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We don’t do Project Management

Or do we?

When speaking to customers about 3DEXPERIENCE, I often include a discussion about project management. Quite often customers - especially smaller ones with fewer staff – will say we are too small to justify project management:  “We don’t do Project Management”.

In my experience this is rarely the case, but perhaps it would be best to first define what I mean by Project Management.

If you think I am about to start talking about Prince 2 or Six Sigma, then I am sorry (not sorry) to disappoint you.

I am referring to something much more basic.

 

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), TechTips, Project Management

Customer applauds DTE’s immediate response to home working

Remote Working Challenge

Following the COVID-19 lockdown many companies faced the challenge of how to connect all their homeworking employees to office servers, securely drawing on centralised software licencing regimes that many software company’s employ.  Integrated Design Management, a design house using CATIA V5 supplied by Desktop Engineering (DTE), faced this problem of continuing their operations. 

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Topics: CATIA, consulting, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, VPN, Remote Working

First Live Online Training in 3DEXPERIENCE delivered

15 delegates all connected from home

Just 3 days after launching our Live Online training portal, DTE has successfully delivered its first course to 15 delegates.

Engineers from Vertical Aerospace, the British eVTOL company, joined with DTE consultant Neil Watford, on a day’s session on Change Management using Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE On-Cloud platform.

All delegates praised the format, commenting that it was easy to join, access the training collateral and interact with the trainer.

The course was specifically written by DTE for Vertical Aerospace to match their processes and was originally going to be delivered on-site. However, given the current COVID 19 lockdown, this new delivery format proved highly successful allowing all 15 delegates to join from their homes, with Neil Watford himself at home.

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, Aerospace, Training, CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, Remote Working

Live Online CATIA & 3DEXPERIENCE Training

Software training with certified instructors

Desktop Engineering has launched a new service to support our customers in the current COVID-19 Lockdown period.  Using the web portal GoToTraining we are now able to deliver live CATIA and 3DEXPERIENCE training direct to customers working remotely - at home or office.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, Remote Working

ICAM Post Processing Advantage

Post Processing Overview

If you’re a CNC Programmer or Machinist the likelihood is you interact with machine code, often referred to as G-Code, on a daily basis. Around the world thousands of these G-Code files are produced from a CAM system with a few clicks of the mouse ready to be sent to a CNC machine or robot.

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Topics: ICAM Technologies, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, CATIA, consulting, Post Processor, CAM - computer aided manufacturing

MSC Software - working from home licence options

MSC Software have just announced that they have relaxed licencing terms to assist customers having to use the software at home.


Effective immediately until 30th June users can access and use their licenced software from home using any necessary infrastructure (e.g. VPN) to facilitate this use.

There is no need for any authorisation for this temporary arrangement.

For those users who cannot access their company licence server from home there is an option to issue a temporary licence which is available on request.

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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, VPN, Hexagon MSC Software, Remote Working

Using CATIA V5 from home – free solution from DTE

The ongoing effects of the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVD-19 have disrupted all our lives in one way or another. At DTE, we’re continuing to work as normally as possible, under difficult circumstances, so that we can support you.

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, VPN

Business as Usual - Working from Home

During these exceptional times, Desktop Engineering is adapting to the COVID-19 situation with diligence and care. We are doing all that is in our power to provide a safe working environment for our employees and ensure business continuity.

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE, ICAM Technologies, MSC Software, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Dassault Systemes, Training, consulting

The PLM ROI Conundrum

The advantages of a product lifecycle management ('PLM') system are – generally – widely understood and accepted.

The issue with choosing to take the plunge and move ahead with a solution usually comes down to business justification of the cost and ultimately the Return On Investment ('ROI') calculation.

So, what is the solution to the 'PLM ROI conundrum'? 

Here at Desktop Engineering we believe the answer is simple – Reduce the size of your ‘I’.

Let us introduce you to Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud solution.

 

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Dassault Systemes, 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud

3DEXPERIENCE Launcher license renewal

Potential 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher License Renewal Required

A little-known fact is that the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher service on your client uses a license. This license comes packaged into the Launcher install and is given an expiry date way out into the future so that – hopefully – it will never become an issue.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, TechTips