Dassault Systèmes has released the new version of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, version R2020x, delivering improvements and enhancements across the design and collaboration portfolio.
Potential 3DEXPERIENCE Full Text Search License Renewal Required
A little-known fact is that the Full Text Search service on your 3DEXPERIENCE (formerly ENOVIA V6) server uses a license. This license comes packaged into the Full Text Search install and is given an expiry date way out into the future, so that – hopefully – it will never become an issue.
Desktop Engineering’s entry on the new Engineering Services Marketplace developed by Dassault Systemes is now live!
The design revolution is now and a new era has begun! Welcome to the Building Experience Modeling (BEM) era! This generation has been given the task to design and build sustainable green buildings using renewable resources, reliably and safely - in less time and with unnecessary outlay of costs.Delivering these complex solutions with reliability and precision is a challenge facing the building industry. With the introduction of new innovative tools available, designers are able to go from 2D to 3D CAD - using Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology to digitally create design simulations to manage all the information associated with architectural projects.
(While Computer Aided Design (CAD) creates 2-dimensional (2D) or 3-dimensional (3D) drawings that don't distinguish between elements, BIM incorporates 4D (time) and 5D (costs) allowing users to manage information throughout project lifecycle intelligently, whilst automating processes such as programming, conceptual and detailed design, analysis, documentation, manufacturing, construction logistics, maintenance, building operations, renovations or demolition.)
Goethe said that “By seeking and blundering we learn ....“
Well I am not so sure that I would like to start a career in engineering knowing I was blundering in order to learn. But his point is bluntly put - that what we call 'knowledge' is gained through making mistakes. In other words, engineers push the envelope in design, making things bigger or lighter until they fail and then seeking out what went wrong.
In some cases, this leads to fundamental research to capture the laws of nature in formulae. In other cases, it leads to best practice or rules. This is how the aerospace industry has made flying one of the safest modes of transport.
A commercial jet aircraft has millions of individual parts and a supply chain that covers multiple tiers, from raw materials to the finished product.
It’s the supply chain that can be spread across numerous companies globally, specialising in different parts and components. To complicate things further, each component might be part of a subset that is being developed by a different supplier, and so compatibility issues between parts may surface.
With such a complex supply chain it’s easy for things to wrong, especially when you consider the thousands of people who might be involved in the development of a new aircraft.
By using a software package that improves communication, eliminates design and development errors, speeds up time to market and reduces costs along the way, managing the supply chain becomes much more efficient.
For a long time 2D drawings have been central to the product development process. Yet 2D drawings also have their flaws, often producing errors in design and contributing to higher manufacturing costs. That’s where the CATIA 3D Master concept is able to help.
The CATIA 3D Master approach enables various departments within a company to share, annotate and improve product design using the 3D format. This approach yields numerous benefits, including boosting accuracy in design, improving decision-making and improving efficiency in design.
Keeping customers loyal to your company is getting harder. Not only are companies pushing the limits of competing on price, but most product information can be found online, meaning companies can simply copy innovations from one another and provide customers with very similar alternatives – which may be cheaper.
So what can organisations do to differentiate themselves and stay ahead?
This is where 'Experience Thinking' comes in.
Two-dimensional (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.
2D 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.
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.