Interrogate designs together in real-time

CoLab provides a stable CAD viewer in your web browser, so anyone can review 2D and 3D CAD without having to download new software. With real-time feedback and follow mode, hardware teams can make meetings more engaging and maximize useful feedback.

Open engineering files in your web browser

With CoLab, you can easily share files from your desktop or directly from PDM/PLM systems. CoLab instantly converts these files into a format that you can view in your browser. CoLab is compatible with 30+ file types, including native CAD from SolidWorks, CATIA, Creo, NX, and SolidEdge, and neutral formats like STP, and PDF.

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Follow along in real-time

With follow mode, meeting participants can follow along with each other, as they interrogate a model in CoLab. Any function the meeting leader performs on the model will be automatically mirrored on everyone’s screens. You can always exit follow mode to look at a different configuration on your own screen, leave some feedback, then follow along again once you’re done.

Easily navigate complex models

CoLab provides all the essential features you'd expect in a great CAD viewer. You can orbit, pan, section, or explode to pinpoint issues. Use the dimension tool to double-check important measurements, or access the Model Browser to see part details.The best part? Multiple reviewers can explore the same model in different ways – all at the same time.

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Compare any two files side by side

Need to confirm a change on two file revisions? Open them up side by side and confirm it visually. You can even open two different file types – like a drawing and a model – to see more context before providing feedback.

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Connecting CoLab with PLM and CAD is fast, easy, and secure

CoLab integrates with major PLM systems, including Windchill, Teamcenter, and 3DEXPERIENCE. You can share CAD directly to CoLab from your PLM, maintaining critical data associations. Because CoLab accepts 30+ file types, it’s easy to review native CAD, even if you’re working with a supplier or customer that uses a different CAD tool.

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Simplify your design process with virtual reviews

  • Capture design feedback asynchronously
  • Resolve basic errors outside of meetings
  • Document and track feedback during meetings
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