n!Fuze Beta Testing:
This podcast covers the pending service offering from SolidWorks built on the 3DSwYm platform from Dassault Systemes. Topics covered:
- Overview of n!Fuze the service
- Client types (web, SolidWorks and iPad)
- "What we pubically know" about n!Fuze (UI, pricing model and storage options)
- Outline of n!Fuze vs other online storage/collaboration tools
- Concerns, hopes/dreams!
This past week I was informed that Beta 3 had begun and that it was going to be invite only and about a week long. With the promise of a public beta to follow, I wanted to talk about this service and what information we do know pubically about it and what it's goals are as a service.
Back in April we had a SolidWorks User Summit and SolidWorks and I shared a lot of details about the product, what the experience was like as well as some of the pricing and option model that will be offered at first release. Hosted, version controlled repositories are nothing new (Dropbox, Box.Net, Google Docs) but what is unique about n!Fuze is the understanding of the associative model and tree structure.
I look forward to digging into the service again this week but the unfortunate thing about testing early is the pool of testers is small. The phase of beta will allow outside invites so if you are interested in testing n!Fuze with me, send me an email and I would be happy to invite you to help me out.