3DVIA Comic Book – 3D Content creation

By Alexandre
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Do you know the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Sometimes it could be easier to explain a complex idea with a single picture or… a comic book. If you think it’s only for super heroes, you’re wrong! In some cases, you can even get more attention with a comic book than with any other kind of material!

To get you in the mood, here’s a comic book focusing on 3D content creation and potential usage thanks to 3DVIA products: 3DVIA Shape, 3DVIA Studio, 3DVIA Scenes and 3DVIA Mobile. It targets both B2B (designers, young creators) and B2C audiences (3D scenes users, students, early adopters).

The comic book, a new communication to get out of the box?

In conventions, people usually walk around and get a lot of flyers and brochures. That’s precisely why we created a comic book focusing on 3D content creation and potential usage thanks to our 3DVIA products. We were going to attend a convention dedicated to young designers and we wanted to get their attention.

This particular comic book made a good impression towards the young audience and we decided to extend the experience to other professionnals. So we thought we would create other comic books to talk about our other activities, such as 3D printing. As we announced a strong partnership with the 3D printing company called “Sculpteo” last year, we wanted to explain how people can get their 3D models out of computer right into their hands.

For sure we will get back to you with this new comic book as soon as it is available. The artist will not be the same, as we though it could be fun to change the style a little bit.

Do you want to create a comic book? Here are few simple steps to follow:

  1. Define the message you want to communicate through the comic book
  2. Sum up your ideas to fit in one single page: each panel has to provide a clear information
  3. Define the graphic style you want to use to address your audience and find the right artist.

Now it’s time for you to be creative!   8)

 

Here Spot – Here Spot! Such a Good Spot Weld.

By Marc
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Dog Robot BiscuitWe have all heard of the Dog Whisperer. It’s been viewed as the ultimate guide to providing solutions for your problematic pooches. Each episode documents the remarkable transformations that take place by teaching and helping dogs and their owners achieve happier lives together.

Great if you have dogs, but what if you are having problems with “production” man’s other best friend?

Manufacturers in any industry from a large OEM to a small systems integrator are often challenged with properly teaching and programming their production robots.  Getting them to correctly perform the required operations and tasks on the factory floor can be as difficult as trying to keep Fido from eating your favorite pair of slippers.

You can’t encourage them to sit, stay or spot weld with their favorite squeaky toy or just sit down with them and have a conversation over a nice cup of coffee at break time.  Manufacturers need the right solutions to ensure their productions systems best utilize the robots for optimum performance, efficiency and flexibility.

The latest installment of (you guessed it), the Robot Whisperers, the online e-series by Dassault Systemes, robot experts Mike and Tony will show a few tricks to better assign and validate spot welds with robots in production.

Now, I am not talking about getting your robots to roll over and beg. ;-) But the guys will demonstrate how to simulate and validate robotic spot welding applications utilizing 3D software to help your robots become more loyal and obedient.

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In episode 3, Robotology for Spot Welding, Mike and Tony will also discuss how 3D simulation allows engineers to  create “what-if” scenarios in the virtual environment with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. That’s certainly better than dragging a bunch of robots around the shop floor to physically test the different programs necessary for production. Plus they will have some fun talking about the solar system and Aunt Irene’s Farm – no kidding!

So if you are having relationship issues with your robots and just can’t get them to accurately perform the 1000’s of spot welds they do every day, a doggy treat or a pat on the servo motor is not going to help you.  Log onto the Robot Whisperers today and see why this e-series is your ultimate guide to happier, healthy relationships with your robots!

Enjoy!

Marc

PS: here is the e-series introduction for those of you who missed it:

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Innovation Comes with Fun!

By Emilie
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Learning while playing… what a wonderful challenge!

And when it comes to finding truly innovative ideas, this is the mindset companies are looking for. For instance, big brands such as Renault, SFR or DLA Piper participate in student contests involving middle, high school and college students.

Innovative, motivated and creative students smartly deal with engineering, marketing, sales and mechanics to create ecological engines or invent the future cell phones.

The EducEco Challenge stimulates students through a very daring competition where knowledge in 3D design and mechanics is essential. Their objective is to conceptualize, design, build and finally test sustainable engines by going the farthest using the least amount of energy. At this occasion, the Dassault Systèmes Academic department has given a special award for the design to the MURP team from ENIT (Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes) on Nogaro’s famous French race track.

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The award-winning vehicule from the MURP team.

 

On another level, the Course en Cours competition fosters horizontal learning, awarding students according to their ability to promote their projects by recreating all attributes of a professional race team (name, logo, visual properties and so on). Combining originality, design, fun, ecology, and technology, Course en Cours offers them an overview of the professional world.

But automotive is not the only subject of inspiration for younger ones. MOBI3 challenges secondary schools from priority education area in handling a project from conception to commercialization of a mobile phone. Its goal is to strengthen students’ ambition and creativity, allowing them to consider perspectives they would not have thought of for their studies.

Every team targets the #1 prize but, let’s face it, students involved in such competitions get more out of what they learn and assimilate than out of the prize itself… Plus this is the occasion for most of them to visit a company for the first time. ;-)

A tip… Keep an eye on future generations! Not driven by profitability, they take bold initiatives and can bring forward some daring innovations!

Find out more here!

All the best,

Emilie

Dassault Systemes Academy Students Emilie is a member of 3DS Academia.



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