Ah, interoperability. A lot of changed over the course of the last few years. The CAD industry has become reinvigorated. 3D visualization seems to have become more focused on applications as opposed to just cool technology. PLM systems have started to become mainstream while more granular systems have simultaneously emerged. And despite all that change, at least one thing has been very consistent.

The call for interoperability isn’t going away.

I’ve gotten an earful at the 3DCIC event. It was a hot topic at COFES. It seems like it resurfaces time and again in the twitter-sphere. It’s like a clarion calla amongst the community.

But here’s the schtick: it doesn’t seem to make much headway. Well, wait a second. That’s not quite right. Let me explain, which leads me to this point…

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