A Close Look at Non-Released Statuses in Autodesk PLM 360

Autodesk PLM 360 LogoWorking 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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Understanding Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions in Autodesk PLM 360

New User-Group-RoleAs 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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SmarTeam User Group Meeting

ENOVIA User Group bannerDassault 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.”

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Microsoft HoloLens for Engineering

Microsoft HoloLens Product Image 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 the rest of this entry »

DSLS Distributed License Stacking Behavior

DSLS IconDassault’s primary license server, DSLS, has some pretty interesting features, but we just ran into one that could be applicable in a number of situations. DSLS is capable of stacking licenses from more than one license server at the request of a single client. DSLS’s license stacking feature is documented in the manual (around page 72), but it wasn’t until recently that we saw a real-life application of this in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Aras Releases Innovator 11

Aras A LogoAras 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).

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Autodesk PLM 360 Workflow Notifications

Autodesk PLM 360 LogoPrior to the September 2014 release of Autodesk PLM 360, setting up workflow notifications was not very intuitive. Thanks to some enhancements in that month’s release, workflow notifications are quite a bit easier to configure now. However, there are still some nuances you might not realize with regard to the interrelationships between the ‘My Outstanding Work’ function, workflow notifications, and users authorized to perform a given transition. Read the rest of this entry »