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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.

Get more details on over 200 new features and functions in 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x here.

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.

 

 

20 Mar 2019

Adaptive Corporation Receives Platinum Designation in the Dassault Systemes VS Partner Program

Adaptive Corporation, the leading Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Company, was again honored by being named a Platinum Partner in Dassault Systèmes Value Solutions channel for 2019, continuing the status from 2018. The Platinum Partner designation is reserved for Partners that are highly engaged in Dassault Systèmes’ business and identified as best-in-class performers in the 3DS ecosystem. The award is based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which measure expertise in sales performance and efficiency, strategic alignment, and commitment. Other partner designations are Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

“This recognition from Dassault Systèmes is an honor for us at Adaptive,” said Eric Doubell, CEO of Adaptive Corporation. “We are in great company at the Platinum level with very tough competition in the Value Solutions channel. It all starts with a desire to provide the very best solutions to our customers and look forward to continuing those relationships.”

10 Jan 2019

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.

25 Oct 2018

SIMULIA Online Training: Fatigue Methods for fe-safe

Dates: November 11 and 13

(There is no course on Wednesday 11/14)

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

(includes a 30-minute break)


Fatigue Methods for fe-safe is a live online course presented by SIMULIA.

The course covers the metal fatigue methods implemented in fe-safe including infinite life, stress life, and strain life fatigue.

[Register]

Why is metal fatigue important?

Because fatigue failures are expensive. A component failing before its intended useful life can mean expensive product launch delays, product recalls, warranty claims, and legal liability.

According to NIST and Battelle institute studies in 2004, fatigue failures cost companies $190 billion annually, when corrected for inflation.

The lectures and demonstrations will include:

  • Fatigue from FEA models
  • Infinite life methods
  • Stress-life methods
  • Strain-based fatigue
  • Plasticity and Fatigue
  • Variable Amplitude Loading
  • Multiaxial Fatigue
  • Critical Plane methods

No installation?

No problem! All examples will be demonstrated by Dassault Systemès Instructors!

[Register]

23 Jul 2018

DELMIA: The Missing Link for Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Connecting Digital Design and Manufacturing Improvements

Digital design and simulation are standard engineering practices by now. But the recognized value of those digital processes raises two questions for manufacturing operations. How do digital files stay relevant and current when the digital design transitions into physical production? And how can organizations apply digital best practices beyond the design and simulation phases?

The answer is powerful solutions like DELMIA, part of Dassault Systèmes’ My Product Portfolio for consumer goods manufacturers. DELMIA helps global businesses reimagine approaches to manufacturing, by virtually planning, analyzing, revising, and simulating production flows—from the supply chain down to machine tool paths. Doing so allows manufacturers to optimize production planning, asset productivity, on-time delivery, and customer relationships, while simultaneously reducing working capital, production cycle times, and inventories.

DELMIA also ensures digital continuity, a shared digital landscape connecting all stakeholders to improve visibility into, control over, and synchronization across manufacturing operations and supply chain processes on a global scale. Because in this day and age, having your digital house in order is vital for any enterprise that expects to be competitive in a crowded and fast-paced consumer goods marketplace—manufacturing digitalization isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.

With the world, economy, and particularly the consumer goods market moving faster than ever, manufacturers are looking for every possible efficiency—looking to get the most out of manufacturing, logistics, supply chain ops, and everything else. Everyone wants to be faster, develop faster, build faster, and sell more. Using technology to uncover and create operational efficiencies is the best way to do it.

Engineer, Operate, Optimize

DELMIA enables manufacturers to address three fundamental aspects of manufacturing: engineering or designing the process, operations information and management capability, and optimization or continuous improvement of systems.

To improve engineering practices, manufacturers use DELMIA to review and structure all industrial processes, with the goal of eliminating time and waste. By creating digital models that virtually simulate products, processes, and factory operations, they can improve processes to quickly respond to the competition or a market opportunity.

Specific engineering capabilities offered as part of DELMIA include collaborative manufacturing, to connect manufacturing stakeholders; process planning, allowing for design and validation of manufacturing processes; robotics, for programming and simulating industrial robots; fabrication, for programming and simulation of machining and additive manufacturing; and ergonomics, for designing human-centered production and workplace environments.

To address operations efficiencies, DELMIA manufacturing operations management (MOM) solutions provide manufacturers with a continuum of visibility, control, and synchronization of operational activities, in a common platform to ensure unified visibility and control. Functionality includes the ability to examine and improve global production processes, schedules, and resources from workers to IIoT equipment, as well as to increase labor efficiency and productivity.

DELMIA can also help manufacturers make advances in quality across manufacturing operations, while also extracting data for regulatory compliance and continuous improvement. In addition, it allows manufacturers to synchronize warehouse manufacturing, inventory, and logistics—just in time—and perform maintenance, maximizing asset performance and uptime, and avoiding unplanned or service disruptions.

Above all, DELMIA helps manufacturers optimize—continuously. For sales and operations planning, the platform offers advanced modeling and optimization capabilities to simulate any scenario in a sales and ops cycle, to consistently deliver maximum value. For master planning, DELMIA advances global decision support with real-time visibility and predictive analysis for master planning and scheduling and material requirements planning. And for detailed production scheduling, it helps reduce lead time and inventory by optimizing production within and across production lines, work cells, and assembly operations—all while improving asset utilization and throughput.

The Prodtex director of production technology, Peter Helgosson, sums up the benefit: “Virtual simulation with DELMIA enabled us to prove our build concept, verify the assembly path of the parts in the factory, and more efficiently balance the workload between stations, thereby reducing overall lead times.”

Not Just the Software, But the Solution

DELMIA on its own offers a wide variety of benefits, but as part of Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform and, more specifically, the My Product Portfolio solution for consumer goods manufacturers, it delivers even more value. My Product Portfolio offers not only the software platform but also a set of industry process experiences, focused around collaboration and community, project management, BOM and change management, mechanical design, performance testing and simulation, mold and tooling, and machining. With it, manufacturers can collaborate on a global basis and improve communications, with the aim of reducing time-to-market.

In addition, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform streamlines internal operations, establishing a single source of truth for all information about a product, enhancing cross-functional communication, and enabling the tracking of product data from design to production. In this day and age, consumer goods manufacturers can’t afford to do less.

To learn more about how DELMIA can help your organization, please Contact Us and we put you in touch with the right DELMIA expert.

Also, you can review videos and other materials on our DELMIA LinkedIn PointDrive page here