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Introducing CoLab

A collaborative review and issue tracking platform for design and manufacturing teams
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Securely Share CAD Files in Seconds

CoLab leverages cutting edge web viewing technology to give all stakeholders immediate access to 2D & 3D design files in the web browser - no downloads, installs, or extensions required. The data-rich, web-viewable format enables comprehensive analysis without risking loss of intellectual property.

Streamline Design Reviews

Expedite your design review process by creating pre-canned design reviews that each participant can walk through independently, on their own computer.

Consolidate Feedback, Simplify Program Management

All reviewers can capture issues and tasks, and share them with other participants in real-time. Team leads no longer need to spend hours following a design review consolidating issues and assigning action items - with Gradient it's done before you leave the meeting room.

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Simple 3D Reviews With Industry-Leading Security

Sharing, reviewing and evaluating 3D models should be simple and secure. We’ve made that possible. With CoLab, engineering teams can simply and securely create detailed 3D presentations, and share with their teams for review.  

Step through the presentation in 3D, with analysis tools, trackable issues, and full 3D context, at your fingertips. No more time-consuming screenshot decks, open-issue spreadsheets, or incomplete meeting minutes.

Screenshot of a car engine CAD design being shared in the 3D viewer of the Gradient design review software

Collaborative Drawing & Documentation Redlines

Drawing and documentation reviews are often executed across several tools, including slideshows, spreadsheets, and paper. They’re time-consuming, error-prone, and difficult to follow, with the document and the feedback/markups often existing separately.
 
With CoLab, teams share a review package with users for review. Those users can then redline the review documents in real-time, ask questions and quickly get feedback. Documents and feedback now exist together, complete with comprehensive reporting and audit histories.

Screenshot of a car engine CAD design being shared in the 3D viewer of the Gradient design review software

Work Instructions Reinvented

Creating and maintaining work instructions doesn’t need to be painful. CoLab allows manufacturing teams to build clean and effective work instructions tied to models and files. If the file gets revised, the review is automatically updated with those revisions - no more time wasted editing small changes.

These work instructions can be used during the design phase to coordinate a build process and then taken to the shop floor to coordinate how the physical process takes place.

Screenshot of a car engine CAD design being shared in the 3D viewer of the Gradient design review software

Automated Change Packages

When issues arise on a production model, expensive change processes often follow. Although we can't detect the issue for you, we can make the process easier. CoLab enables production teams to easily identify issues, and collaboratively find resolutions.

CoLab users can then automatically consolidate all the related issues, files and reviews, and as resolutions are found, create a Change Package, complete with all the documentation needed for approval and execution - either in CoLab or your PLM.
Screenshot of a car engine CAD design being shared in the 3D viewer of the Gradient design review software

Universal Issue Tracking, Managed Centrally

The backbone of CoLab is the first product-focused issue tracking system. It is a collaborative issue tracker that ties directly into reviews, files and metadata. Each issue creates a real-time thread for discussion and resolution along with the histories you need.

With CoLab's dashboards, you can create custom views of the most important issues and tasks instantly and easily manage your own work scope or a team of people.

Screenshot of a car engine CAD design being shared in the 3D viewer of the Gradient design review software
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Industries

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Autonomous driving, e-mobility and connected car technology is changing the way vehicles are designed. Learn how simplifying your design review process can reduce overhead and allow you to invest more in the future of mobility.

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Aviation suppliers and defense contractors are under immense pressure to adopt advance technologies and manufacturing processes. Learn how improving your design review process can help you stay competitive without losing focus on what matters most: security and dependability.

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As a manufacturer, you are challenged daily to meet increasing customer demands while managing supply chain and cost implications. Learn how optimizing your design review process can help you drastically increase project throughput.

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Advancing tomorrow’s healthcare capabilities involves solving complex problems while adhering to strict standards. Learn how centralizing design feedback can accelerate your regulatory approval process.

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