Dassault Systèmes, and Razorleaf partner Adaptive Corporation, are hosting a SmarTeam User Group meeting in Mason, OH on June 2, 2015 at Dassault’s SIMULIA offices. Multiple SmarTeam customers are registered to attend, and representatives from Honeywell and Borg Warner are scheduled to speak. The agenda also includes presentations by Dassault on the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and on options for migration and coexistence between ENOVIA SmarTeam and the 3DX Platform. Jonathan Scott of Razorleaf will also be presenting on a technical topic, “Quick and Simple Reporting with SmarTeam.”
Aras released the latest version of their platform, Aras Innovator 11, in December 2014. In this release, Aras has added some exciting new functionality (Visual Collaboration) as well as made significant enhancements to existing functionality (Program Management Solution).
It might not be breaking news, but PLM technology users have been awash in new licensing options lately. From monthly subscriptions to all-you-can-eat license plans, major vendors like Dassault, Autodesk, Aras, and more have been bringing new license options to the table – and end-users seem to be the real winners. Here’s a quick summary of some of the new and unique licensing options recently available. Full Article >
Working Versions, the Working Revision Identifier, the WIP Revision, and the Unreleased Lifecycle…Do you know what these non-released statuses are, when they occur, how to differentiate between them, and how to manage them in Autodesk PLM 360? We are often asked to clear up confusion that users and administrators have on this subject. So an explanation of the “what”, “when”, and “how” of the non-released statuses, and more, is what we are covering today!
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As an Autodesk PLM 360 administrator, if you have ever struggled with getting the proper access to the proper users, you are not alone. Setting up user security takes some time, but it can take much longer without a good understanding of how all the elements of the security model work together. In this video, we’ll walk through a scenario to help develop this understanding!
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Technophiles the world over are buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the HoloLens product. This holographic augmented reality platform is bubbling with cool factor, but could have a significant impact on engineering and manufacturing software. Although there is no official release date for the product yet, we can expect CAD and PLM vendors will be working hard to capitalize on this opportunity to offer new interfaces for design and product-centric tools. Let’s take a look at what Microsoft announced, and what the implications could be for engineering. Read Article >
Generations of children have stood in wonder on their first trip to a bowling alley, mesmerized by the smooth motion of the automatic pinsetters and the sight of brightly colored balls spinning up the ball return. The technology that makes a bowling alley operate isn’t magic – it just seems that way.
Behind the scenes AMF Bowling, a division of QubicaAMF , engineers a complex and carefully timed dance of moving parts to be both rugged and precise. AMF designs and fabricates most of the parts it uses and assembles everything from the ball returns to the laminates for the flooring. The pinspotter, for example, includes more than 3,800 different parts, all of which must be engineered to work smoothly without clashing.
Managing such complexity isn’t easy, as Brian Williamson, CAD-PDM Administrator and design engineer with QubicaAMF Worldwide, will be the first to admit. “When I got here four years ago, I think I spent more time trying to locate the designs for the parts in our machines than I did designing new ones,” he says. “CAD files were scattered all over the network and on local drives with very little chance of being found again so they could be reused.”