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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

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

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

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

Building Experience Modeling Era

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.)

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), CATIA, BIM, xGenerative Design, Building Experience Modeling (BEM)

How a 3D design environment can improve your structural design

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.

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, CATIA, CATIA 3D Master

How 'Experience Thinking' can make your designs & products stand out

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.

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, Experience Thinking, Dassault Systemes, CATIA

3 reasons why 2D alone design hinders manufacturing

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.

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Topics: 3D Master, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, CATIA 3D Master

Training Certification - should you be taking the exam?

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.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Training, CATIA