Zac Duff

Zac Duff
Co-Founder and CEO of JigSpace Inc
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Jig Workshop LiDAR and 5G innovations featured at Apple iPhone 12 Launch

Posted by Zac Duff on October 14, 2020

Today, Jig Workshop Pro was featured in the Apple keynote event.

We demonstrated a new method of real-time 3D collaboration in manufacturing using the new LiDAR scanner and 5G capabilities of the iPhone 12. 

Watch a clip from the demo here:


This is a transformational moment for AR. Not only do we show how manufacturing workspaces will evolve over the coming decades, we’re delivering those tools now. With the LiDAR scanner on the iPhone and iPad Pro, we can combine real-world environments with the complex 3D presentations our customers create and share every day in Jig Workshop Pro.


The data-transfer speeds provided by 5G enable rich, real-time collaboration between remote users, sharing the process of creating a Jig based in the real world. It also means all of a product’s associated Jigs - like assembly, repair, and maintenance instructions -  can be streamed in right when you need them.


Jig Workshop Pro is already helping manufacturers get back to business. We’re enabling virtual trade-show demos, remote post-sales support, and staff training on complex manufactured products without leaving home.


Our vision is that no new product should be launched without a Jig.


This will ensure every team, customer, and stakeholder has the most effective means to understand what your product is and how it works.


Based on our early customer success and today’s announcement by Apple, that vision is one step closer.  

Topics: future of work

Why we created Jig Workshop Pro

Posted by Zac Duff on March 16, 2020

At JigSpace, our mission is to let anyone share their knowledge with spatial computing.

When someone asks “How does that work?” The answer should be immediately available in 3D.

We released our free version of Workshop last year, giving anyone the ability to make their own 3D presentations. We designed it to be simple, with no prior experience in 3D modelling required. We made it easy so anyone could use it, from primary school students to engineers.

This need to create and share spatial presentations isn’t limited to students asking, “how does a Jet Engine work?”.



Soon we had businesses using Jig Workshop to demonstrate manufactured products at trade-shows without having to transport them, training staff on complex 3D objects in an engaging, self-driven way and rapidly prototyping in augmented reality to save on time and costs. It wasn’t perfect, but there was a clear need for what we were trying to solve.

Within weeks, hundreds of businesses contacted us, requesting features such as better integration with their existing 3D files from proprietary software like SolidWorks or Fusion360. 


Workshop customer discovery session materials for geology-1

A customer discovery session with a Jig Workshop Pro user learning about materials used in their industry.


Others needed to present content when they were in low-internet connectivity areas like trade-shows or remote geography, complete with their company branding and colours. 

We also had to make sure their valuable CAD content was secured behind logins by default, rather than designed for sharing with the world, and easy to administer as such.

In short, businesses asked us, “how can we manage our 3D knowledge with JigSpace?”.

The answer is Jig Workshop Pro. We’re thrilled to announce that it is now available, on an invite-only basis, for early access.

FIND OUT MOREIt has taken some time to build out these features, but it’s the same simple, useful, delightful product that you’re used to, with extra tools to make it easy to manage your 3D knowledge content.

If you’re an individual, professional or team that needs to share knowledge in 3D, we made Jig Workshop Pro for you.


To apply for early access, or see what Pro features are now available, click here.


Topics: workshop, professional