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We’ve gone live! – Engineering Services Portal

Desktop Engineering’s entry on the new Engineering Services Marketplace developed by Dassault Systemes is now live!

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, 3DMarketplace

How to Manage Aerospace Supply Chains using Software

 

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.

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

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

My3DEXPERIENCE: Boost your CATIA V5 collaboration

3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services R2019x FD01

Enhanced Collaboration Scenario: 

With the availability of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x FD01, collaboration is enhanced between users taking advantage of Social Collaboration Services and CATIA V5. 

The new Share Folder - "Add to my Files" option in 3DDrive allows automatic synchronisation of folder content between user. 

Hereafter is a short scenario demonstrating how to use this new functionality to ease the collaboration.

 


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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA, My3DEXPERIENCE, Social Collaboration Services

#BeyondBIM2019

Current practice in architectural and engineering design involves workflow methods that can have many stages and steps that challenge the efficacy and quality of the design and construction process.  Unnecessary costs accrue through design collaboration delays and redesign or rework at any stage which challenges the business model of all participants.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA

Ushering in a new Era with Jaguar Land Rover

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. 

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Automotive - 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, JLR Supplier Program

Modelling methodology in CATIA V5 Article Series

Round-up

Over the past couple of months, we published a series of articles related to Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5.

The presented articles discuss the entire process for parts that are mainly prismatic in shape, with single body.

Multi-body and surface based modelling will be covered in future articles.

To recap, the topics and articles links are below:

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA

Adaptive Building Design

In recent years many papers, both government whitepapers, research document and industry guru’s have voiced concern on the poor productivity within the construction industry.

Comparisons have been made with manufacturing industry where overall productivity has doubled over 20-30 years. So how did that industry achieve such gains and construction didn’t?

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Facade Design, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Dassault Systemes, CATIA