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Today, we’re excited to announce our new Live Annotation feature on the platform. This provides immediate manufacturing feedback from Fictiv engineers, giving you direct access to the best manufacturing insight.
Simply upload your part, get an instant quote, and now view feature-specific feedback provided by our engineers. The annotations occur directly within the web-based 3D viewer, allowing for a new level of precision and speed compared to traditional feedback methods.
This feature addresses considerations such as wall thickness, internal radii, hole tapping, and more.
The Live Annotation feature offers three types of feedback:
It also allows you to chat in-app with Fictiv prototyping engineers to ask and answer questions, quickly and efficiently.
Existing methods to communicate DFM (Design for Manufacturing) on the market are, well, a bit old-fashioned. Usually engineers have to work with basic communication tools like email, phone and PowerPoint; while flexible, these tools can be time-consuming and inefficient.
By combining the best of computer automation with machining knowledge, the Live Annotation feature is designed to reduce iterations, save time, and increase your productivity.
This feature is one of the first in a series of tools on the Fictiv platform to optimize your design process for both speed and quality. Happy building!