Let’s talk about 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS and what it means, how it’s organized, what people are going to be using, and get a little clarity on that. So first off, how is it organized and what is it? What Is 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS? 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS is a set of solutions for the SMB space. It’s meant to …
3DEXPERIENCE: The Transition Might Be Easier and Sooner Than You Think
Just a little over a month ago, Dassault Systèmes rounded up a a number of press and analyst folks to give us a some insight into the 2015 version of ENOVIA. It included an update on their business overall and new functionality. However, it also covered a healthy dose of the transition of Dassault Systèmes overall towards …
MySolidWorks: A Expanding Community Service
A couple weeks ago, a number of folks in the analyst community were invited up to Waltham MA to get a look at the next version of SolidWorks. Now, of course, there were lots of new capabilities, enhancements and other doodads. However, I was struck by another topic of discussion altogether: My.SolidWorks.com. As you’ll see, …
EXALEAD OnePart: More than Just Search
Ahh, part reuse, you’re an old problem. Aren’t you.
In the past two decades, many enterprise systems have sought to address part reuse. We’ve had supplier management systems. We’ve had part categorization systems. We’ve had shape-based search. Yet the problem seems to still persist. Engineers, pressed for time, create new CAD models and release them as part of new design projects. Part numbers proliferate. Opportunities for part number reduction sail by. Opportunities for larger volume discounts with suppliers slip away. The enterprise groans.
The Stalwarts of the 2014 CAD Landscape
The landscape of CAD application providers, like many tech areas today, is prone to big changes. This is the first in a series of posts where I’ll be providing my perspective on the state of things with respect to CAD. Strap in and read on. Where do we start this ride? The logical place is …
Software Profile: CATIA
CATIA is a longstanding CAD application with traditional as well as progressive capabilities.
Delving into CATIA, you’ll find all of the capabilities one would expect from a traditional CAD application. You’ll find parametric feature-based modeling along with extensive drawing documentation functionality. You’ll also uncover NC machining, CMM and tool design tools. Routed system functionality is there with wiring, harness and piping. As opposed to Solidworks, most of the niche CAD areas has been filled with CATIA modules instead of 3rd party partners.
ENOVIA Data Management: Less PDM-ish, More PLM-ish
This post provides details on ENOVIA data management capabilities as well as my perspective on how it can impact an engineering organization’s ability to collaborate.
What does 3DEXPERIENCE mean for SIMULIA?
Dassault Systemes’ plans for their 3DEXPERIENCE platform has implications for SIMULIA products. This post takes a hard look at what it all means.