Keeping the illustrations in the interactive part catalogue representative of the product shipped to the customer is essential to a great customer experience, but it’s complicated. It’s tricky because part catalogue authors need to work with several disjointed applications from multiple vendors to publish a parts catalogue. Each tool offers isolated gains but can’t significantly improve the entire process. Publishing an online spare parts catalogue is further complicated because the process comprises offline applications to generate the exploded views and online applications to publish the catalogues.
Zea provides a next-generation 3D web platform to leverage CAD assemblies for downstream applications such as PLM applications, technical publications, part catalogs, interactive client demos, collaboration with external partners, eLearning, and collaborative remote diagnosis.
Engineering firms work with 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to digitally create parts, assemblies, or entire products - this isn’t new. What has changed is what you can do with these digital assets downstream from engineering.
“We published a build of the glTF loader for the Zea Engine under the MIT open-source license and are working to support the features that matter most to early adopters.”
"Where the confusion starts to appear is when you start using a game engine for non-game applications."
Open-source is a catch-phrase, business model, status symbol, and a cause that the Free Software Foundation promotes to ensure that “users have the freedom to run, edit, contribute to, and share the software” (FSF, 2021).
We’re proud to announce that Zea and Jazzros are partnering to improve the development experience for the next-generation of Industry 4.0 3D web applications.