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Spending 3D Software Development Resources Wisely

Thu Aug 24, 2017

In the 3D modeling space, application developers face a number of challenges — getting to market on time, delivering the right feature set, producing a high-quality product — all while staying within budget. For companies to remain competitive, it is critical to invest resources and time on developing differentiated product features, rather than on behind-the-scenes, enabling technology.

Make Versus Buy — an Age-old Decision

When it comes to architecting a next-generation product, companies have to decide whether to build their own or license pieces of critical technology. While developing a custom modeling kernel provides the ultimate control, it does imply large development costs, along with ongoing support costs. Moreover, companies may not have access to the required 3D technical expertise in house and may face challenges in trying to hire fast enough to keep up in today’s competitive market. Therefore, the experience and competency of a development team can outweigh all of the other variables affecting the development and deployment of 3D applications. 

Taking advantage of third-party solutions can help to not only reduced development cost and time, but also allows development teams to focus on their value-add.

But the choice of a partner is critical. By selecting Spatial as a partner, not only do companies gain access to best-in-class technology, but also benefit from Spatial’s 30 years of experience. Spatial’s technologies power some of the most advanced 3D applications in the industry today. 

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Spatial Helps with 3D Interoperability

No application is an island. Any competitive solution in the market today has to be able to interoperate with tools from other vendors, and that means translating data. But data translation can be extremely costly —developers have to keep up to date with new and constantly updating file formats, as well as understanding the intent of foreign data structures.

No other 3D software development toolkit provider is able to leverage 30 years of technical expertise in geometric modeling development with access to native libraries to provide the highest quality data exchange between CAD formats. For example, Spatial’s 3D InterOp is the only CAD translation product that uses libraries supplied by Dassault Systèmes to read and write CATIA data. The input data is always read completely, and the version support is always up to date with Dassault Systèmes releases. 3D InterOp is the de facto standard for 3D CAD data exchange – employed by over 3 million end users.

Spatial as Your Partner

As the leading vendor of 3D modeling software development toolkits, Spatial delivers robust solutions tested by millions of end users over the past 30 years. Your team benefits from the Spatial engineering team’s experience in dealing with 1000s of workflows and 100s of use cases. From a support perspective, your team does not have to deal with the usual issues of code immaturity when rolling out new applications. And your end users benefit from code fixes and improvements requested by the Spatial community over the last 30 years.

Using software development kits from Spatial will shorten development time, reduce risk, and lower cost — all while improving the robustness of your solution and getting you to revenue faster.

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