"Change is certainly coming and there’s much to learn from manufacturing for some areas of AEC"
Dale Sinclair, AECOM
Desktop Engineering recently concluded its annual BeyondBIM virtual event with a broad consensus that in the future the construction industry needs to grasp new technologies to drive improved processes, together with recognising the need to train in these new methods.
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis companies in the aerospace design and manufacturing sector have been particularly affected by the economic impact of the disruption to worldwide economies. Some have seen their orders and revenues drop immediately by sometimes 50% driven by the reduction in production of new aircraft.
These companies have had to quickly reduce costs and take advantage of any state support.
However, those with low cash reserves have seen the need to restructure through some form of merger, sale or even some type of insolvency process.
All the team at Desktop Engineering would like to wish all our customers and suppliers best wishes and good fortune for the new year of 2021.
We’ve entered it again with similar lockdown constraints we all worked through 9 months ago. Looking back at that time there was considerable doubt and uncertainty over the outcome.
However, our team, along with support from our loyal customers, have worked through the challenges and arrived in this New Year with a remodelled way of working to meet these renewed constraints.
Desktop Engineering has recently achieved the highest possible certification level for Dassault Systemes.
As part of our ongoing accreditation process both sales and support members of our company have completed a total of more than 32 certification exams. These exams tested their knowledge of the brands ENOVIA and CATIA together with the 3DEXPERIENCE Industry Solutions derived for processes in the relevant industry. These include “Engineered to Fly” for aerospace, or “Bid to Win” for automotive.
'A Vision for the Future'
#BeyondBIM2020 AEC symposium moved from a one day event in London to a digital platform for 2020 with live webinar presentations from speakers scheduled over a couple of weeks.
Leading members of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction community presented case studies and discussions on the future vision of building, highlighting examples and projects where BIM is used and evolved into aiding the fabrication and construction process.
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.
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.
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.
All delegates praised the format, commenting that it was easy to join, access the training collateral and interact with the trainer.
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.
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.