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[BROADCAST] 3D CIC: Home Edition - A Former Insider’s Guide to Model-Based Technical Data in the DOD
This is a broadcast of the live event held on August 12, 2020. Recordings are available to registered attendees of 3D CIC (

Join us on a journey into MBD and the DoD led by longtime 3D CIC member Ben Kassel.

Learn more about government technical data needs, the purpose and history of the DoD Engineering Data and Manufacturing Working Group, what the future holds for government technical data, and a little bit about intellectual property and rights in technical data.

Ben says, “I can no longer count the number of years I have been involved in the acquisition of model-based technical data. All I can say is it has been tough. It is as if we are trying to purchase something that the program offices do not want to buy, from suppliers that do not want to sell. Compound this with CAD vendors that really do not have much of an incentive to develop translators that in effect provide a gateway to their competition.”

But times are changing. 3D Model-based technical data is no longer a ‘nice-to-have,’ it is a ‘need to have.’ This presentation will be a look into the needs for a harmonized policy at the highest DoD executive level, buy-in at the user level to follow specific modeling guidelines, and the discipline by mid-level managers to enforce the policies.

Live audience Q&A will follow the presentation.

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Aug 13, 2020 01:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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