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Training Certification - should you be taking the exam?

Value of Certification

How do you get recognition of your skills or you want to be involved in better work or been seen as making a difference - how do you 

It’s all about having something unique that gives value to your employer.show your difference?  

Or if when job seeking how do you differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack?

I had a friend who said you should draw pretty flowers on your CV! – whether he ever did that I don’t know, but in the competitive world we live you have to have a difference. That’s what sells. In sales jargon it’s called a Unique Selling Point, and when going for a job or looking to improve your position, that’s what you need. ever did that I don’t know, but in the competitive world we live you have to have a difference.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Training, CATIA

Why 2D alone design hinders manufacturing

2D drawings have played a major role in product design and manufacturing, and still play an important part today. Yet, 2D drawings can’t always cut it in a 3D world. 

Two-dimensional drawings can provide a good understanding of how a product will function and what tolerances and dimensions are required to ensure fit and functionality.

The challenge is that 2D drawings have a few drawbacks that can hinder the manufacturing process within an organisation. This is where 3D design comes into its own.

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Topics: 2D Design, 2D vs 3D, CATIA 3D Master, Manufacturing

Benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for Composite Design & Manufacturing

Paying attention to the careful design and material selection guidelines in the design and manufacturing of composites is vital to ensuring structural integrity of parts. Without adherence to guidelines in designing composites, this can lead to the development of poor-quality parts, which isn’t going to help anyone.

This is extremely important as the benefits of strong composite designs include the production of lightweight, impact resistant and strong parts compared to standard metal products. Ultimately, this leads to the manufacturing of better quality parts for a better-quality product, especially when these parts will be used in aircraft where safety protocols are extremely stringent. 

The production of better-quality parts is also important due to Governmental crackdowns on carbon emissions, particularly for aircrafts. But with composite design, the reduction in fuel costs and carbon emissions based on the production of lightweight structures helps to adhere to Governmental pressures.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Aerospace, Composites, CATIA

Boeing 737 MAX – The case for Instructor-led Training

The current issue over the recent crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has uncovered many issues over the design, certification and operation of this new aircraft.

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Topics: Aerospace, Training, Boeing 737 Max

My3DEXPERIENCE: Boost your CATIA V5 collaboration

3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services R2019x FD01

Enhanced Collaboration Scenario: 

With the availability of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x FD01, collaboration is enhanced between users taking advantage of Social Collaboration Services and CATIA V5. 

The new Share Folder - "Add to my Files" option in 3DDrive allows automatic synchronisation of folder content between user. 

Hereafter is a short scenario demonstrating how to use this new functionality to ease the collaboration.

 


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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA, My3DEXPERIENCE, Social Collaboration Services

#BeyondBIM2019

Current practice in architectural and engineering design involves workflow methods that can have many stages and steps that challenge the efficacy and quality of the design and construction process.  Unnecessary costs accrue through design collaboration delays and redesign or rework at any stage which challenges the business model of all participants.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA

Ushering in a new Era with Jaguar Land Rover

Dassault Systemes announces JLR Supplier Offers

Jaguar Land Rover i-PLM 2.0 - The Engineering Toolset

Jaguar Land Rover’s heritage comprises some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, including Jaguar Mark II, E-Type, and the Land Rover Defender.  

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) emerged within Tata Motors as an exciting, dynamic global enterprise after having passed through the corporate hands of Ford Motors.  Due to JLR's varied ownership history, a complex mixture of automotive industry software was inherited from its previous owners, and this was not scaled or supportive of JLR’s aggressive business plan. 

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Automotive - 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, JLR Supplier Program

What's New in 2019x?

Dassault Systemes has announced the
On Cloud Release 2019X of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

All On Cloud customers were successfully and seamlessly upgrade to their new revisions when they logged into their accounts earlier this week. This new release features powerful enhancements to all roles together with the announcement of new ones addressing different sectors of industry.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, 2019x

Electronics Cooling with scSTREAM

scSTREAM is one of the newest products in the MSC Software portfolio. 

It aims to make the job of simulating fluid flow and heat transfer easy and accessible to more Engineers than traditional Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) packages. 

The movie below shows a quick demonstration of its use for a simple thermal assessment of a small electronics package.

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Topics: MSC Software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), scSTREAM, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Modelling methodology in CATIA V5 Article Series

Round-up

Over the past couple of months, we published a series of articles related to Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5.

The presented articles discuss the entire process for parts that are mainly prismatic in shape, with single body.

Multi-body and surface based modelling will be covered in future articles.

To recap, the topics and articles links are below:

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA