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21 Aug 2020

Webinar: 5 Ways to Ensure Business Continuity for CATIA V5 Users

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR:
5 Ways to Ensure Business Continuity for CATIA V5 User 
 
Preserve your V5 engineering environment while ensuring your business continuity by connecting to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud.
 

Adaptive and Dassault Systèmes wants to help you and your company react to and anticipate any disruption. As a CATIA V5 user you can continue to work from the safety of your home:

  • By connecting legacy data to actionable cloud-based content through communities and collaborative web-based applications on 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
  • By performing your daily job in CATIA V5, accessing your data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform directly from your CATIA V5 environment. Designing your parts in the context of your full product, you can share and review your designs with your connected team through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Navigate challenges faced by CATIA V5 users when working from home.
  • 5 ways CATIA V5 users will maintain business continuity, continue collaborating and become more productive by connecting to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform on the cloud.
  • Demonstration of the full power of CATIA V5 on the cloud. We will take you through the process of creating personal protective masks, from first connection to the platform, to part design and simulation, to team collaboration and 3D printing the finished product.

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30 Jun 2020

3DEXPERIENCE Forum: A Virtual Journey

The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum has moved to a Virtual meeting format and will hold its first meeting July 29th.  There are four meetings planned over a span of four months.  Each conference will address the latest in topics on manufacturing and supply chain, design and innovation, modeling and simulation, and Cloud solutions.

The dates include:

July 29th, 1:00 pm EST
Manufacturing and Supply Chain

  • Business in the Age of Experience: Challenges and Opportunities for North America
    Erik Swedberg, Managing Director, North America Dassault Systèmes
    Watch Session
  • From Things to Life
    Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman & CEO Dassault Systèmes
    Watch Session
  • Digital Thread
    Renee Pasman, Director Integrated Systems, Skunk Works Lockheed Martin
    Watch Session
  • Simple By Design
    Craig Maxwell, Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Parker Hannifin
    Watch Session
  • How to Transform the New Normal into an Opportunity
    Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing, Global Affairs and Workforce of the Future Dassault Systèmes
    Watch Session
  • Close
    Erik Swedberg, Managing Director, North America Dassault Systèmes
    Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President, SIMULIA Industry Process Success & Services Dassault Systemes
    Garth Coleman, Vice President, ENOVIA Advocacy Marketing Dassault Systemes
    Eric Green, Brand Marketing Vice President DELMIA Dassault Systèmes
    Watch Session

August 26th, 1 pm EST
Fueling Innovation in the Agile Enterprise

  • Fueling Innovation in the New Agile Enterprise
    Morgan Zimmermann, CEO EXALEAD / NETVIBES Dassault Systèmes
    Stephane DeClee, CEO ENOVIA Dassault Systèmes
    Jason Benedict, Vice President of R&D and Acting CEO BIOVIA Dassault Systèmes
    Rekha Kamat, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Business Development Executive Dassault Systèmes
    Vincent Merlino, Business Experience Solution Portfolio Director, ENOVIA Dassault Systemes
    Watch Session
  • The Future of Work is here…and now!
    Andy Kalambi, President and Chief Executive Officer RIZE, Inc.
    Watch Session
  • The Connected and Responsive Enterprise
    Ramón López-Doriga, Marketing Manager Familia Torres
    Vincent Merlino, Business Experience Solution Portfolio Director, ENOVIA Dassault Systemes
    Watch Session
  • Delivering Projects On-Time and On-Budget with Collaborative Project Planning, Execution and Analytics
    Roberto Marengo, Chief Technology Officer Sabelt S.p.A.
    Joan Puig, Development Manager, MIDI Department IMC TOYS S.A
    Watch Session
  • Transforming Traditional BOM Management into Model Based Engineering
    Garth Coleman, Vice President, ENOVIA Advocacy Marketing Dassault Systemes
    Watch Session
  • Bureau Veritas Digital collaborative tool for Conformity Assessment
    Denis Bourguignon, Nuclear Technical and Development Manager Bureau Veritas
    Watch Session

September 23, 1 pm EST
Modeling and Simulation in the Age of Experience

  • Cognitive Augmented Design
    Mark Teneyck, Management Director, CATIA Sales Expert Dassault Systèmes
    Shashank Aggarwal, Director, SIMULIA Sales North America Dassault Systèmes
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  • Rapid Simulation of Multibody Assemblies Via Design Based Model Definition
    Dana Frye, Structural Analysis Engineer Joby Aviation
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  • Concept Structure Engineering: Making Simulation Driven Design a Reality
    Anup Iti, Senior Manager – Industry Process Consultant, CATIA Dassault Systemes
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  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Robust Design: Paradigm Shift in Technology
    Brad Heers, Director, SIMULIA IPS, Structures Industry Process Expert Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA
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October 14, 1 pm EST
Enabling Business Continuity Using the Cloud

  • Enabling Business Continuity Using the Cloud
    Frederic Morin, Cloud Business Development Manager Dassault Systèmes
  • Introducing a Validation-Ready Cloud Platform for Open Source Medical Devices
    Michael Gans, Senior Program Manager, Life Sciences Marketing Dassault Systèmes
  • Turbocharge Your Business: The Dassault Systemes Cloud for 3DEXPERIENCE On Premise!
    Peter Terwilliger, Cloud Advocacy Dassault Systèmes
  • 3DEXPERIENCE as a Business Experience
    Vincent Merlino, Business Experience Solution Portfolio Director, ENOVIA Dassault Systèmes
    Björn Lindwall, Founder and CEO SolidEngineer
  • Intuitive 3D Designs with CATIA® and SOLIDWORKS® on the Cloud
    Jerry Jackson, VP, CPE WW CC&T Industry, Global Online Sales Dassault Systèmes
    Jordan Tadic, Senior Solution Consultant Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORK
    Nuri Miller, Cloud Industry Business Senior Consultant Dassault Systèmes

Register for the July session now, and select your options for the later sessions.

11 Dec 2019

Check out Adaptive’s Advantage Plus Year End Offer

Do you know about Adaptive’s Advantage Plus​ Program? 

What is it? Advantage Plus is a bundle of time (usually 20 hrs or more) purchased in time blocks and used to engage Adaptive’s technical team as an extension of your technical team. ​

What can Advantage Plus contracts be used for? 

Hours can be applied to a range of services you need that fall outside of free support offers that are provided with an Adaptive product purchase.

Examples of free support include licensing, media, defect and generic non-defect issues.

Advantage Plus hours can be applied to anything ranging from on-the-fly training to helping create best practices in 3D Design, Simulation. 

Products Covered: SIMULIA and CATIA

Here are some ways our customers have used Advantage Plus:

  • We have a new FEA analyst, could you spend some time showing him/her the basics of Abaqus/CAE?
  • We could use some guidance on best practices for creating welds in our FEM. Can you show us?
  • One of our simulation outcomes is missing some erosion data. How do we use the Riks Method for simulation?

Special End of Year Offer:

Purchase a 20-hour block at a discount of $2900!  Rates will be increasing in 2020, so secure your support hours now and use your hours into 2020!

10 Jan 2019
composite manufacturing

Three Tips from an Expert in Composites Design and Manufacture

Over the course of his career, Adaptive’s CATIA expert, Bart Schenck, CATIA Application Specialist has been a pioneer in the use of the CATIA V5 composites module, supporting aerospace, defense, industrial equipment, and nuclear industries as an operations technician, an account manager, and now, at Adaptive, a technical support engineer. He’s seen successes and mistakes in the arena of composite design and manufacturing, and he’s got lots of experience that he’s ready to share to help manufacturers do things the right way…

Composites is an especially challenging arena: few manufacturing or design processes exist that contain more variables than that of composites. That’s because in composites, manufacturers start with flexible material made up of fabric and resin, which has to be mixed at a perfect ratio, then formed to a precise shape, and then cured at the right temperature for an exact amount of time. That’s a lot more variables than carving away at a single block of metal or casting a metal part in a mold.

Schenck explains that the manufacturers he works with don’t often bid a manufacturing process, receive the contract, and produce. Instead, they typically have to prove they can do the work before the contract is awarded, by producing a single part and thereby demonstrating they understand the design received and can deliver the correct end result. Only then might they win the contract to produce tens, hundreds, or even thousands of parts.

Tip 1:
Ensure you have personnel who have composites experience—either hire them or educate them

Composites are more of an industrial black art than a science, according to Schenck, and as such, there’s a lot of tribal knowledge held by those with significant experience in doing the work. Which means that the first key for manufacturers wanting to get composites right is either having the right people in place already—experienced composite engineers and manufacturing staff—or securing the training required to develop competency in the desired composite techniques and processes. In some cases, manufacturers may need to start with education or consulting to help select the most efficient and repeatable composites process for bidding on a contract.

Tip 2:
Choose the appropriate composites process and understand associated tooling needs

After you’re sure you have the right people in place, the next vital step is determining the process you’re going to use, which begins with understanding the types of parts you need to create. The process you choose will also dictate the tooling you need—for example, a hand-layup requires tooling with a very low coefficient of thermal expansion so the parts don’t change size, since you’re curing parts in an oven or autoclave. Tooling is one of the hidden risks Schenck has identified over the years—he’s seen plenty of manufacturers make a mistake early in the process and incur a lot of risk and cost later on.

Tip 3:
Make sure initial parts and tooling are accurate

With a clear understanding of the parts to be made and the chosen process—and tooling—to make them, manufacturers lastly should focus on the accuracy of the initial parts and tooling. In Schenck’s mind, the only way to ensure part and tool accuracy is to integrate software tools that will not only help manufacturers prepare digital models for the manufacturing process, but will also capture lessons learned and best practices as institutional knowledge for the future. Schenck can’t emphasize the need for accuracy enough. Manufacturers live and die by the accuracy of their parts, and he believes cutting corners on horsepower and capabilities that contribute to accuracy is simply foolish.

Given his experience, it’s no surprise Schenck recommends CATIA for composites—in his view, it leads the field in power and functionality. He gives an example of a frequent customer pitfall: not spending enough time with a part’s geometry up front—not considering that the engineering edge of part (EEOP) isn’t what the manufacturer needs to build to because they need to give themselves margin for the manufacturing process. With CATIA, it’s a simple process to extend the edge of the part to the manufacturing edge of part (MEOP) to ensure ease-of-manufacture and increase the likelihood of final part accuracy.

CATIA also captures the knowledge gained from each manufacturing process and stores it to help inform future work. With high turnover rates, attrition, and an ever-changing industry, it’s smart to be able to define and store digital processes that mimic real-world needs for physical manufacturing. It’s also smart to capture the tribal knowledge that typically only exists in workers’ heads.

Adaptive would be happy to share more information about CATIA’s composites capabilities, as well as Schenck’s extensive experience with both software and manufacturing processes.

29 Oct 2018

Advanced CATIA Tips for Job Shop Users

Problem: You just received a big manufacturing order from a top tier automotive or aerospace manufacturer. They’ve provided a 3D model created in CATIA. You have worked in different CAD software programs, but this is your first time diving into CATIA. Where do you start? How do you get up to speed quickly?

Before you start – Take time to learn about the basic functions of CATIA. Don’t try to dive into advanced features without knowing the basics first. You can create a lot of damage and waste a lot of time. You can use the training provided by Dassault Systèmes within CATIA, use the 3DSwym communities, attend classes, or depend upon a CATIA application specialist to provide support.

Tip #1 Understand how CATIA works

One of the most common problems I’ve encountered is working with users who start using CATIA without understanding the underlying methodologies and processes. You know who you are. Just because you’ve used SOLIDWORKS before, you can jump right into a CATIA file. For instance, I’ve worked with users who try to do advanced surfacing but they haven’t taken the time to learn basic surfacing or wireframes first. They get frustrated because it takes them too long to create the surface they’re looking for.

CATIA has a unique framework and methodology. Don’t try to make it work like another software program. Instead, learn how CATIA works, thinks, and acts. Understand how CATIA works with files and processes and your life will be much easier.

Tip #2 Use templates to streamline the design process

Once you have invested the time to learn the basics, it doesn’t make sense to keep doing the basic manual processes over and over again. You can use templates to capture the knowledge you’ve gained from your previous learning process. They help you and your organization save time and drive efficiency. Templates are also useful for transferring what you’ve learned to other users.

Tip #3 Understand how CATIA uses Universal Unique ID (UUID) numbers to identify drawing files

How CATIA identifies records is often confusing to the novice CATIA user. Understanding how universal unique IDs (UUID) work will help you and your team manage multiple CAD files.

For a basic understanding of UUIDs, check out this blog post from PLM evangelist Jonathan Scott at Razorleaf Corporation: CATIA V5 UUID Uniqueness Article.

Tip #4 Know how to convert a 2D sketch into a 3D shape

Converting a 2D sketch into a 3D shape is a common task performed by CATIA users. How you create your 2D sketch will determine how solid the 3D shape will be. You need to make a foolproof model. One way is by understanding the building blocks to create a great sketch. Make sure the sketch has the proper constraints and parameters. Then use the methodologies that CATIA has intended you to follow. You’ll then have a solid model that you can’t break because you’ve built it on such a strong foundation. That’s the key to becoming a great CATIA designer – doing the little things up front so that you don’t need to repeat them later.

Tip #5 Know when to ask for help

If you run into a problem or want to dive deeper into a particular function, start by leveraging the CATIA ‘Help’ functionality. In each functional area, you can click on the help page which provides examples of how to use the tool. If you can’t find an answer to your question using help, then you can contact your technical support team at Adaptive Corporation. You can submit a support ticket or reach out to your Adaptive sales representative and they’ll connect you with a subject expert.

Of course, feel free to reach out to Adaptive’s CATIA expert, Bart Schenck, CATIA Application Specialist through the Adaptive support portal or email at bschenck@adaptivecorp.com.