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Customer Buying Decisions

D1.1.1 Customized D1.1- Linkage with
content applicable courses

D1.2.1 Accessible to all D1-Meeting academic
students including with D1.2 Meeting established objectives/ curriculum
various disabilities federal and state standrds

C1-Secondary Schools
D2.1 Ability to run on D2- Ensuring buying decisions
D2.1.1 Provide easy various operational compatibility with N1- Alignment of
installation systems existing IT infrastructure academic programs
with technological
D2.2 Effective use of (Technology
D2.2.1 Efficient files Roadmap)
management system available broadband D3-Matching budget

D3.1 Be available before C2-Universities buying
D3.1.1 Understand budgeting process is decisions
budgeting timeline completed
D4-Receiving timely
technical support
D3.2 Be of low or no cost
D4.1.1 Need for live
support and back up
plans to ensure continuity D5- Having complete
of classes technical documentation
D4.1 24-7 support center
N2- Ability to
produce high- C3- Professional
D5.1.1 User manuals are quality visual designers buying
D5.1 Functions are D6- Ensuring quality decisions
created and tested for images
documented and tutorials performance
are updated

D6.1.1 All issues are
D6.1 Functions are tested D7- Having widely
resolved and patched
and are bugs-free acceptable file formats
timely provided

D7.1.1 Use common D7.1 Outputs can be
industry standards readable and printable
D8- Having ability to Legend:
accommodate new
technologies C-Customer
D8.1 New features and
D8.1.1 Continuous R&D
functions are easily D-Demand
incorporated D9- Having ability to

D9.1.1 Access to program D9.1 Can be programmed
code to meet unique needs
Functions-Benefits Map

P1 Storage on servers B1- Ease of deployment
F1- Fast downloading
time via the Internet

P2 Security over B2- Multiple deployments
downloading process (home, school, office)

F2- Open source software
code P3 Keeping track of
updates B3- Free to customize
(school/office IT can use/

F3- Creation “watertight”
P4 Topological mesh
modeling process B4- No license issues (no
per student license)

P5 Testing for
F4- Operational in
compatibility and glitches
Windows, Mac, and Linux B5- Low entry cost B6- Scalable costs

P6 User menus
correspond to industry
standard interface B7- Can be used across
F5- Graphic user interface wide range of platforms

P7 Resolution quality

F7- Creates .obj files P9 Following industry B9- Compatible with other
trends software investments

F6- Python programming B8- Ability to “roll back”
P8 Log of changes
language changes

B10- Well known
Legend: interface, ease to
F- Functions customize application
P- Process
B11- Can be used by
programming classes as
Value Added Chain

VC2- User is trained
VC15- Produces
VC11- In-demand about computer VC1- User creates VC7- 3D models are
“tangible” work for
skill @ low cost graphics and 3D 3D models displayed/printed
software tools

VC14- Learns VC3- Instructor
VC6- 3D modeling
VC12- Can use in industry standard selects 3D modeling
software receives
multiple classes interface software among
peer review
many options

VC10- Can use VC8-User
VC13- Avoids risk of multiple copies downloads open
“lock-in” to vendor without additional source 3D modeling
costs software

VC9- Open Source VC4- Open-source
VC5-3D modeling
community 3D modeling
software is
improves the open software is
source software developed