CAD-IT's New AR Webinar Series is available on YouTube!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we had to change our plans from holding live AR workshops to running a series of short, informative webinars looking at the Re'Flekt Augmented Reality solutions. The series comprises five short episodes to get our customers and clients acquainted with the full suite of Re'Flekt AR tools.
We start the series by looking at REFLEKT REMOTE which has proved to be a business life-saver during the pandemic where travel restrictions, lockdown and social distancing have been problematic for manufacturing. REFLEKT REMOTE - a remote assistance solution using live video and AR - cuts travel costs, beats travel restrictions, provides specialist/expert maintenance globally to any facility, and reduces downtime. Not only used for emergencies, the REMOTE tool can also be used for routine inspections, services, on the spot repairs, etc.
The subsequent three episodes of the webinar series focus on the functions of REFLEKT ONE. REFLEKT ONE Viewer uses AR to enable and enhance training, maintenance and inspection procedures. Particularly beneficial in training scenarios, 'Viewer' improves understanding and knowledge retention via interactive and immersive functionality, increases learning performance, and improves trainee engagement by giving a greater motivation to learn.
Our webinar on REFLEKT ONE Author shows how the solution re-uses existing 2D or 3D CAD data to create AR content for interactive technical documentation for maintenance, operations, training, etc.
The 4th episode looks at REFLEKT ONE Sync focusing on how to create accurate 3D tracking configuration for AR using existing CAD data or real objects.
The final episode in the series pulls all the functions of REFLEKT ONE and REFLEKT REMOTE together to focus on system integration.
You can see Episode 2 playing below, and you can find all the webinars on our YouTube Channel!
Augmented Reality Workshop
In February we ran our first Augmented Reality Workshop which gave attendees the opportunity to get hands on with real-time AR demonstrations of different scenarios, with use cases from Authoring, Training, Service and Maintenance/Repair perspectives. This provided a good understanding of how these areas of business can be enhanced by introducing Augmented Reality.
Many of the interactive demos used Microsoft Hololens, enabling our attendees to have a go, such as in the video below. AR company SystemActive also gave us a fantastic presentation of the latest AR, VR and MR wearables on the market which our attendees were able to try out.
The feedback from everyone who came along was really positive and the day was a real success!
The next workshop is on Wednesday 25th March in Daventry - for more information and to register, please click on the button below.
TCUK 2019 Success!
Over the course of 3 days spent at TCUK 2019, we connected with a wide variety of technical authors, illustrators, engineering experts and technical communicators from all walks of life and industry sectors. TCUK provided a range of learning workshops, interactive discussion groups and stimulating presentations combined with networking sessions, as well as the Vendor Exhibition where we were very proud to receive an award for being a Silver Sponsor.
If you work within any aspect of technical communications, whether as a freelance writer or a leader of a large organisation - I would highly recommend attending TCUK for its thought-provoking presentations and friendly, community atmosphere.
CAD-IT Silver Sponsor for TCUK 2019
CAD-IT are proud to be Silver Sponsors at this year's TCUK Conference! It’s being held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire from 10th - 12th September 2019.
Technical Communication UK - TCUK for short - is the ISTC’s annual conference for everyone involved in writing, editing, illustrating, delivering and publishing technical information.
As well as the impressive vendor exhibition, the event spans over three days offering numerous workshops and seminars, 30 presentations from world-renowned speakers and ISTC members, and networking events and social activities.
CAD-IT will be meeting many businesses to discuss technical publications challenges;
- Reduce time to market
- Improve update responsiveness
- Enhance clarity of information
- Reduce Technician errors and ensure first-time-fix
At the stand delegates will also see how integrated technical publications software can enhance the service lifecycle of their products, and discover how advanced visualisation tools, such as Augmented Reality, can further develop their service USP.
CAD-IT gains Reseller Status with RE’FLEKT GmbH.
CAD-IT are delighted to announce their partnership with RE’FLEKT as an Approved Reseller for their Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Platforms.
Founded in 2012, Munich based technology company RE’FLEKT enables businesses to create their own in-house Augmented and Mixed Reality applications. By making AR and VR affordable and scalable for business, RE’FLEKT’s groundbreaking platforms empower anyone to simply infuse their industry knowledge into customized AR and MR solutions. Internationally, RE’FLEKT have delivered technology solutions to a number of global industry giants such as Audi, Bosch, Leybold and Porsche.
The core of the partnership is a reseller agreement that was forged to jointly offer advanced Augmented Reality software solutions and professional services. CAD-IT will sell, service, support and provide training for the RE’FLEKT products, globally and within industries where we have a market presence.
CAD-IT has many years of experience supporting customers to improve their competitiveness through more effective use of fully integrated and intuitive applications, and as these products have advanced and matured we’ve included the newest and most revolutionary products into our portfolio. Now our partnership with RE’FLEKT means we can also bring you ‘REFLEKT ONE’ and ‘REFLEKT Remote’.
REFLEKT ONE: an easy-to-use Augmented Reality content platform that enables the creation of interactive technical documentation for maintenance, operations and training, based on existing CAD data.
REFLEKT Remote: a remote video collaboration solution providing intelligent routing and cloud-based incident management for Android, iOS, Windows and smart glasses.
To find out more about Augmented Reality and RE'FLEKT's solutions - and how they can improve your business processes, click here!
Cortona3D Webinars - the story continues!
Episodes 2 and 3 in our Cortona3D webinar series have seen an unprecedented level of interest and engagement throughout December and January.
In Ep.2 'Authoring & Basic Publishing', we demonstrated how quickly you can take existing CAD data and produce a parts catalogue with simple part-ordering functionality. The section on how to explode assemblies and create section views, and how to generate illustrations to support printed manuals was particularly interesting, and we also covered some of the main benefits of using Rapid Author for your technical publications, namely:
- Creating content much faster than with traditional tools
- Automate formatting
- Creating HTML and traditional printed formats at the same time
Episode 3 'Technician Parts Portal', subsequently demonstrated how content authored in RapidAuthor can be added to a technical portal and released for online viewing to an end user (in this case a technician), allowing parts ordering to occur and giving a single reference point to all technicians with a reliable, efficient ordering process.
All our webinars are available for catch-up on our YouTube channel where there are a whole range of other CAD-IT videos available.
Our next webinar, 'Episode 4: Engineering Update Process' on 14th February 2019 will focus on more ways that RapidAuthor can make drastic improvements to your business processes.
CAD-IT gains VAR status with TechSoft 3D.
In October 2017, CAD-IT were delighted to announce their collaboration with US company TechSoft 3D as an Approved Partner VAR selling their Tetra4D suite of 3D PDF products.
TechSoft 3D have recently introduced their Tetra4D suite of products which create a group of applications that work to integrate 3D PDFs into engineering, manufacturing, technical publications and other workflows.
The products, aptly named Tetra4D Enrich, Tetra4D Converter, Tetra4D Reader and Tetra4D Automate, convert native 3D CAD data into interactive 3D PDF documents. There is a 3D PDF creation tool that requires no special expertise to use and there is also a server version providing automatic and on-demand 3D PDF creation. Combined, these provide an application that’s as much a productivity aid as it is a communications toolset.
Tetra4D products can be used as stand-alone or as a full application which are suited equally to a small team or an extensive user base of thousands.
At a Glance: Tetra4D 2017
- Latest edition of software suite for integrating 3D PDF into engineering and other technical workflows.
- New support for 3D printing workflows, including the 3MF format.
- New functionality for adding app-like searches of 3D data into interactive documents.
- Updated CAD reader support; STEP reader/writer now supports validation properties.
CAD-IT has many years of experience supporting customers to improve their competitiveness through more effective use of fully integrated and intuitive 3D applications, and as these products have advanced and matured we’ve included the most newest and revolutionary products into our portfolio.
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