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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

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

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

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