Hardware is hard. It doesn’t have to be. What makes it hard is the lack of transparency and insight into product design and manufacturing knowledge. We aim to provide companies with an annotation, revision, and visual playback system that takes the hardware development process and turns each component, model and module into a visual, commentable, data tree.
My cofounder Joseph and I have spent years in the hardware industry running into the same problem over and over again. 90% of hardware knowledge is not stored in CAD models nor documented. Its exists as a mix of tribal knowledge and in the brains of individual contributors. We want to get it out in the open.
If you want to know why “we do it like this around here” and how it came to be this way. Look no further than our knowledge tree. go back in time and see the development processes and decisions that lead to the current status quo in your company’s engineering department.