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Sales without Commission


We’ve recently made the somewhat controversial decision to entirely eliminate the idea of “sales commissions.” It’s not a move many companies make because it bucks conventional wisdom. However, we think this move will help us achieve even stronger organizational alignment and greater results.


Learn and Connect: HOOPS Technical Summit and TEC Talk


During the first week of October I was in Munich, Germany. As you might expect, there were plenty of highlights. Drinking beer at Oktoberfest was pretty great. Attending a Bayern Munich match with a friend was fun. Working on 2015 planning with my Tech Soft 3D colleagues was fruitful.

MBE Blog 2: Visualization ≠ Communication

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I began this blog series in my previous post by talking about what model-based enterprise (MBE) means. In this post, I’d like to dispel a perception that is quite common in manufacturing enterprises, and replace it with a different way of looking at collaboration.

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Better Triangles. Faster.


Last week we announced that we’ve added the Polygonica polygonal modeling kernel to our portfolio of 3D developer tools. I’m excited about that news for two reasons. The first has to do with how we view our responsibility to our customers. The second has to do with Polygonica itself. Allow me to explain.

MBE: What's it all about?


Chances are you have heard talk around the water cooler about MBE, and thought – what’s up with that? This is the first in a series of blogs that will answer that question.

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4 Steps toward Company Progress – and Away from Insanity


In my last blog I talked about the challenge of holding two true (though seemingly opposing) views at the same time. These are a) your company is a great and special place, even while b) there’s much that needs improving.

Why Balancing Opposing Truths in Business is Important


Can a company be both excellent and in serious need of improvement? If we’re being honest, the answer is yes. It’s only a dichotomy if just one of them can be true at a time – and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

7 Ways Executive Coaches Elevate Your Game


A couple of weeks ago I was speaking with a fellow CEO, and the topic of executive coaches came up.

Back to the Future in Japan


Dateline: 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean in that strange twilight created when traveling from Asia back to the U.S. - where you cross the international date line and “re-live” a calendar day. It’s the closest thing I know to time travel.

Move Parts Directly in HOOPS Communicator’s 3D Player

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A couple of weeks ago, we released HOOPS Communicator 2.10, which features some interesting new enhancements, most notably to the 3D player’s API. Back in HOOPS Communicator 2.0, we added the ability to connect external information to 3D data through a mapping table at conversion time. This API provided an ID for each and every part in an assembly, which initially developers used for simple things like highlighting, hiding and isolating parts. 

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