About

3D CIC brings together industry leaders, cross-functional engineers, and 3D Data practitioners as well as stakeholders who collaborate with or support these areas. 3D CIC places a strong emphasis on the interoperability and social science aspects of whole-enterprise success.

This event provides a platform for attendees to learn about the latest technologies and best practices for collaborating on 3D projects and sharing 3D data across different software platforms.

3D CIC fosters concentrated conversations about CAD-agnostic digital methods for Model-Based Enterprise advancement. 3D CAD thought leaders from commercial and government organizations present their stories of success, challenges, business strategy, and technology solutions. Intimate conversation and collaboration among industry attendees and 3D CAD interoperability vendors enhance Industry 4.0 and Digital Thread initiatives.

2024

THEME
The Digital Future…

KEYNOTE
Scaling Your Digital Transformation from the Ground Up – Aneesa Muthana, Pioneer Service Inc.

Past Conferences

2019

THEME
Trust Digital

KEYNOTE
Culture, Collaboration, and Trust in Brewing & MBE – Wynne Odell, Odell Brewing Co.

2018

THEME
Enterprise Accountability
Forget the Pecking Order at Work – Margaret Heffernan, TEDWomen 2015

KEYNOTE
Creating an Optimized Culture for Enterprise Accountability: Applying the Five Laws of Human Motivational Dynamics – Dr. Charles Fay, Love and Logic Institute

2017

THEME
UNITE: Engineering & Shop Floor Collaboration

KEYNOTES
Are You Ready to Reap the Benefits of Smart Manufacturing? – KC Morris, NIST
The Future Can Improve Your Past – William Cockrell, Raytheon

2016

THEME
Commercial Applications of Model-Based Business Practices

KEYNOTES
Having Your MBD Cake and Eating It Too – Ryan Gelotte, TE Connectivity
Quantifying the Benefits of MBD Initiatives – Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

Media

History

3D CIC was founded by Dr. David Prawel of LongView Advisors with the following vision:

To present speakers and demonstrations pertaining to (1) sharing of 3D computer-aided design (“CAD”) information by and between discrete manufacturing companies, their employees, their supply chains, and their distribution partners, in a product design and development context (“Collaboration”); and (2) interpretation, implementation, and usage of 3D digital data by and between 3D CAD software applications (“Interoperability”).

Action Engineering joined Dr. Prawel to lead the conference in 2015, then assumed ownership of 3D CIC the following year.