Juliann Grant, Author at Adaptive Corp

Author: Juliann Grant

20 Nov 2019

Sustainability Forum: How Science & Tech Will Influence Our Health, Our Lives, and Our Work

You may be on your way to digitally transforming your company, looking for help to collaborate, or maybe just dipping your toe in the digital waters. And you may be wondering what the future holds…this report will shed some light on key real-world issues for you to consider in your transformation.

The Sustainability Revolution

This report is a synopsis of a two-day forum in Boston called Science in The Age of Experience, hosted by Dassault Systèmes who is using software to help companies design a more sustainable future. There were over 300 scientists, business executives, engineers, professors, and leaders in various industries using science and technology to imagine a new digital world that directly influences how we live, our health, and how we work.

Dassault Systemes
Bernard Charlès, VP and CEO Dassault Systèmes

Bernard Charlès, VP and CEO at Dassault, opened the forum. In a nutshell, the Digital World isn’t just about creating better designs, optimizing manufacturing, and getting to market faster. It gives companies the chance to examine their business models and the impact their products have on society.

Digitalization can help companies transform into a more sustainable organization and develop products that are more beneficial to people and the environment. Charlès advised to “look at the world with fresh eyes”…and use the power of imagination guided by science to innovate and solve the world’s biggest problems together.                             

More than 15 speakers, from scientists and engineers to industry leaders, took the stage. They discussed how the virtual world is disrupting innovation while developing real-world sustainable solutions that have never been done before.  

How Do You Study, Test, and Implement Sustainable Innovation?

There is a “hunger for tools to solve world problems.” Throughout the forum, these leaders discussed three key ways to study, test, and implement sustainable innovation to move ahead.

#1 Simulation-Driven Design

Being able to use a virtual 3D model to explore the behavior, performance, and interactions of a product or a system from the beginning and track it to the end-of-life is powerful.

“Science is at the core of what we do. Simulations give you the visual cues, the feedback you need, to know what to focus on.”- Raja Sengupta, Global Technology Specialist, Aerodynamics at Volvo Trucks

  • Simulation-driven design allows you to make mistakes and capture risk early, before products are physically produced.
  • It saves resources and materials to eliminate waste.
  • Scientists and engineers can virtually investigate the relationships between a concept and its environment to understand how all components work together.
  • Virtual models using tools like VR and AR can be used as interactive teaching and learning tools.
  • You can explore infinite possibilities virtually at a rate that can drastically speed up solving big challenges.

 #2 Data

Dr. Lisa Randall, Physics Professor at Harvard University, explained:

By doing simulations and having data, we can really do things at a level where we can probe the fundamental interactions of things we can’t see, like Dark Matter.

The ability to use data and tools like analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) helps to collect, analyze, and use the insights uncovered for process improvements, new sustainable techniques, and increasing yield and profitability. 

Dassault’s Dr. Anne Goupil says, “We need to devise creative ways to sift through mountains of data that is produced during treatment.” She described a case study where researchers used the collaborative and analytics portions of the 3DEXPERIENCE to develop treatments for health issues.

#3 Collaboration

You can’t solve challenges like sustainability, alone. High-end innovation adds another layer of risk.

These leaders talked about putting competition aside and collaborate with the entire ecosystem in your industry and beyond. Companies who have a common goal of safety and sustainability can combine experiences and resources. Proven technologies and transformations in one industry can be applied to another.

The Living Heart Project, originated by Dassault on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, was live at the forum. This project has brought together over 125 organizations since 2014, from leading cardiovascular researchers, medical device developers, regulatory agencies, educators, practicing clinicians, to the FDA.

They are on a shared mission to create virtual designs and testing of devices, digital therapies, and drug treatments for heart disease, pacemaker leads, stents, valves, and more. This will enable patients to access safe, effective, and new treatments much faster.

How is Science Driving Sustainability?

Bakul Patel, Director of Digital Health for the FDA

The forum was focused on sustainability using science to reinvent three major areas that affect our lives: better living, a sustainable planet, and product innovation. These are a few of the takeaways from the forum.

#1: Science in Life for Better Living

Health was a key topic. Peter Bergethon, VP of Digital and Quantitative Medicine at Biogen, shared, People like the idea of living longer and so personalization matters.”

Better Drug Treatments

 Dr. Ameet Nathwani, CDO & CMO of Sanofi, explains, “Drugs for many diseases are only part of the solution. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a 50-70% response. But we do know that technologies can amplify the value of drugs and the outcome.”

Using Dassault technology, especially simulation, they can determine when to expose the drug at the right time, in the right place, for that particular patient.   

New Digital Services Speed Up the Process

Services like smart remote diagnostics and Telehealth can assist healthcare professionals & patients with better solutions.

Pierre-Yves Frouin, CEO Bioserenity, explains, “We focus on electro-physiology, and we see that it speeds up processes significantly. We can help the right patient, receive the right treatment, much faster.”

Glen de Vries, President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions

Glen de Vries, President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions and a leader in digital transformation for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data, talked about advancements in clinical trials. Clinical trials not only take years, but also cost billions of dollars. Simulations can assist in finding the right treatment protocol for the outcome and a patient can receive the treatments in weeks instead of years.

In the end, he explained, “We are taking diseases that were chronic and curing them, and we’re taking life-threatening diseases and rendering them chronic.”

A New Era of Bionics

Dr. Hugh Herr, Professor at MIT and head of the Biomechatronics research group, Co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics, and known as the leader of the bionic age, gave an amazing talk.

Dr. Hugh Herr, Professor and Co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics

Dr. Herr shared, “My legs were amputated in 1992 and my doctor told me I couldn’t climb or bicycle ever again. He was dead wrong… each of my legs has three computers the size of your thumbnail.”

He explained that the common goal is to eradicate disabilities and drastically reduce human pain and suffering.

At MIT, they are developing bionic prosthetics to help amputees and other patients run, walk, and hop; procedures where nerves activated by light could potentially restore mobility in paralysis patients; exoskeletons to improve the ability of people to walk, run, and lift; and in the future, extreme athletics where they develop bionic shoes to jump higher and run faster.

As Dr. Herr explains, “Tech is no longer lifeless tools but actually becomes part of the person”.

#2 Science in Nature for a Sustainable Planet  

Climate change is causing widespread destruction around the world. How can we make changes?

Move to Sustainable Manufacturing

Jennifer Wilcox, Professor of Chemical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Marcel Wubbolts, Chief Technology Officer at Corbion says, “We are really heating up the planet in ways that are no longer sustainable. We have to move towards sustainable manufacturing.”

 Excess carbon is a big contributor.

Jennifer Wilcox, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, explains, “We can’t just decrease CO2 from the air. We need to remove it.”  Wilcox says that carbon dioxide removal technology is available using a chemically manufactured approach and compares it to a synthetic forest. But more investments in R&D are needed.

She continues, “It’s not just about removing the carbon dioxide… It’s about certain sectors, such as transportation and cement making, that chemically produce carbon dioxide, and that’s a very difficult thing to avoid.”

Reduce Food Waste & Plastic Consumption

Marcel Wubbolts, CTO, at Corbion discussed providing safe and healthy food for a growing population, preventing food waste, safe solutions on renewable materials, efficient resource processes, and new biotech business platforms.

He talked about 10 breakthrough technologies to help feed the world, such as plant-based meat, compounds for keeping nitrogen in the soil, and algae-based fish feeds.  

#3 Science in Engineering for Product Innovation

Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, Professor, and Author

Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, Professor, and Author of Physics of The Future, The Future of the Mind, and The Future of Humanity discussed that data powers the Information Age. 

He predicts, Every industry will be digitalized, analyzed and visualized….”

He says that human and machine intelligence, AI and analytics, will need to make sense of this vast ocean of data via simulations.

Future of Simulation

Moving forward, all challenges that we are undergoing, like predicting hurricanes, developing a super battery, and even our memories will be simulated to identify risk, glean insights, and make better life decisions. 

Can We Simulate Life?

Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, Professor, and Author

 Dr. Kaku describes, “We will have virtual reality in every aspect of life to visualize complex phenomenon.”  

He goes on to say, “Today, the Da Vinci robot allows us to do surgery via robots. In the future, perhaps even the human surgeon will be replaced, performing surgery first on virtual bodies, then on real bodies.”

However, he explains that even though machines, via AI and pattern recognition, can spot cancer in X-rays and MRI scans faster than doctors, they will not replace them. They will be an aid to them.

Dr. Kaku predicts that business meetings, conferences, tours, education, training, etc. will be done using virtual reality in all sectors.   

Consumer Products

Dr. Geneviève Berger, Chief Research Officer at Firmenich and recognized as one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune Magazine, examined consumer products says, All consumer products, one way or the other, if they want to be successful, need to have a positive impact on the quality of life.”

She discusses the overwhelming appetite for “natural” products. This leads to science and biotech innovations for products that are safe and even create habits and memories.

 Materials-Based Innovation

Neil Gershenfield, Director of Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT

If we want to drive sustainability, we must change the way we build. What happens with the materials we choose to implement? Is there a negative effect on the environment and on society?

Dr. Michael Doyle, Sr. Director Corporate Development for BIOVIA at Dassault Systèmes, discussed hybrid energy storage (batteries + hydrogen) and their challenges with things like state of charge, safety, aging, storage, sustainability, and recycling.

He states that we need to create materials for purpose, intentionally manufactured, and virtually optimized.

Neil Gershenfield, Director of Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT exclaims, “Evolution isn’t random. The heart of evolution is that it works over a carefully curated space. And that is the very insight of deep learning.”

Summary

Digital Transformation is a state of business.

Dr. Kaku predicts that, Every industry will be digitalized, analyzed and visualized…and without exception, we will be generating enormous amounts of data… Data will pretty soon replace crude oil and become more precious – just like crude oil, data will have to be filtered & refined.”

On your road to digitally transforming your company, remember to work on sustainability from product innovation, to the environment, to health and better living.

To help you move forward in your product development and manufacturing efforts, be sure to incorporate the big three tools: Simulation-driven Design and tools like AR and VR; Data using analytics, ML, and AI; and Collaboration.

You can view replays of some of the sessions here.

If you have questions or want to learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help your organization embrace simulation and other digitalization tools in your organization, please contact Adaptive Corporation.

 

30 Sep 2019
PLM

PLM Is Also for Custom and Contract Manufacturers

In a recent article at thefabricator.com, Jon Gable, Adaptive’s PLM Line of Business Leader, argues that PLM software isn’t only for organizations that design products, it can also be surprisingly valuable for custom and contract manufacturing shops.

Even though you may have already implemented an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which typically helps improve efficiency across the organization, and may even have a product data management (PDM) system, which handles all engineering data, PLM can still fill holes in your workflows and streamline your processes even more.

Gable outlined a few of the potential benefits of adding PLM to your processes:

  • Lifecycle information, not just data. Like PDM, PLM offers centralized storage for manufacturing-related files, but PLM goes further, allowing manufacturers to also centralize all product content, such as linking sales and marketing information or quality metrics.
  • Sales and quoting information, with context. A PLM system allows sales and estimators to search for previously processed parts with similar geometries and features to help the quoting process. What’s more, once similar parts are identified, their full history is available—including what worked and didn’t during the manufacturing process, what tooling was used and could potentially be modified, any quality issues that occurred and how they were resolved, and any best practices for production that were developed.
  • Indexing, linking, and searching. One of the biggest issues for many manufacturers is siloed information: manufacturing documents often live apart, stored in separate files on a server, not linked to anything. But PLM can connect design files with work instructions, quality procedures, tooling list, setup sheets, and more. And once linked, everything can be searched—for example, by Purchasing, looking for commonalities in jobs to streamline the supply chain or monitoring the timing and content of engineering change orders. Similarly, designers and product managers could search across parts to analyze form, fit, and function characteristics of components to evaluate potential cost-reduction options. And programming, scheduling, and quality control teams can analyze parts to optimize processes or problems.

Making PLM Work for You

PLM can provide a wealth of benefits: mitigating data replication, making production costs more visible, reducing lead times and wasted effort of engineering teams, and making quality and corrective actions easier to manage. But it’s a big system to implement, and ROI can be more challenging to measure. As Gable points out, how do you measure efficiency of engineering staff, productivity losses due to missing or inaccurate data, or any of the other time-wasters that PLM eliminates? He advises approaching an implementation one module at a time: start small and build on your successes. For example, this could mean starting with part numbers and creating the integration between your ERP and PLM systems.

The article with Gable offers more details on how you might go about starting an implementation, how to manage products and capacity, and how to evaluate success of an ERP and PLM integration in your business. Jon Gable and Adaptive are also ready and eager to help you understand more. Contact us to talk about it.

31 May 2019
HandyScan Black

The Future of Portable Metrology and Laser Scanning for Engineers

Are you experiencing bottlenecks producing prototypes with increasingly tight tolerances?

What about unwanted warranty defect claims, inaccurate data, or high return rates on parts?

Are you failing to meet requirement issues with FAI, PPAP, and AS9102?

This article examines the trends in manufacturing and the choices you have to make to measure and inspect parts and products for accuracy, quality, and consistency based on industry standards. Advancements in metrology equipment and software can help you maintain product functionality and make metrology easier to use.   

More Demands for Advanced Metrology

The Go!SCAN-SPARK

Demand for metrology is growing, but not with just large manufacturers. Smaller companies can benefit, too.

In the past, suppliers used metrology to produce quality parts and products. Now, manufacturers in industries like automotive and aerospace are also requesting parts with tighter tolerances. This requires more advanced solutions.

In many industries, new innovations have opened up even more opportunities for advanced metrology solutions. One is the rise of AI and smart robots used in manufacturing. Two is the demand for cameras and sensors, such as laser scanners, to help with things like navigating self-driving vehicles.

In fact, the Global Metrology Market is expected to reach $1.25 billion by the end of 2027. That’s a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6.82% through 2027 according to the latest report by Market Research Future®.  This includes traditional coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), portable CMMs, laser scanners, and optical digitizers.

Current Metrology Obstacles: The Slowest Link in The Process

Manufacturers who need extremely tight part tolerances and accuracy may be skewed in the direction of the traditional manual CMM, but lack in flexibility. If you need to inspect high-volume, repetitive components with fewer resources you may need to look at an automated CMM.

Those who need more flexibility, especially with larger parts, can benefit from measuring equipment like portable metrology solutions. During the inspection process, it can reduce the number of iterations over days and even weeks to achieve the best possible product before it leaves the shop floor and with accuracy.

To choose the best option, you need to determine the right equipment and software for your measurement requirements.

“In a lot of organizations, (the traditional) CMM becomes the slowest link in the process,” shares Frank Thomas, Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Solution Specialist at Adaptive Corporation in a recent article in Digital Engineering. For one, many trips to the CMM for reworks can create bottlenecks.

In addition, Thomas explains, “You have to custom fixture the CMM, and there is a lot of turnover among programmers. Smaller companies with tighter budgets may look into buying a used traditional CMM, but there are challenges that may make them unappealing to these manufacturers.” 

Some organizations have budget and staffing issues when thinking of investing in metrology solutions. One of the biggest challenges for smaller companies is equipment cost—large CMMs are expensive. They’re also complex to operate and manage leaving companies without experienced operators who can use them effectively.

Other key challenges in the manufacturing industry include getting accurate 3D models for inspection reports, validating the accuracy of converted 3D CAD models, and analyzing tolerances of manufactured parts.

In spite of these obstacles, there are solutions, like portable metrology.

How Can Portable Metrology Help Engineers?

Traditional metrology is tedious, complex, and costly. Portable methods are just the opposite.

According to Thomas, “Many engineers don’t understand how laser scanning or other forms of portable metrology can help them—when we show them the ability to 3D scan a part in a minute or

The HandySCAN-Black

two and in three mouse clicks, tell them if it matches their tolerance requirements or not—many have never seen that,” Thomas explains. 

Portable metrology equipment, unlike traditional methods, is less costly and much easier to use with little training required. Parts and products can be inspected right on the CNC machine or the shop floor. You can quickly find out if they don’t pass and will need to be reworked before sending them to the customer.

Advanced portable metrology tools are available that make them easier to use, less costly to deploy, more adaptable to current formats and software, and still provide measurement accuracy.

Top 6 Advantages of Portable Metrology and 3D scanning for Engineers

  1. Accurately measure parts in minutes regardless of size, shape complexity, material or color—even black or shiny surfaces, vibrations, or part displacement.
  2. Arm-free probing systems to generate high-accuracy measurements, while freely moving, testing, and measuring right on the shop floor, in the lab, off-site, etc., and in unstable environments.
  3. Easy to use and short learning curve makes it possible for operators to take reliable measurements regardless of their experience.
  4. Advanced tracking and reporting solutions are available to dramatically decrease project lead times while increasing quality inspections.
  5. High-quality CAD translation software to open, view, and compare converted 3D CAD models and quickly create quality inspection report forms and ballooned inspection drawings directly from other formats to meet FAI requirements.
  6. 3D Scanning solutions can quickly acquire accurate, high-resolution 3D measurements of physical objects even with complex contours and surfaces.

These are just a few solutions to help engineers provide tighter tolerances, avoid costly and time-consuming reworks, and provide measurement accuracy at a lower cost. Smaller companies can get started without much programming or operator training.

Summary

Demand for metrology is growing. The Global Metrology Market is expected to reach $1.25 billion by the end of 2027.

In the past, suppliers used metrology to produce quality parts and products. Now, manufacturers in industries like automotive and aerospace are also requesting parts with tighter tolerances and quicker turnarounds. This requires more advanced solutions.

To choose the best option, you need to determine the right equipment and software for your measurement requirements. Interested in exploring these options further? Contact Adaptive today.

21 Mar 2019
Cloud Computing

Cloud HPC Made Easy With 3DEXPERIENCE

Technology has brought great gains to enterprise while also upping the pressure. Companies can do more, faster, with comprehensive, integrated software platforms and powerful hardware architectures, but they can’t rest on their laurels. The game is always changing. There’s always a next, new, faster, more powerful tool to buy if they want to stay ahead of the competition.

The additional challenge comes from margins being squeezed throughout the manufacturing process. Customers demand more information, more options, and more speed in product delivery. Manufacturers play a constant game of “keep ahead of the Joneses,” while trying to achieve maximum ROI.

The Purchase-and-Use Approach to Hardware

A corporation’s typical approach to computing is to equip and staff a full data center, purchasing racks of servers and piles of software to house everything from databases to corporate email, VOIP, file storage, department files, and enterprise applications. Every data center also requires support: space, power and cooling, switches, UPS, firewalls, cabling, racks, and fire protection—not to mention the staff to run and maintain the equipment. And upgrades every three to five years. Then there are the hidden costs, including outages, maintenance, backups, depreciation, insurance, and more. It’s a resource-intensive endeavor, but to date, there’s been little choice.

Hardware is a particularly tricky part of the equation to consider, especially when an enterprise needs high powered computing (HPC) configurations. HPC systems are vital for a variety of critical computer-intensive simulation and optimization tasks, such as analyses of fluid flow dynamics, mechanical and structural stresses, and electromagnetic behavior. As might be expected, the speed and capacity of installed HPC resources can have a big impact on how quickly a new product makes it to market and how it fares against the competition.

But it’s not as easy as “the bigger the better.” HPC resources are expensive, and only rarely in a typical work cycle are they used to their maximum capacity. But companies can’t skimp on them either. IDC reports that hardware and software were only 14% of the three-year cost of ownership of HPC resources, but staffing is more than half. With the greatest investment coming in the form of worker time, downtime and lost productivity that result from workers waiting around for computations to run can be the most costly gamble of all.

The Cloud Solution

In a new paper, Cloud-Based High Performance Computing, Dassault Systèmes suggests a new solution that scales with an enterprise’s needs: cloud-native software with integrated simulation tools—the 3DEXPERIENCE platform—to run on cloud HPC or in a hybrid cloud/in-house configuration.

To date, cloud hasn’t been widely adopted by those needing HPC, in part because every solver algorithm may perform better on different types of architecture, but also due to concerns about security for IP-related data, full access to technology, costs, and more. However, the cloud HPC market has risen to those challenges, much as other SaaS cloud providers did. Since Salesforce’s pioneering effort with CRM in cloud services, other enterprise cloud-service businesses have grown exponentially in recent years, from basic office tools to big-data analytics providers.

As the paper points out, Dassault is in a unique industry position with their offer of a complete suite of connected tools, “all the way from early stage product conception, through physics-based optimization to manufacturing simulation and in-service operation.” In addition, they offer an all-in-one, turnkey solution for cloud-based simulation that includes software, data, hardware, and licensing on-demand. Like today’s cloud-based CRM, cloud-based engineering and design data can be selectively shared and collaborated on by worldwide teams while still maintaining a secure, traceable single source of truth.

With Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE and cloud offerings, large enterprises can build confidence in cloud HPC while still working in a hybrid manner with their own datacenter, and small companies can maintain or move to a zero-IT footprint. For every organization, a natively cloud-based, collaborative system offers faster time-to-market and lower costs via improvements in product organization and management, communication, and overall productivity.

To find out more about the details and costs of HPC and Dassault’s solutions, read the paper or contact Adaptive.

22 Mar 2019
3DEXPERIENCE

3DEXPERIENCE 2019x Takes Collaboration to New Heights With Its Latest Release

Dassault Systèmes’ recent release of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x boasts over 200 new features and functions. With its cloud capabilities, role-based functionality, and all the apps on one dashboard, it provides a revolutionary level of collaboration and user experience.

This release widens the lead Dassault has as the largest cloud offering, for businesses of any size, in the PLM industry. In fact, it encompasses 95% of the most advanced and comprehensive design & engineering portfolio on the market.

Let’s take peek at the basics of the platform and then jump right in to some of the highlights.

3DEXPERIENCE Platform

People with different skills and roles, and located in various locations, need to work together. Open and easy collaboration as well as data compatibility throughout the design, manufacturing, and production processes are vital in developing innovative products successfully.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform offers two configurations:

  • Business Innovation – digitally connecting all users, and
  • Industry Innovation – collaborating across industries and disciplines

This cloud platform provides a single, easy-to-use, role-based interface. There are software solutions for the entire creation process and for every organization in the company, from engineering to marketing and sales.

Hundreds of roles, such as Mechanical & Shape Designer, Product Release Engineer, Supply Chain Director, Collaborative Forecaster, and Platform Manager, are embedded into four major areas—3D Modeling, Content and Simulation, Information Intelligence, and Social and Collaboration applications. Roles easily allow users to select apps and services with one click.

The nice thing about the interface is that the apps and services are all available on the 3DDashboard (shown below).

Key Highlights of the 3DEXPERIENCE New Release R2019x

Real-time User Collaboration with the 3DDashboard

  • My 3DDashboard

3DDashboard delivers real-time intelligence and improved collaboration for the Business Innovation Role.

Users can see everything that’s happening all on one dashboard 24/7. They can analyze data from all sources, visualize and review 3D designs in real-time, and share dashboards, insights, and files. Data is compatible throughout the company, from creating ideas to manufacturing the end product. Users can navigate, review, and compose assemblies at an extraordinary pace.

  • Web Notes Enhancements

R2019x added a rich text editor and Search enhancements along with Merging and Duplicating by drag & drop. Concurrent editing prevents another user from erasing content previously added on the same app instance.

  • 3DDrive

Organize, manage, and share files with peers (only in the cloud).

  • 3DReview of Projects

Seamless interaction and rapid switching between apps in your dashboard allows 3D review on projects.

  • A NEW Users Group App Improves Productivity Up To 5X

This app was a hot topic. You can now invite multiple users, instead of just one, to join 3DEXPERIENCE where roles are assigned to each user. Then they are added to relevant communities, dashboards, and 3DSpace for easy collaboration. This helps to improve productivity up to 5X.

New Experiences for Designers to Create in 3D

  • 3DPlay

Users can visualize 2D and 3D content directly from a browser in 3DPlay and on multiple devices to speed up design iterations.

It includes enhancements to the 360 images with support for spherical and cylindrical images.

Fly Walk was updated to enable a user to benefit from Touch support, Align to Ground feature, and automatic speed depending on the size of the model.

Support for seamless switching between Full 3DPlay and 3DMaster apps like 3DReview and 3DCompose.

3DPlay now supports the new “advanced Filters” in 3DSpace (Web).

  • 3DNatural Sketching for an Immersive Experience

Designers now have the ability to transform 2D ideas into 3D virtual reality using the CATIA Natural Sketch. Designers can plug-and-play their HTC Vive head mounted display to jump into VR from their 3DSketching app and instantly design and model in 3D VR space creating an immersive experience.

  • The 3D Generative Innovator

This 3D mobile, browser-based, generative modeling (wireframe and surface design) replaces programming with graphical visual scripting (low code approach) combined with interactive 3D modeling.

This intuitive approach allows the creative experts in Architecture, Design/Styling, and Engineering to quickly explore, design, and validate options for complex, irregular shapes and patterns. Unique to this function, the user can swap between the interactive 3D and the graph. This capability pushes creativity and helps users to be more productive leading to more successful designs.

Enhanced Security

  • 3DPassport

3DPassport provides a higher level of security through authentication and authorization with Single Sign-On (SSO) Services along with 2FA Authentication.

  • 3DCompass and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

3DCompass delivers compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It offers data protection and privacy regulations on the cloud.

Improved Admin Capabilities

  • 3DCompass and Native OS Applications

3DCompass allows Platform Admins to download and install Native OS applications.

CATIA V5 launcher, SOLIDWORKS Desktop, and any third party app can be installed and fully functional to access the platform for Simulation, Manufacturing, Collaboration, and Engineering capabilities without migrating or translating CAD data.

Enhanced End-to-End Additive Manufacturing (AM) Solution

  • Generates optimized conceptual assemblies refining the shape globally or locally.
  • Digital continuity. Extends AM digital continuity and enhance AM from function-driven design, optimized process, and realistic manufacturing, to bringing the model from Virtual to Real with the Make service of the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Digital continuity is unique to Dassault Systèmes end-to-end AM.

Summary

These are just a handful of the powerful and unique enhancements Dassault Systèmes recently released in 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x. It gives PLM, without a doubt, a revolutionary level of collaboration and user experience on the cloud.

People can work smoothly together regardless of location, device or role and streamline their workflows. They can quickly develop ideas and design concepts in 3D, test and experiment in real time, assess challenges early on, and share accurate, up-to-date data. This all leads to creating innovative products more effectively and successfully.

Watch the overview video below:

To find out more about how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can help you overcome your challenges in bringing new products to market, contact us.