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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

Dassault Systemes awards DTE with a hat-trick

Desktop Engineering (DTE) have returned from a very successful Dassault Systemes convention in Monaco with a hat-trick of awards and accolades:

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Awards & Accolades

R2020x What’s New:  Mechanical Engineering Roles

Core Modeling Highlights 

Dassault Systemes released the R2020X version of 3DEXPERIENCE recently - a major new release that features new roles and apps. The core CATIA mechanical engineering role enhancements are listed below.

For more details on the highlights, download our presentation here or call any of our consultants for a more in-depth discussion on how these improvements can help.

Generic UX improvements:

  • New User Interface. Flat Design
  • New Panel Design
 
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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, TechTips, xGenerative Design, R2020x

Taper Barrell Milling in CATIA and DELMIA

What is it?

Taper Barrel milling is ever growing in popularity. Traditionally, complex geometry with a double curvature such IML features on aerostructure surfaces would have been generated or scanned using ballnose cutters. This would significantly increase the overall cycle time due to the small step overs or step downs used to achieve the required surface finish or scallop height. Another application where these tools can be used is in very deep pockets where traditional endmills or long edge cutters struggle due to the instability invoked when using high length to diameter ratio tool assemblies.

A typical representation is shown above . The barrel radius is so large it is almost invisible to the eye.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA, TechTips

Maximising Efficiency with CATIA Manufacturing

CATIA Manufacturing (V5 or 3DEXPERIENCE) offers a complete CAD/CAM solution for a multitude of industrial applications in a fully homogenous environment.

The programming tools CATIA offer are highly powerful and industry leading on both the manufacturing and design side. However, unless this powerful functionality is being sufficiently leveraged, the investment is not being capitalized on.

Let’s have a look at just 3 CATIA functions, that if implemented correctly, will very quickly bring about some noteworthy benefits and address key areas that have become buzz words within manufacturing –

‘The Skills Shortage’, Automation, Standardisation:

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, TechTips, CATIA 3D Master, Manufacturing