Have you met The Collaborative Tribe?

By Nicolas

The Collaborative Tribe is a series of 1 minute videos to communicate the values of Dassault Systèmes V6 PLM solutions mixed with some fun.  I’ve embedded the 1st episode below and invite you to go to http://thecollaborativetribe.3ds.com, join the tribe, and watch other episodes.

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If you think about it, working in tribe mode could be very efficient for companies. A tribe is a community (what a trendy word!) that  shares common interests, a common language and rules. A tribe works as a  team for the interest of the whole community. Isn’t what companies could develop more and more within their teams around their projects?

Because I’m working on this campaign I’ve seen all of the episodes.  In all of them you’ll see the  six characters, communicating and collaborating in 3D, evolving their ideas thanks to their collective intelligence and testing them in “real life” conditions (sometimes unexpected events may occur!).

What do you think about The Collaborative Tribe?  What business messages do you see in the film?



Nicolas MNicolas Maritan works for Dassault Systèmes WW Marketing.

Introducing Let’s Go Design, a new interactive video series from SolidWorks

By Matthew

Back at SolidWorks World 2010, Jeremy Luchini, the brains behind the SolidWorks certification programs, announced that he would be hosting a new video series called Let’s Go Design. We’re happy to announce that the series is now live.

Over the course of the next year, Jeremy will be designing and building some new things from the ground up. But first, he’s looking for ideas from all of the designers out there. You can submit your ideas, vote on what Jeremy will build, and even have input into critical design decisions. If you want to get an idea of what this is all about, here’s Jeremy explaining what he’ll be doing.

So which project do you want to see Jeremy work on? All you have to do is visit http://www.letsgodesign.tv and vote, then check back in later to see which one gets picked. You can even sign up for email alerts.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go design!

I’m in Milan with Designer Tom Dixon, Virtually

By Kate

fred at milan furniture fair1This morning Fred Vacher contacted me from the Milan Furniture Fair.  Where Fred is, 3D is, so I was curious to see what was in his zip attachment.

Seems Fred has been helping furniture designer Tom Dixon add some 3D and virtual to his stand.

If you’d like to check out Tom’s designs and stand virtually, and, hey, maybe even bump into Virtual Tom, try out his public 3DVIA Scenes for free.  I’ve embedded it further down in this post.

This is Fred and Tom.


This is a design in Tom’s new Industry collection.

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This is the same design in 3DVIA Scenes.

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This is me broswing Tom’s collection virtually.


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Addendum: I received some feedback that the way I sized the embedded scene “Virtual Milan” limited the virtual experience, so to replace the embedded scene, I’ve added a hyperlink to the full deal on 3dvia.com.  Please click on the image above to visit the scene.

Some Virtual Milan tips from my maiden voyage:

  • Opt for the Virtual Tour (let’s you zoom into the collection bits without stumbling around)
  • Move one click at a time (will help you avoid wall collisions, etc.)
  • Use your mouse to click on designs you like (will give you model information; name, specs, etc.)

If Fred can stop drinking Italian espressos and admiring all that furniture design, I may have some more “live” footage for you.  (Sorry Fred; I’m just jealous you’re there and I’m not.)

So, do you like Tom’s new collection?  I like the Mirror Ball Lights the best.  Et vous?



P.S. Fred tells me Tom designs in SolidWorks and then imports to 3dvia.com.  Which, BTW, if you’re in the US or UK, you can download Tom’s models from mydeco.com, try, then buy.

P.P.S  I do NOT get a commission for any Tom Dixon models sold on 3dvia.com.  Darn!

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