Exploring the Web in 3D

By Oleg

I think that the Web provides an endless opportunity to explore the world of information. So, I’m constantly looking to explore new ways to use 3D to search better and faster for information, be able to differentiate information in 3D, and see better results. Also, you have to admit, 3D is a cool technology, and I’m always finding new ways to use 3D views to present information.

Yesterday, I had the chance to experiment with 3D browsing or search software (I’m not really sure how to classify this software) from Tianamo search beta. Actually, the first impression was from Tianamo Youtube video. I was impressed.

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I made few attempts using beta tools  (http://search.tianamo.com) and tried to use my top regular searches for Product Lifecycle Management, 3D CAD, CATIA. I put a few of the results in the pictures below.

Search fro 3D Live

Search for 3D CAD

Search for 3D CAD

Search for CATIA

Search for CATIA

I hope that you liked this and would be interested in hearing your feedback. . You can try this interesting tool by yourself by registering on http://search.tianamo.com. I will be watching this, exploring tools and other 3D information, and will continue to post my results on 3D perspectives.



Le Bleriot XI

By Valerie

2009 marks the Centennial of the first flight across the Channel by French pioneer Louis Blériot, with his now famous Blériot XI.

On July 25, 1909, Louis Blériot made history with his 37 minutes flight from Sagatte to Douvres above the Channel, oil leaking, wood cracking, wind blowing…

One hundred years after, I found myself visiting “Le Blériot XI” stand at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget. This stand was a collaborative project by Dassault Systèmes, the PLM Competency Center, the alumni association from Ecole Centrale, and Dassault Aviation.

On this stand, there was a Blériot XI. Experts will notice by my photo that it is not the Blériot XI, which made the famous flight across the Channel, but a Blériot XI-2. The difference? The second one is a two-seater, its engine “gnome” is a little more powerful, and it was built for the military. Still, for me, the feeling is the same, next to the Blériot XI-2, I touched history.

One hundred years after, we are writing another page of history with 3D. Because of PLM, it has been possible to make the digital mock-up of the Blériot XI-2, from the 2D plan, measures, and simulation. This digital mock-up will allow the construction of a new Blériot XI-2 in Brazil. It is a fascinating project , on which students from Brazil, India and France collaborated.

From the Le Blériot stand, I also wrote a page of my personal history because of 3DVIA Virtools. On June 17, 2009, I became one of the lucky pioneers to virtually fly above the Channel on board of a Blériot XI-2 digitalized.

That is what 100 years of difference makes!



Valerie Ferret works as part of Dassault Systèmes’ Global Affairs and Communities team.

Mega Lifelike Experience: Shanghai World Expo, Online

By Kate

Imagine 100 million people visiting the Shanghai World Expo, online, exploring and interacting with the stands and content, touring the virtual twin of its 5.28 square kilometers exposition park.

Years after the Expo has broken down its stands and physically disappeared.

The Expo 2010 will take 10 days for you to physically experience, but online you can visit at your leisure and eliminate cueing. Hmmm. Sounds good to me.

I didn’t realize what a big deal it is until I watched this video. Even if you’re the least bit curious, it’s worth a watch all the way through.

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The online Expo is being built with help from our 3DVIA Virtools technology, but no matter the technology, it’s just plain cool.

You can find more information in the Dassault Systèmes announcement. There’s an official Expo URL, but it’s not active yet, so the video is your best bet.

So, do you think you’ll go to the Expo?



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