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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

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

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

Highlights of New Release of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA R2020X

What's New?

Dassault Systèmes has released the new version of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, version R2020x, delivering improvements and enhancements across the design and collaboration portfolio.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, R2020x