Small Manufacturers, Big File-Exchange Issues

15 May, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong

New Kubotek USA survey finds job shops endure pressure, high financial burdens to meet clients' interoperability demands


Everyone in manufacturing wrestles with the interoperability monster. In May 2005, Kubotek USA, makers of KeyCreator (formerly CADKEY), surveyed more than 1,200 CAD users and managers. When asked to list the most common format of CAD files they received, participants coughed up 42 different formats. Furthermore, fewer than one in five used industry-standard IGES and STEP files, and almost half of respondents used as many as three different CAD tools a month.

Recently Kubotek USA conducted a second study, targeting companies that exchange CAD files with external clients -- primarily job shops and smaller second- and third-tier suppliers.  Read more >>p>


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