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Innovative new approach to topology optimisation

Apex Generative Design

MSC Software have just announced the addition of Apex Generative Design to their MSC One flexible token based licensing solution.

This combines the award winning geometry defeaturing capabilities of MSC Apex with an innovative new approach to topology optimisation resulting in higher fidelity shapes suitable for 3D printing but in a small fraction of the time taken for many of the solvers commonly used for this task today.
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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, MSC Apex, Hexagon MSC Software

No borders, no restrictions – Industry Renaissance

The perception in many countries across the world about restrictions on business outside of the COVID-19 had always been a concern for me.

Why should a SME focus only on local markets?

Throughout my experience both in Northern and Southern Europe I have identified the same trend.

Personally, If I were able to start a business, I would find it restrictive to sell my product or provide my service only in the country I reside in or just the surrounding regions.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, 3DMarketplace, #HowCanWeHelpYou?

Do not fear change, embrace it! …Really?

Change – It happens, and it must happen in order for things to (hopefully) get better.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, TechTips, Change management

Are your Issues more of an Issue than you realise?

Issues – we all know that they exist, but are we ever truly aware of how bad they are? how many of them there are? who is fixing them, and when they have been fixed?

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, TechTips, 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud

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.

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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