Dassault Systemes announced the introduction of 3D XML for PLM (Extensible Markup Language for Product Lifecycle Management), a universal, lightweight XML-based format that enables users to capture and share live, accurate 3D data. 3D XML compresses highly complex data, with file sizes up to 99 percent smaller than those of existing formats. Developed in conjunction with industry leaders, it provides rapid file transmission and shorter load times while maintaining the exact geometry of the files exchanged. Using 3D XML, users can drag and drop files into other applications such as e-mail or office applications. The new format will greatly enhance collaboration around 3D information. With 3D XML, the use of sophisticated 3D graphics is no longer restricted to engineering departments. These graphics can now easily be incorporated into technical documentation, maintenance manuals, marketing brochures, websites, email communications and many other everyday uses. Dassault Systemes is introducing this 3D format for PLM to its customers based on Version 5, Release 14 (V5R14) of its PLM solutions, and has incorporated the 3D XML format in its entire line of products – CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM, SolidWorks and Spatial. www.3ds.com
The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that over 50 organizations have signed up so far to support the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technology. The conference, being held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 December 2, is entirely focused on content technologies, and includes 27 educational sessions covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy. Sponsors of the Gilbane Content Management conference in Boston include EMC, GMC Software, Interwoven (NASDAQ:IWOV), Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), Stellent (NASDAQ:STEL), and Workshare. Other sponsors include Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), the Integration Consortium, OASIS, IDEAlliance, InfoWorld, CMSWatch, EContent magazine, Transform magazine, Web Services Journal, XML Journal, Business Wire, and the Gilbane Report. Additional exhibitors-to-date include Arbortext, Astoria, Atomz, aXtive minds, CrownPeak Technology, Day Software, Ektron, Hot Banana, Idiom, Infodata, Infostoria, Inmagic, INSCI, IXIAsoft, Mark Logic, Ovitas, Percussion Software, PaperThin, RedDot Solutions, Refresh Software, SchemaLogic, Scientific Software, SDI, SiberLogic, SilkRoad Technology, Software AG (TECdax:SOW), ThomasTech Solutions, Vasont, Venetica/IBM (NYSE:IBM), Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN), and Vivisimo.
Arbortext announced it has completed the acquisition of Advent Publishing Systems, Ltd. (Advent3B2). Arbortext’s acquisition of Advent3B2 combines two publishing software companies to serve the Enterprise Publishing Software industry. Arbortext’s Enterprise Publishing Software helps companies streamline and automate their information creation and publishing process. Through the acquisition of Advent3B2 and its product line, Arbortext extends the benefits of enterprise publishing to design-intensive and complex documents such as financial reports, marketing collateral, consumer catalogs, directories and journals. With this acquisition, Arbortext will broaden its product offerings and grow its customer base with the inclusion of over 300 Advent3B2 customers. Arbortext will also expand its operations by combining the Advent3B2 development, professional services and sales and marketing capabilities through the integration of its Swindon, United Kingdom and Konstanz, Germany offices. www.arbortext.com
Stratify, Inc. announced the release of the Stratify Legal Discovery 4.0 service for law firms and corporate legal departments to accelerate electronic discovery. Electronic discovery is being transformed by the explosion of discoverable information in legal proceedings (including emails, desktop documents, PDFs and OCR documents) together with new document compliance regulations and requirements. Stratify’s technology automatically analyzes and catalogs discoverable documents, weeding out irrelevant content and reducing the universe of reviewable documents. At the heart of the Stratify Legal Discovery 4.0 service is Stratify’s technology to automatically create intelligent concept folders specific to a case or matter based on the content of the document universe, organize these concepts hierarchically based on their interrelationships, and then automatically sort documents into relevant concept folders. The Stratify Legal Discovery 4.0 service introduces a series of new document review and analysis capabilities, including seamless in-line redaction, message unit tagging, and additional workflow features. www.stratify.com