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CAD Data Exchange & Collaboration 2015
While the terms CAD data exchange and collaboration can be quite broad, there are a number of vendors who serve very specific niches. Whether it's data exchange and conversion, 3D PDFs, technical documents you need, there are a number of vendors with specialty products to fit your needs.

This month we're kicking the New Year off with a look at the latest data exchange solutions from KISTERS, Datakit, PROSTEP, CoreTechnologie and others.

See our product roundup, along with a variety of news and features published in the last year on data exchange and collaboration from those listed above and many other vendors.
Features
Data Exchange Vendors Increase Supported Formats and Add Functionality
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor
See what's new with 7 companies, including Datakit, KISTERS, PROSTEP, CoreTechnologie, TransMagic, CCE and Tech Soft 3D.

Collision Detection
By CoreTechnologie
CoreTechnologie explains why collision detection is essential to ensure that changes are not going to have a cascading effect on downstream designs.

Progress and Challenges Intertwine in The Code of PLM Openness (CPO)
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor
ConnectPress talks to Mathias Keller about progress in The Code of PLM Openness, which includes a new version and plans for a U.S. based event in 2015.

Deliver 3DPDF Work Instructions from your CAD Files
By PROSTEP
See how manufacturing companies are producing 3D electronic work instructions easily and affordably with 3D PDFs and PROSTEP tools.

The Many Ways to Interoperate
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems
Tom Lazear discusses many formats for interoperability, including IGES and STEP; and his advice on how to streamline the process.

3 Collaboration Companies Causing Some Shifts in the Cloud
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor
Cloud-based collaboration leaders Kenesto, CadFaster and GrabCAD are expanding their market focus and making changes you should be aware of.

STEP Files - What They Are And How To Import Them
By Bill Bogan, KETIV
Bill provides an overview of STEP files and how Autodesk products deal with them.

CAD Data Translation Validation
By Dr. T. Charles Chen, The Boeing Company
After translating a CAD model from one CAD system to another CAD system it is important to make sure that the CAD models are exactly the same.

 
News
3D CAD Data Authoring and Publishing: KISTERS 3Dviewstation V2014.2
Press Release Issued by KISTERS
There have been several enhancements, including support for CATIA V5-6 2014 (R24), Creo 3.0, Inventor 2015 and Solid Edge ST 7.

James Martin Joins Elysium Inc. as Director of Business Development
Press Release Issued by Elysium
Elysium has welcomed James Martin, who has held senior positions at ITI TranscenData, as its new director of business development.

3D-PDF analysis and authoring - Kisters 3DViewStation
Press Release Issued by Kisters
Kisters 3DViewStation enables users to use 3D PDFs as an adequate alternative for native CAD data and standards like JT.

3D PDF Enrichment Products Version 1.7.1 New Features
Press Release Issued by PROSTEP
The newest versions of PROSTEP's 3D PDF Enrichment Products; 3D PDF Animate, 3D PDF Publish, and 3D PDF Compare (A/P/C), are now available.

PROSTEP, Inc. Purchases Key Assets and Intellectual Property of EOS Solutions
Press Release Issued by PROSTEP
PROSTEP has purchased the EOS lineup of 3D PDF solutions including PDF Animate, 3D PDF Publish and 3D PDF Compare.

Elysium Approved as JT Data-Translation Provider to Daimler Supply Chain
Press Release Issued by Elysium
Elysium now provides Daimler AG with the official CATIA V5 to NX translation tool within the automaker's PLM2015 project.

Datakit Extends Its Reseller Network in Russia and China
Press Release Issued by Datakit
Datakit has taken a new step towards the Chinese and Russian markets, following the recent signing of agreements with local resellers.

tetra4D Releases 3D PDF Converter Version 4.1
Press Release Issued by tetra4D
This release has several hundred changes, along with new features and support for Inventor 2014, CATIA V5-6R2013, Solid Edge ST6, and more.

Elysium's CADfeature 11.3 Deploys New Browser-Based Automation for Enterprise Data Translation and Quality Assurance
Press Release Issued by Elysium
The newest version, CADfeature 11.3, addresses long-sought industry goals of perfecting and speeding the creation of master CAD models.

CCE Announces Public Release of EnSuite 2014
Press Release Issued by CCE
EnSuite 2014 provides support for the latest versions of SolidWorks 2014, Solid Edge ST6, Parasolid 26 and more.

Datakit Announces Its Participation In The SIP Project
Press Release Issued by Datakit
The Standards & Interoperability PLM project was organized as part of the IRT SystemX, launched in late 2013.

3D CAD Viewer for Mobile Users: KISTERS 3DViewStation on Tablet-PCs and Smartphones
Press Release Issued by KISTERS
KISTERS is now offering mobile support for their 3DViewStation CAD viewers.