Tech Soft 3D Blog

Dave Opsahl

Recent Posts

Unlocking Engineering Data for Downstream Consumption is Now a Must

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Aug 8, 2017 2:02:26 PM

Written by Dave Opsahl, VP of Corporate Development at Tech Soft 3D

Read More

Topics: 3D PDF

It’s a Hardware Renaissance

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Apr 3, 2017 4:38:43 PM

In this episode of Beyond 3D we talk to one of the pioneers of 3D CAD, Jon Stevenson, who helped turn GrabCAD into the largest online collaboration community in the 3D CAD world, and is now VP of Global Software at Stratasys. 

Read More

Topics: Hardware

Do you Zip files? You should 3D PDF them instead for better, structured communication. Listen to the new Beyond 3D Podcast!

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Jan 31, 2017 3:17:30 PM

There are millions of 3D PDFs used in different manufacturing workflows every day, across the globe.  So why are there still so many misconceptions about how 3D PDFs can be used? How versatile they are, how much better they are than Zipping a ton files together and hoping the recipient can figure out how to view them all. The 3D PDF Consortium was founded for exactly this purpose – to provide education and awareness to the market about 3D PDFs.  We talk with Jerry McFeeters, the Executive Director, and Phil Spreier, Technical Director to dispel some of the bigger myths when it comes to 3D PDF creation and use.

Read More

Topics: 3D PDF

Igniting the 3D documentation revolution – 3D PDF for the model based enterprise

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Jan 7, 2016 10:58:00 AM

This blog originally appeared on the GrabCAD blog: http://blog.grabcad.com/blog/2015/12/22/igniting-the-3d-documentation-revolution-3d-pdf-for-the-model-based-enterprise/

Read More

Topics: MBE, MBD, 3D PDF

MBE Blog 2: Visualization ≠ Communication

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Oct 6, 2014 10:26:00 AM

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.

Read More

Topics: MBE, MBD, 3D PDF

MBE: What's it all about?

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Aug 21, 2014 6:05:00 AM

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.

Read More

Topics: MBE, MBD, 3D PDF

Investing In The 3D PDF Ecosystem: Why Tech Soft 3D Acquired tetra4D

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Dec 16, 2013 8:10:00 AM

Tech Soft 3D and tetra4D today announced the acquisition of tetra4D by Tech Soft 3D. This event marks the beginning of a new chapter in the 3D PDF world, and I wanted to take a few minutes and explain what this means for the customers of 3D PDF Converter, the partners who have helped build tetra4D into a growing business, and Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS customers.

Read More

Topics: Our culture, 3D PDF, HOOPS Exchange, HOOPS Publish