Real-time collaboration around digital mock-up
The web standard technologies have evolved quickly the last few years and hence have opened a brand new range of features which were impossible before.
If we had to choose the two standards that will have the biggest impact in the coming years we would probably select WebGL which brings true 3D capabilities to the browser and Web Sockets which offers full duplex communication with the server.
During this session, I will not only tell how WebGL can help product manufacturers to work more efficiently or how Web Sockets can be leveraged to implement user to user communication, I will mainly explain how we can smartly mix the two together.
Actually, this is what we did within our open source PLM platform. By combining both WebGL and Web Sockets API we were able to enhance our web digital mock-up viewer with real-time collaboration features that enable users to perform product models co-reviews across the web.