Cadalyst on 3D Publishing

By on September 18th, 2008 in blog

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We spend a lot of time thinking about designs and the technology to print those designs, but what about the notion of publishing designs? Once a model is produced, what happens to that model? Is it kept in a folder somewhere? Is it published on the Internet? What happens to that model once it is published? Lacking any security mechanisms, it might become essentially public domain. Are there solutions?

Cadalyst recently took a very hard look at this issue, and actually tested products from seven 3D CAD vendors, including SpinFire Professional, Adobe Acrobat 3D, Myriad, XVL Studio Pro, Publisher3D Professional, Deep Exploration 5 CAD Edition and eDrawings 2007 Professional. Their conclusion: there are indeed tools that can protect the intellectual property of your 3D models. No standards yet for doing so, but it can be done.

Via cadalyst

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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