Cyon Research Releases White Paper on Adobe Solution for Collaboration and Manufacturing

Adobe PDF Offers Path from Paper-Based Workflows to Streamlined Intelligent Document Workflow

Bethesda, MD, June 1, 2005 - Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering-technology markets, today released a white paper identifying a workable and comprehensive solution to design collaboration in discrete manufacturing using the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

The paper, titled "The Adobe Solution for Design Collaboration and Discrete Manufacturing," addresses five key questions with regard to the Adobe solution for design collaboration and discrete manufacturing.

Automation of activities in manufacturing has led to a diversity of digital document formats, each requiring its own software to be read and marked-up for editing. The complexities of this issue threaten to outweigh the productivity gains attained by the automation. Digital documents offer unprecedented opportunities for better communication, reducing time and cost—but the document diversity has been an obstacle.

"Adobe's approach to design collaboration and discrete manufacturing is a comprehensive and workable solution that addresses the complete manufacturing digital-data workflow problem," said Brad Holtz, Cyon Research's president and CEO. "It is based on the familiar and widely accepted Adobe PDF, recently enhanced to address many manufacturing-specific needs, such as drawing layers, multiple formats within a single package, security, markup, document integrity, display of 3D models, and more."

The Adobe approach offers a path from today’s paper-based workflows to a more streamlined and profitable workflow based on intelligent documents. Since Adobe PDF documents can be generated from virtually any program available today, it becomes a simple process to combine multiple documents, each utilizing different file formats, into a single package. This solution complements existing engineering software tools, making them more productive by extending their reach across the enterprise.

This white paper is available free-of-charge at

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage of—and profit from—future technologies.™ is Cyon Research's Web-based research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet™, Engineering Automation Report™, both subscription newsletters providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; and AECNews™, a newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction., CADCAMNet, Engineering Automation Report, AEC News, and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2005


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