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12 Oct 2021

Case Study: Ligier Automotive and 3DEXPERIENCE Get Up to Speed

Our team recently had the chance to talk with Chris Ruthstrom, the Chief Engineer of the U.S. branch of Ligier Automotive, a worldwide supplier of racing cars.  Chris lead a digital transformation project with Ligier and implemented 3DEXPERIENCE with full PLM capabilities from their CATIA v5 instance.  The goal was to enable internal cross-functional communication and streamline collaboration with external partners.

The French arm of Ligier has been using CATIA for decades, but when they acquired the North American operations in 2016/2017, there was no effort made to synchronize or connect their systems, because at the time, there wasn’t a significant need for data transfer. “You don’t know what you don’t know,” Ruthstrom says. “There’s a huge amount of data transfer now, and there’s a hardware and software limitation. We’re actively working on breaking down those barriers.” 

There’s no question in Ruthstrom’s mind that 3DEXPERIENCE has made his processes and work more efficient. “Having it in PLM. Knowing when I grab a part file I’m grabbing the latest and correct one. It’s very fast, very powerful, and I’m able to get a lot done very efficiently,” he says.

He’s eager to implement his plans for expanding use of the platform, which will ultimately be used on every single Ligier vehicle platform and development program. But he’s also being careful to be systematic and logical as he implements new processes, in order to reduce redundancies across the company.

The first steps will be to get purchasing and acquisitions departments using the software, to add manufacturing process documentation to the system, and to create a direct link from design to manufacturing using the platform and its cloud implementation to share data. Download the full case study

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06 Oct 2021

Global Collaboration using Design Share with 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Video

In this video demonstration, two design engineers located in different parts of the globe work together on a design by making edits on part at the same time. The engineers are using 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA to collaborate and better communicate to:
  • Simultaneously work on the same part
  • Avoid overwriting of data while edits are being made
  • Use 3D Messaging to communicate with other team members using CATIA
  • Preview edits of design with all features using Design Share prior to accepting the new model
  • Merge data with all the new features once the preview is approved
Watch how this process unfolds with Bart and Flo, the two design engineers, who work on updating a part together. 

Watch other videos:

3DEXPERIENCE Project Management Series

29 Apr 2021

Virtual Event Series: 3DEXPERIENCE MODSIM

Dassault Systémes is holding a Virtual Event Series focused on 3DEXPERIENCE MODSIM (Modeling and Simulation).  Register for one or all four of our episodes to hear design and simulation experts demonstrate LIVE how MODSIM seamlessly connects form and function between CATIA and SIMULIA.

This series aims to provide a better understanding of how integrated design and simulation, also known as MODSIM, work together so you can truly benefit from this time-saving, revenue-boosting, integrated design and simulation approach.

MODSIM integrates complete CATIA and SIMULIA technologies together on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to provide a common user interface and data model for modeling and simulation. This series is divided into four episodes where our design and simulation experts will demonstrate LIVE how MODSIM seamlessly connects form and function between CATIA and SIMULIA.

Register to attend one or all four of our episodes:

15 Feb 2021

Video: Design and Optimize for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing has many powerful benefits for manufacturing that can help meet customer demands faster, reduce cost of manufacturing parts, and quickly support tooling needs to keep production machines online and operational.  However, a design software tool is still needed to support getting the right design into the software to generate accurate 3D printed parts.

In this video, Bart Schenck explains the most common applications that support how to design and optimize parts for additive manufacturing:

  • Lightweighting and topology optimization
  • Automated production
  • Flexible manufacturing

Bart then walks viewers through a demonstration of  Function-Driven Generative Design, which is a new way to design specifically for Additive Manufacturing.  It combines solid modeling, FEA and surface modeling techniques.  Bart shares:

  • Common workflows for designers (not high end FEA)
  • How to retain all functional characteristics of the product/part
  • How to optimize topology (Overall shape, volume and mass)

Watch the demo:

30 Nov 2020

Video: 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA on the Cloud

Explore the Core Capabilities of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA on the Cloud

Bart Schenck, Adaptive’s CATIA expert and Application Engineer, demonstrates the core tools available within CATIA Engineering on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

This video demonstrates:

  • CATIA’s state of the art modeling functions
  • Intuitive workflow and unified user experience; are all standard components of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA.  
  • PLM Collaboration
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Design Tasks
  • BOM Management

Watch the video:

Learn more about 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud:

4 Reasons to Choose 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud

White Paper: 5 Levels of Security in 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud

28 Oct 2020

CATIA v5 NC Programming Course Available

Adaptive is now offering a course in CATIA v5 NC Programming.  In this course, you will learn the different methods of capturing, storing and reusing NC programming knowledge.

Attendees will learn:

    • Create Machining Process
    • Organize Processes in Catalogs
    • Create Machining Templates
    • Publish NC geometry for use in part families
    • Add and use Knowledgeware checks
    • Create and use KWA Parameter for NC

Participant Background:

    • Experiences V5 NC Programmers

Prerequisites:

    • CATIA V5 Fundamentals
    • CATIA V5 NC Fundamentals
    • CATIA V5 PMG, SMG or AMG (equivalent) license
    • Hands-on V5 NC Programming Experience

Schedule & Resources:

    • 12-hours virtual class taught in either two 6-hour or three 4-hours sessions
    • Virtual GoToMeeting will allow instructors and students to screen share
    • Course manual (PDF), CATIA files, and CATSettings provided
    • Files include Tool Catalogs for class

Click LEARN MORE below to see a Video Demo: Preparing your data migration from CATIA V5 Machining to 3DEXPERIENCE, as well as other supporting materials for this class.


Download the Class Syllabus here

 
Contact Kurt Jauert for more information.
22 Oct 2020

Adaptive Presentations at COExperience 2020

Adaptive sponsored COExperience 2020 along with hosting a virtual booth at the event in September. Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet had the opportunity to present in the COE session on Reverse Engineering with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. We also posted a few exclusive videos in our booth that highlighted CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud, NC Programming, and more.  Details include:

  • A recording of the COE Virtual Session by Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet:  Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE which highlights how to combine the power of 3D Scanning hardware with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support innovation cycles.

  • Demo: CATIA Engineering on the Cloud – This video highlights the most current features of CATIA Engineering on 3DEXPERIENCE r2021x Cloud

  • Video: Introduction to CATIA v5 NC Programming – our video shows the range of capabilities of CATIA v5 when automating NC Programming on the shop floor.

  • The Latest in our 3D Printing Portfolio with our Walk-Through Video of our Additive Manufacturing Lab at the Youngstown Business Incubator facility.