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David A. Selliman
David A. Selliman
David A. Selliman has been vice president and a board member of CT Core Technologies in the United States since September 2007. Selliman has more than 15 years of global leadership experience in automotive, general machinery and aerospace market with focus in CAD, and CAE. With business operation … More »

MCADCafe Industry Predictions for 2020 – Core Technologies

February 4th, 2020 by David A. Selliman

The State of the Software industry and the competitive advantage.  By David Selliman, Vice President of CoreTechnologie.

I recently attended CES in Las Vegas, known for the largest electronic show in the world with a full city of attendees with every device you can ever think of.   I thought I was going to see something so new and innovative, I would wonder, why I did not think of that?  Surely, it was more of the same.  I have to say the few products or inventions that stuck to my head with amazement was Bell and Uber partnership developing a taxi helicopter with embracing 2030 in 2020. Hyundai with its competitive helicopter taxi and android services solution to carry 50 plus pounds with a 50 pound android, servicing complex cities globally. The big hurdle to bring the flying products to market was one simple word – FAA.  Another product that caught my eye was the babysitting robot with all the knowledge in its memory banks is what makes IBM Watson look dump, and lastly the innovation of Samsung to create a booth that defines its eco system of technology that surpassed anything on the planet based on its core business.

Attending this event allowed me to validate my prediction of 2020 and beyond in the software industry as it related to CAD interoperbilty with the automation of the engineering chore.   More specific, 3D model for AR/VR, validation of translated files for downstream applications and regulatory government bodies, visualization while analysis of the 3D module for collision/clearance, compare, thickness just to name a few.

Like the AR/VR goggles, by the end of 2020 seven out of ten homes in the USA will own AR/VR goggel’s. So the manufactures are pressing to figure out how to become the #1 seller taking a piece of the pie.  The first is to become first to market, the second is product awareness.  It is imperative in this market that you must know your products that you bring to market with a fine detail on social media.  And lastly have a manufacturing process that can scale upwards before you go to market.

I have predicted over the past few years that an automated process must be developed for the engineering chore that was once sent to off shore facilities to complete – to reduce 3D model size to  96% of the original, while looking like the original!  It is all about the OEM’s and its suppliers of the world having its 3D models of its products within the gaming industry, also referred to as market ready geometry.   3D models from companies like John Deere, Caterpillar, Airbus or Bell; average file size of an entire assembly is over 30 + GIG, how long does a 30 gig file take to open or send for sharing with global teams?  How in the world can we make 30 MG file for 3D visualization for gaming, manufacturing, project managers and market ready geometry an easy and quick solution while maintaining mixed geometry both tessellation, know as representation, and when needed boundary representation?   More important debossed holes, or exclude and include list, then to decimate the geometry – all in an automated process.    NOW- that was a challenge.

Validation of the 3D model was another strong push in the market, it was in 2015-16 every conference was taking about Model Based Engineering, also known as the digital thread and best processes to implement a solution. Moreover, STEP242 was the majority recommended solution at that time.  Airbus ahead of its time, implemented a partnered solution with us to include the GVP (geometric validation properties) checks developed by the consortium LOTAR/PDES.

This has been my focus over the past few years as Vice President of CoreTechnologie software solutions.  It was the resources, process and technology that made it happen and will continue to make us successful.   Knowledge resources that listen to the problem statement, and understand our tool box of solutions – while thinking out of the box; having non manual intensive process, and the technology that is by far easier to implement into PLM applications than any other solution on the market, where the end user getting the results have no idea or care how it was completed, just know it is perfect and consistent every time.

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