The Power of 3D Models to Communicate Data

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Technology continues to advance the way in which manufacturers, designer and engineers build their goods.  It’s equally essential that they advance the manner in which they communicate.  3D visual interaction gives the users of the content the ability to really see, understand and interact with the model.”

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THIs Week’s Key Question

“How can using 3D model technology improve workflows of drone manufactures?

This Week’s Guests

Patricia Hume is CEO of Canvas GFX, a company that develops visual communication and collaboration solutions. Canvas GFX is trusted by leading brands from verticals in aerospace and defense, automotive, commercial and domestic appliance, energy, and education. The company’s solutions bridge the divide between technical and graphics applications, empowering everyone to communicate and understand complex information with absolute clarity.

Pat’s career in software and high tech spans four decades. At Canvas GFX, she is responsible for creating and executing the company’s strategic vision. With a wealth of cross-functional experience and deep operational expertise across large companies and microcaps, she specializes in driving sustained growth and high-impact turnarounds.

Prior to joining Canvas, Patricia was chief operations officer at iPass, Inc., where she led global customer-facing activities until the company’s acquisition in February 2019. She has also served as chief revenue officer at Convio, senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP AG, group vice president of Avaya’s SMB Division, and CEO and president of VerticalNet Markets. She held numerous senior management positions during her 18-year service with IBM and Lotus.

What We Learn

In 2021, Canvas was selected by Zipline to optimize a range of visual documentation workflows. Launched in 2016 to deliver critical medical supplies, Zipline designs, manufactures and operates the world’s largest automated on-demand delivery service, which to date has made more than 200,000 commercial deliveries and has delivered millions of units of blood, vaccines and other critical medical products. Using the Canvas Envision platform, Zipline employees will have the ability to create rich, dynamic visual assets leveraging real 3D CAD data.

In this edition o f the Drone Radio Show, Patricia talks about Canvas GFX, the partnership with Zipline to create interactive 3D product models and the benefits of using new technologies to streamline workflows and communicate ideas.

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