Throughout the lifecycle of a project, CoLab allows teams to visualize and interrogate assembly procedures in 3D, with all of the context and none of the complexity of desktop composer tools.
Manufacturing teams are given complex procedures that often are missing that one view or piece of data they need. When they want a clarification or find a problem it can halt manufacturing all together. CoLab liberates all stakeholders to visualize an assembly process in 3D, with the click of a single navigation button. When a user needs more information it is immediately available. Find a problem? Simply tag it on the precise area of concern, and assign it to a designer for help.
Prior to heading to manufacturing your team needs to validate the manufactuability of your product and build the best plan for how it will be built efficiently. CoLab allows you to create simple 3D presentations with annotations and callouts to visualize and describe how your innovation will be built. It’s got all the details, but it’s simple enough to create that anyone can do it in limited time.
Near the end of your design process when you move into system integration and validation of your overall design, CoLab allows you to quickly and simply mock up systems and conduct 3D reviews anywhere.
Before CoLab, teams would exchange, maintain and integrate a hodgepodge of files to build an assembly. CoLab teams from different companies will soon be able to mock up their native models with one another (regardless of CAD tool) without having to risk their valuable IP.
Creating manufacturing work instructions is a painful and time-consuming process that is even more frustrating when you need to make changes. CoLab allows teams to create a work instruction template for a product that can be auto-updated with new model revisions.
When things go wrong in a global manufacturing company, the right people are often not in the right place. CoLab allows engineering teams to build 3D instructions to capture a troubleshooting procedure or process in minutes that can then be shared anywhere in the world instantaneously.
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CoLab supports all the major CAD file formats in the manufacturing industry, such as SolidWorks, CATIA, NX, Creo, STEP and JT.
CoLab will allow you to render massive models far quicker than your desktop tool, even on something like a tablet or chromebook.
Create work instructions to walk stakeholders through the core process by capturing positions, states, notes and annotations with the model.
Using CoLab’s analysis tools you will be able to measure, section, isolate and explode the model to get that extra piece of missing information.
As manufacturing issues arise, they can be directly added to the model and CoLab will assist you in finding a resolution with your team.
Your model is going to change, and you don’t want to recreate instructions. So we automatically recreate them for you after the first setup.