Tag: 3DEXPERIENCE

25 Mar 2020

Solving High Tech’s Top Six Critical Business Issues (eBook)

A recent ebook from Tech-Clarity, “Solving High Tech’s Top Six Critical Business Issues,” reinforces what many in the high-tech product development world know: it’s a tough marketplace out there. New technologies offer exciting opportunities for innovation, but they also create implicit requirements for companies whose success depends on responding to ever-changing consumer desires.

This is a particular challenge given that lack of response to market trends could mean irrelevance and even obsolescence. In the drive to make connected, smart products, the pressure is on to be first or early to the market to capture share, but also to deliver something new and exciting for the market. We are all aware of products we once used that are no longer in existence. I was an early adopter of the PalmPilot (several versions), now they are nowhere. One study projects that 50% of the current S&P 500 will be replaced over the next decade. It happens to the best of them… Polaroid, Prime, DEC, Wang, just to name a few. No one wants that to happen to their company.

What are the critical business issues that organizations need to address to prepare for the future? Tech-Clarity identifies six:

1. Taking cost out

It is noted that 70% of a product’s cost gets locked in during the design cycle.  Are you using the right tools to fully optimize your design? Using a platform of simulation tools like 3DEXPERIENCE will help design teams fully assess a given design such as the best material, the ideal weight, the full load anticipated, hot spots on boards.  Identifying these characteristics early in the design process will play a significant role in designing right the first time before producing a prototype.

Top Engineering Challenges in High Tech Source: Tech-Clarity

2. Avoiding quality problems

One solution to this is creating a single source of truth for data management. In a separate study, Tech-Clarity found that 20% of time engineers are not working with the right data. This is a big issue for high tech who have mechanical, electrical and systems engineers working on the same project. Using a collaborative PLM platform that manages all product data will enable greater team efficiency and reduce quality issues down the line.

3. Achieving shorter product development schedules

Productivity gains rarely happen by maintaining current processes. When the right process changes get put into place, significant gains can be realized. Creating a collaborative design process ensures that all the teams have access to the right data when it’s needed. In high tech, a combined ECAD-MCAD platform is the key to bringing all the pieces together to shorten the design cycle and mitigate risks by putting the right checkpoints in place. Tech-Clarity identifies that 23% of the time engineers spend their time just “looking” for the right information. This gets even more time consuming when companies have multiple systems to check. A platform approach like 3DEXPERIENCE can remove these roadblocks and increase the throughput of all involved.

4. Facilitating innovation

Being nimble and agile is critical for high tech companies due to the rapidly changing needs of their consumers. Many design teams need to pivot off a current design but improve on it and create more interesting capabilities. Managing across engineering disciplines is critical for facilitating innovation and enables cross-pollination of ideas. Having an ideation repository can help spur new approaches to old designs along with a platform that manages data and other information in one place to support real-time collaboration.

Cost Impact of Design Changes Source: Tech-Clarity

5. Ensuring performance and reliability

Heat and vibration are the two biggest culprits that cause performance and reliability problems. It’s important to work with a team who has deep experience with electromagnetic simulation such as low-frequency applications such as electric motors to high-frequency applications such as sensors and antennas. There are many aspects to setting up multiphysics models correctly, never mind understanding the tools behind them. The good news is when you do work with experienced consultants (like Adaptive), we can help establish a testing and analysis process from concept through to final validation phases. Further, the process will also document and incorporate these tests into your design process so that you know why decisions got made and have access to the supporting data behind it.

6. Compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements

Consumers are hot on environmental-friendly products, and high-tech companies have the opportunity to work with materials that are recyclable and have better sustainability. Beyond pleasing consumers, high tech companies need to make sure they are in compliance with RoHS and other local regulations as it relates to their product life and obsolescence. A strong PLM platform can help ensure that the right steps are documented and signed off to meet compliance regulations.

Overall, the eBook supports an integrated platform for PLM to bring together ECAD and MCAD systems, the mechanical, electrical and system engineering teams and their design processes. A single version of the truth for data and contextual information (2D and 3D drawings) need to be accessible and a fundamental building block for any product lifecycle management (PLM) platform. Implementing tools that will not only enable but also promote and even require collaboration and virtual simulation, among other functionalities, will enable companies to overcome many of the unique challenges faced by the industry.

To download the ebook, you will need to go to the Tech-Clarity site.

If you want to learn more about how your organization can address these critical business issues with a powerful PLM platform that addresses many of these challenges, call us at (440) 257-7460 or click below to schedule a demo.

Other resources that may be of interest:

On-Demand Webinar: Electromagnetic Simulation for Design & Analysis of Antennas & MW/RF Components

White Paper:  Solving Critical Engineering Challenges for Electric Vehicles

12 Nov 2019

How to Master the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform-Video Series

Learn how to use 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud with our Exclusive Video Series

These short videos (about 2 minutes each) take you step by step from set up and adding users to sharing documents and working together on the cloud. Watch how James, along with his team members Ryan and Maria and supervisor Florian use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to plan and manage design projects for their team. 

See the benefits of using a design platform like 3DEXPERIENCE first hand such as:

  • Accessing the right data, files and drawings in 3D
  • Collaborating and managing design project schedules and tasks across teams
  • Easily importing CAD data from other systems to leverage the entire toolset
  • Finding old part files or drawings for reuse that are buried in other databases
Watch Adaptive's 3DEXPERIENCE Video Series today.
Click on the image to begin watching the series today.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports the design and development of products digitally. The platform houses multiple applications within one software system seamlessly. As a user, Flo (from our video series), logs in only one interface yet can access all of the different facets of the 3DEXPERIENCE he has licenses to from that one platform (i.e. SIMULIA, CATIA). 

This platform, from Dassault Systèmes, allows users to collaborate in real-time on projects no matter their location providing a single version to work from. No more storing parts of the digital data from a project in multiple platforms that are locked away and difficult to find. 

Another important aspect of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is that it is infinitely scalable. You can start with a basic functionality and then add to the platform as your business scales or bring in other teams to the product lifecycle. 

Learn more about what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can do for you by clicking here

 

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.”

09 Aug 2018
3DEXPERIENCE Collaboration Webinar

On Demand Webinar: Collaborate, Innovate and Design with 3DEXPERIENCE

3DEXPERIENCE Collaboration Webinar

This on-demand webinar demonstrates how current SOLIDWORKS and CATIA V5 users can try out the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with a free Business Innovation License.

See how you can use the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve the product development process by using the many apps in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Learn how to:

  • Collaborate in social communities
  • Create custom dashboards
  • Store and share data in a central location
  • Track social media feeds
  • Allow non-CAD users to view CAD data
  • Order 3D printed parts from 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

View On-Demand Webinar

23 Jul 2018
Delmia

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

 

25 Jun 2018

2018 Adaptive User Conference Review

The 2018 Adaptive User Conference is now over. This year’s conference matched customers with industry experts, Adaptive employees and Dassault Systèmes all-stars to share visions and strategies about the future of PLM. We also mixed in some nice networking and dining experiences topped off by a dinner at the cozy Staller Winery. We look forward to planning an expanded event for next year. If you attended the event and want to share your experiences, feel free to comment below or send me an email.

Day One Conference Summary

Kevin Baughey, Dassault
Kevin Baughey, Head of Product Development, ENOVIA brand, Dassault Systèmes

The event was kicked off by Adaptive CEO Eric Doubell who greeted the attendees and discussed how Adaptive works with customers to meet their product lifecycle management needs.

Eric introduced keynote speaker John Hayes, President of Engineering.com who presented the Six Reasons Why Your Product Design Practices Won’t Survive in 2020. John’s an engineer turned journalist who conducts ongoing research into the latest engineering trends. In his opinion, we are experiencing an exciting time in technology. Today’s technology disruptions are bigger than CAD was in the 1990s. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a great example of how technology is disrupting everyday life. For instance, the evolution of miniaturized sensors can instrument any products you make. John went on to discuss Digital Twin as a mainstream strategic technology. He acknowledged Dassault Systèmes for creating a platform which knits technologies together to share a common view of data. John also discussed other leading trends including Augmented/Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, and Products as a Service.

The conference continued with a presentation from Ramesh Haldorai of Dassault Systèmes who discussed how companies are using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate the digital design process. Kevin Baughey, Head of Product Development for the ENOVIA brand discussed how to achieve true concurrent engineering through digitalization. Next, Scott Pokriefka of Dassault Systèmes explained how the POWER’BY strategy enables users of CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS, and other design software connect to and leverage the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

After lunch, Bill Ruccio discussed how to develop an effective Quality Management process on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Bill’s presentation was followed by a customer presentation from Luis Dominguez of Atlas Copco and how they’re implementing quality processes in their PLM environment. Ramesh Haldorai and Kevin Baughey followed with a joint presentation on Modeling and Simulation Mechatronics Behavior. Kevin went on to discuss how to measure process effectiveness using ENOVIA PLM analytics.

The day wrapped up with a lively roundtable discussion about PLM cloud implementation challenges. How to deal with customizations and developing PLM deployment roadmaps were both popular discussion topics.

That evening we enjoyed a visit to the Staller Winery. This quaint, family-run winery hosted a wonderful wine pairing dinner.

Day Two Summary

Day two kicked off with a keynote presentation by Razorleaf Chief Architect Jonathan Scott. He presented an excellent overview of how to start your model-based enterprise and digital thread journey. Jonathan defined the model-based enterprise and what a digital thread should be. He then went on to discuss how companies could implement these digitalization strategies.

Jonathan’s keynote was followed by Matt Derov of the SIMULIA brand who presented ways to manage simulation data and processes. Kevin Baughey joined us again for a presentation about linking design intent to the plant floor and discussed the differences between engineering bill of materials (EBOM) and manufacturing bill of material (MBOM) processes.

Representatives of Oceaneering discussed how they were able to deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform across their global engineering organization. They were followed by Dave Pimblett of the Dassault Systèmes DELMIA brand who demonstrated how to expand the model-based enterprise to manufacturing operations and scheduling.

Mike Koepp of Adaptive wrapped up the conference with a talk on ways to link the physical world to your digitalized world using 3D printing and 3D scanning.

Demonstration of CATIA Virtual Reality SystemConference attendees also had the chance to try their hands with the new IHP Virtual Reality system from Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA brand. Florian Bardet and Maria Sullivan of Adaptive demonstrated the workstation-based system. Customers were given the chance to immerse themselves into a 3D model using VR headsets and wands. Jason Rose of Markforged demonstrated the Mark II 3D printer by printing sample parts with their innovative ONYX material.

Overall, it was a great conference. The two-day event encouraged open discussions between users and product experts. We also had a nice opportunity to network in a relaxed environment and explore the scenic Wisconsin countryside. We’ll soon begin planning for next year. I hope that you can join us.

31 May 2018
CATIA

Get Seamless Collaboration Capabilities With New VR Simulation System

A new breakthrough in 3D solutions makes it possible for companies to connect distributed teams, reduce travel costs, and allow instant collaboration—with a single click. The Immersive Collaboration Experience (ICE), part of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, allows multiple individuals working in CATIA to seamlessly move from the CAD program to “touring” the 3D design in virtual reality (VR).

View CATIA in VR

What sets CATIA’s ICE functionality apart from other solutions used in the industry is its complete integration into the 3D platform. An individual can work in CATIA, message a collaborator through the 3DEXPERIENCE system, and send a co-review invitation. Both collaborators put on headsets, pick up wands, and simply click to launch the collaborative VR experience. Unlike other arrangements where moving from a 3D design to a VR solution can require multiple pieces of software and a file conversion process, ICE requires only one click to move from a CATIA 3D design to VR and back again. In addition, ICE works for all data brought into the CATIA platform—whether original designs, imported CAD files, scanned data, and simulation results.

Even better, design changes made in CATIA appear in the VR environment in real-time, meaning one collaborator can exit VR and make a quick change, which the other collaborator can see and comment immediately. The system is optimized for two collaborators—both will have avatars in the VR scene, and ICE can run on either cloud or on-premise sessions—but as many as four individuals can participate in the VR session, and each will have his or her own user ID.

When participants are in the VR session, they have a full range of movement in the virtual 3D space—allowing for enhanced communication with natural gestures. “Goto” commands allow users to teleport to any location in the scene, including another collaborator’s view. When that happens, or any time one participant’s view gets close to that of another participant, avatars are “ghosted” or made invisible, so they don’t block the view of the model.

Watch Immersive Collaboration Experience Video

The VR solution also works smoothly with other components of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, such as the visual experience content collection (VCC), which has recently been enhanced to offer more out-of-the-box options. With VCC, designers have a wide range of materials available to apply to their designs. Mathematical algorithms form the basis of materials including leathers, fabrics, car paint, metals, plastics, carbon fiber, glasses, woods, nature, and stones. VCC also offers a variety of 3D environments that designs can be placed in for the VR session, from interiors such as warehouses to exteriors such as parks and street scenes. Designers can also import their own photos and/or environments to customize the 3D design, with no loss of performance in the VR environment.

ICE is a welcome addition to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s complete and streamlined solution for 3D design. With collaboration and a VR session—complete with realistic materials, textures, and environments—available at any time throughout the design solution via a single click, ICE enables multiple users to experience the same immersive design review in a shared world. The solution brings an enhanced spatial understanding of the product design to extended teams, no matter where they’re located, for faster, more accurate team decisions.