What is 3DEXPERIENCE®? What is ‘The Platform’? What is PLM?
Wide Ranging Capabilities
Whether your company specializes in machining, assembly or maintenance, CATIA Composer offers wide ranging capabilities to produce animation, still images or technical illustrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Generic UX improvements:
- New User Interface. Flat Design
- New Panel Design
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.
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: