoD. The numerous presentations on various topics provided a great snapshot of the current successes of MBE and a glimpse of the future of MBE. Presentations have progressed to the point...
3D  PDF Consortium – May, 2016 News.

3D PDF Consortium – May, 2016 News.

Greetings and welcome to the third publication of the 3D PDF Consortium newsletter.  All consortium members are encouraged to contribute to future newsletters.   News 3D PDF Implementor Forum (3DPDF-IF) – Test round 2 There is a lot of interest in what has been called “an innovative approach” to the Implementor Forum concept.  In addition to the traditional approach of validating CAD models, the 3DPDF-IF is testing how to best use 3D PDF in the context of a complete Technical Data Package (TDP).  This test round will include an evaluation of using 3D PDF in conjunction with STEP AP242 to create production level TDP’s that conform to MIL-STD-31000A.  The end result of this test round will be a series of Best Practice documents designed to assist enterprises in developing TDP’s in a consistent, repeatable, standardized manner that meets the unique needs of their MBE. Our plan is to be complete in advance of the DMC 2016 show in November.   Members of the consortium are making good progress while working with representatives of our partners on this project, PDES, Inc. and MBD 360.  If you want to find out more, please contact Phil. New class Development of the web-based 3D JavaScript class is moving forward.  The class will be complemented by the “Introduction to 3D PDF” class that was offered last year.  We are planning to deliver the class two times via webinar, sometime in June. We will be sending out a Doodle soon to let you help us choose the dates for the webinar. New membership categories The 3D PDF consortium is considering the addition of subsets to...

3D PDF Consortium Elects New Officers

The 3D PDF Consortium has started 2016 by electing a new team of officers. Thanks and congratulations to the following: John Sperling, Aras Corporation – President Peter Pfalzgraf, PROSTEP AG – Vice President Dave Opsahl, Tech Soft 3D – Treasurer Stephen Collins, Anark Corporation – Secretary We have many activities and events planned for the upcoming year, including 3D JavaScript training, ISO standards work and attending conferences such as ACE (Aras Customer Event), MBE Summit, COE, GPDIS, DMC, and others. With the guidance of our new officers, we are committed to making this the best year ever for the 3D PDF...