Category: Cloud

23 Jun 2022
3DEXPERIENCE Platform Administrator

How to Accept First Administrator Invitation for the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Once you have purchased Roles in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, you now need to know how to “turn it on” and use it. There are a few key pieces of information that will make your Platform experience go smoothly.

You will receive an email from ECO-OrderAdmin@3ds.com. If not, make sure to check your Spam and Junk folders. There are multiple emails that you will receive from Dassault Systemes — you must act on these emails to activate your private space in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform:

  1. First email CLOSA: This is the licensing agreement. The CLOSA must be completed before doing anything in your private 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  2. Second email Tenant Activation: After the CLOSA is completed, you should then receive another email from ECO-OrderAdmin@3ds.com. In this email, the desired Platform Administrator needs to activate the tenant by following the link in the email.

 

View the video below to learn how to accept your invitation as the first administrator of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and get up and running quickly.

To learn more, read our Getting Started With Your 3DEXPERIENCE Guide.

 

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Administration Training Course

Having chosen the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for your business, our training team can help you to establish an effective plan for implementation and get you started on the path to long-term success. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Administration course teaches you the basics of administrating and configuring the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Administrators will learn how to manage users and roles, how to create and share dashboards, how to configure the cloud storage spaces in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, and best practices for configuring the platform to work with SOLIDWORKS.

What You Will Learn

  • 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Overview
  • Introduction to Platform Management
  • Storage Management
  • Creating 3D Spaces
  • Managing Users
  • Creating User Groups
  • Assigning Roles
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Managing Users
  • Creating User Groups
  • Assigning Roles
  • Creating Bookmarks

Note: This course runs online for 3 days (2 hours per day) and a 3DEXPERIENCE Tenant is required.

15 Jul 2022
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Xos Decarbonize Truck Deliveries with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Los Angeles-based Xos is on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation and facilitate fleet owners’ seamless transition from traditional internal combustion engines to 100% battery-electric.

As demand for its electric trucks and fleet services continues to grow, the US company needed an end-to-end platform to manage all product development and accelerate time-to-market.

The company worked with Dassault Systèmes business partner Adaptive Corporation – A TriMech Company, to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform, complete with CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA apps, to bring its design, engineering and manufacturing processes together in a single, secure, standards-based environment. Xos uses the platform to industrialize production and manage each vehicle throughout its lifecycle. Watch the video below to learn more:

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables Xos to meet its customers’ design requirements while keeping costs down as it brings more new vehicles to market. Benefiting from accurate data, robust design capabilities, concurrent engineering and full transparency, the company gains agility to develop its electric vehicles at speed. The platform is the foundation on which to further grow Xos’ business and launch innovative new products and services.

Decarbonizing Truck Deliveries

Delivery vehicles are a major source of pollution. The Hellenic Institute of Transport in Greece estimated that between 20% and 30% of a city’s carbon dioxide emissions in Europe now come from last-mile deliveries. In the US, 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation industry. Regulators are calling for change, and companies like Xos are making it happen.

Xos is a fleet service provider and OEM dedicated to decarbonizing commercial truck fleets. Founders Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni, two former fleet owners and operators, sought to build a solution for the issues they faced first-hand around increasing emissions regulations and the rising costs of maintenance and fuel. Their Los Angeles-based company designs and manufactures 100% battery-electric Class 5 to 8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks that travel on last mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles per day.

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Xos is on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation and facilitate fleet owners’ seamless transition from traditional internal combustion engines to 100% battery-electric. (Image © Xos)

“About 70% of Class 3 to Class 8 commercial vehicles operate on routes that are under 200 miles per day,” said Dakota Semler, CEO of Xos. “They return to base every night where they could access dedicated charging infrastructure. And that makes them ideal for electrification. We don’t need to wait for the technology to mature to be able to solve these kinds of routes.”

Today, dozens of Xos battery-electric trucks operated by the likes of FedEx Ground, Loomis and UniFirst are out on the roads making deliveries to households and businesses across America. Customers choose Xos based on its ability to deliver vehicles that meet their requirements in terms of range, payload capacity, cost efficiency, ease of operation, and ease of charge.

“Apart from us, there’s nobody building ground-up commercial electric vehicles engineered for this space that are actually holding fleets accountable and truly delivering a total cost of ownership saving,” Semler said. “Starting from the battery pack, we engineer durability into our vehicle systems. We also focus on delivering total cost of ownership savings in under three to five years. By engineering our vehicles to achieve that, we’ve been delivering value to customers from day one.”

Fast growth, high demand

The demand for Xos’ products and services is high. To keep up, the company expanded its workforce fourfold since it launched in 2016 and opened a new 85,000 square foot headquarters in Los Angeles in May 2021 as well as two new flexible manufacturing facilities. As the scope and scale of its company continues to grow, Xos realized it needed a powerful technology platform to manage all its product development processes in one place.

“As we’ve grown, one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced is high demand, and it’s not slowing down,” Semler said. “It has been really challenging meeting that demand with our existing systems and manufacturing capacity. Prior to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we had separate computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems operating in disparate environments. As we switched between them, we risked making mistakes and experiencing carryover issues. Now, we can incorporate a lot more of the value chain into a single system. Anything we can do to shorten that product development lifecycle enables us to go to market and achieve a faster return on our investment, and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables that.”

Xos selected the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud with the key objective of unifying its technology and accelerating its product development strategy.

“The biggest business impact of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the ability for us to quickly get up to speed with the rest of the market,” said Matt Sommer, Director of Product and Development Operations and IT at Xos. “Being an earlier stage company, it’s difficult for us to quickly implement all the tools and processes that we need to be able to operate a full business. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud, we’re able to do that quickly without having to worry about IT implementation and other work that would distract us from making great products.”

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has enabled us to deliver our technology in a much more cohesive way,” Semler added.

“Operating in the cloud allowed us to set up our infrastructure early and correctly so that as we scale production and grow our engineering teams, we know the infrastructure will continue to support us.”

A cloud implementation made sense for Xos on many levels, particularly as it gave the company access to enterprise-level IT without the upfront investment.

“We chose the cloud versus on premise, because it gives us all the tools and processes that we need to be successful without needing all the infrastructure in place,” Sommer said. “The cloud is becoming more and more advanced every day, and we believe that the tools and features available in the cloud are on par with what you could get with an on-premise installation.”

Xos partnered with Dassault Systèmes business partner Adaptive to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

“What we value most from our collaborative relationship with Adaptive is the ability to communicate, get support, and receive services as we need them to keep our business operating”

Building a strong value network

As it works around the clock to keep up with demand, Xos values working closely and securely with its value network.

“ENOVIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows us to collaborate efficiently with our partner network by seamlessly adding them to our environments and giving them secure access to the specific data they need,” Sommer said. “We manage innovation with our value network by being collaborative, so we really appreciate the ability to interface with everyone quickly in an efficient way that’s not through email.”

“Being on the cloud allows interoperability across time zones, across companies and, ultimately, leverages the team aspect of working together with our partners,” Semler added. “In a traditional CAD environment, you just don’t have that flexibility. A team in another time zone can carry on with a particular project and then the next morning we can pick up from where they left off. We’re getting much greater levels of productivity with this approach.”

Custom design

Xos’ proprietary battery system, the X-Pack, and modular chassis, the X-Platform, are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

“One of the core reasons our customers come to us is for our technology,” Semler said. “It starts with our proprietary battery system, which we’ve built from the cell level up. We also develop the software to control the vehicle, operate all of the power electronics as well as the onboard safety systems. And our modular chassis platform allows us to accommodate a wide range of different commercial vehicle use cases. Everything from a parcel delivery truck, all the way up to a Class 8 tractor or vocational vehicle.”

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Xos manages all these different elements within the same environment.

“One of the biggest impacts of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform that we feel every single day is the ability to scale and grow beyond our existing footprint of engineering and design,” Semler said.

“Things like parametric modeling and the embedded tools for routing and the specific engineering and surfacing tools – we have all of that capability within one system. And then to directly carry it forward through our PLM is pretty innovative. It enables us to move quickly to operate with leaner teams and, ultimately, to do more with fewer resources.”

These capabilities allow the company to develop custom-built truck fleets that meet customers’ specific safety, security, reliability and sustainability requirements.

“ENOVIA configuration management has been key in our ability to do this for our customers,” Sommer said. “Because of the nature of our business, we have a highly configurable product and ENOVIA allows us to keep track of all variations and manage change in a much more efficient way than we were able to previously.”

The company is now in the process of implementing DELMIA, which it will use to design and manage its growing number of manufacturing plants.

“DELMIA is key to our success over the next few years,” Sommer said. “As we grow as a company, we need the ability to quickly and efficiently boot up new facilities around the world. We truly believe that DELMIA is going to be one of the key reasons that we’re able to do this, especially with access to all its rich features on the cloud so we can deploy it from anywhere.”

When Xos deploys an electric vehicle to a customer, the company delivers the associated charging infrastructure and maintenance services with it – all managed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. (Image © Xos)

Xosphere™

Xos’ fleet-as-a-service offering, Xosphere™, provides customers with a comprehensive suite of products and services – such as charging infrastructure, vehicle maintence, and leasing and financing options – all available in one intuitive user platform to help them more easily make the transition from diesel vehicles to electric.

“When we deploy any Xos electric vehicle to a customer, we have to deliver the associated charging infrastructure and maintenance services with it, which we manage on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” Semler said. “We have an internal saying that technology sells our first truck to a customer, but maintenance, service and support is what sells the next trucks after that. Maintenance is an incredibly important aspect, particularly for commercial vehicles operating on the road so long every single day. It really becomes one of the core cost centers for fleets to manage and, ultimately, try to reduce. By handling all aspects of the vehicle on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can generate better uptime performance. We also now have the visibility to deliver all the associated services and support they need.”

As Xos looks to the future, the company hopes to make it even easier for fleet owners and operators to embrace electric mobility.

“We have a lot of exciting things coming down the pipeline, including new products that we’re engineering within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” Semler said. “We’re also using it to build out our portfolio of services, which we refer to as the Xosphere, such as our fleet management tools – service ticketing, vehicle support and energy management. Ultimately, we believe that the Xosphere on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be the single tool that fleets will use to manage all their fleet assets, not just Xos trucks.”

 

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN LEVEL UP YOUR ELECTRIC PROJECTS

Electric vehicles are nothing new. They have been in the picture since the dawn of the automobile. But they never became industrially relevant because gasoline was a cheaper energy source than electricity. Now green motives are turning the wheel. Automakers have to reinvent the traditional powertrain and embrace the shift to electric.

Download the eBook to find out more

Focus on Xos

Xos is a leading fleet services provider and original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles and the tools to adopt them. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA

For more information: www.xostrucks.com

Focus on Adaptive Corporation – A TriMech Company

Adaptive Corporation – A TriMech Company enables innovation by applying technology to streamline business processes, reduce costs and improve efficiencies throughout the product life cycle. Adaptive’s unique “Digital to Physical” product portfolio includes CAD, CAE, PLM, business analytics, metrology and 3D printing. Our solutions help our clients reduce costs and cycle times throughout product planning, development, manufacturing and after-market service.

Location: Hudson, OH

For more information http://www.adaptivecorp.com

18 Aug 2021

Kinetic Vision Uses SIMULIA Cloud for Cross-Industry Innovation

When Kinetic Vision first opened its doors 30 years ago, the company stood out with a unique service: helping clients to virtually test products using modeling and simulation in an era when the technology was rarely seen outside the aeronautical and aerospace industries.

Founded by Rick Schweet as an analysis company, Kinetic Vision has since grown into an integrated technology company, expanding its focus beyond modeling and simulation to other
technologies like computed tomography scanning, visualization, machine learning and non-destructive testing. The company now consists of eight different groups focusing on these various technological services. “We are a services company. We help other people make their things better,” explains Shane Mooney, Group Manager of Kinetic Vision’s Modeling and Simulation Group. “We’re just a group of talented people with diverse backgrounds and diverse skillsets who are really interested in the creative problem-solving method.”

Kinetic Vision Case Study

 

Kinetic Vision Chooses SIMULIA Cloud

Adaptive introduced Kinetic Vision to the benefits of SIMULIA cloud and allowed the company to run some small pilots—with fantastic results, according to Topich. “Adaptive is a continued resource that we lean on regularly to bounce ideas off to figure out new ways to solve problems,” he says. “We have a great relationship with them, truly something we value.”

Adopting cloud services through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform was a “no-brainer” according to Mooney. The cloud allows Kinetic Vision to scale “infinitely and instantly” for any project needs. If a client asks for a project that requires hundreds of simulations, that request can be rapidly fulfilled with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud solution.

Watch the Kinetic Vision story below

15 Oct 2020

eBook: 4 Reasons to Choose 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud

If you have been considering moving to 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud, you may be interested in downloading our latest eBook: 4 Reasons to Choose 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud.

One of the considerations manufacturers must make when choosing to move to a PLM platform is whether to install the software on-premises – potentially incurring additional costs for hardware and IT time – or whether to make use of a cloud-based solution. This eBook covers the benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform and how it can help improve product development processes.

Learn how Cloud solutions lower Total Cost of Ownership from things like incurring IT consultants costs for installation, requiring additional servers or software maintenance costs. Get a quicker Return on Investment with Cloud solutions by accessing enhanced collaboration capabilities from centralized cloud access, onboard more employees faster, and ensure everyone is working from the same product data no matter where they are located.   

Download eBook: 4 Reasons to Choose 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud:

Other links that may be of interest:

VIDEO: CATIA Engineering on the Cloud
3DEXPERIENCE 2021x Presentation Exploring Core CATIA Capabilities

or get more Cloud info here:

  • Webinar on-demand: 5 Way to Ensure Business Continuity with CATIA v5
  • Demo: CATIA Cloud on 3DEXPERIENCE 2021x
  • 5 Levels of Cloud Security – White Paper
  • CIMdata: Making the Connection: The Path to Cloud PLM
  • Demo Video: CATIA Engineering on the Cloud (same as above)
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.

28 Aug 2020

White Paper: 5 Levels of Security in 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud

The ever-growing interest in Software as a service (SaaS) has necessitated a new paradigm in requirements for Cloud Security, since customer information is transferred, processed, and stored outside the customers’ usual environment, emphasis must be placed on securing this information. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a cloud version of its software to enable engineering teams to collaborate and innovate from anywhere in the world.

We have put security at the heart of our online business experience platform development and deployment in order to ensure several well-controlled layers of security, with a particular emphasis on Security in Depth.

Discover the 5 levels of Security in Depth that is critical to how we protect your
most valuable asset:  Your Business Data!
 

Learn more about the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud security methodology and the methodologies and techniques used to mitigate security risks.

Learn more about 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud:

3DEXPERIENCE ON THE CLOUD

3DEXPERIENCE On the Cloud Video Series

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
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    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
    View Session Details
  • Rapid Simulation of Multibody Assemblies Via Design Based Model Definition
    Dana Frye, Structural Analysis Engineer Joby Aviation
    View Session Details
  • Concept Structure Engineering: Making Simulation Driven Design a Reality
    Anup Iti, Senior Manager – Industry Process Consultant, CATIA Dassault Systemes
    View Session Details
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Robust Design: Paradigm Shift in Technology
    Brad Heers, Director, SIMULIA IPS, Structures Industry Process Expert Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA
    View Session Details

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.