How Cloud Can Bring Instant Scalability to Your Business

And why business agility is intrinsic to success.

Will Your PLM Provider Understand Your Complex Requirements? Here’s How to Find Out.

The average car consists of around 30,000 individual components. The average aircraft is composed of more than 360,000. Design and production engineering for these products is an incredibly complex undertaking.

Turning Code Into Products On Shelves – Meet the Developer

The more intuitive a PLM system, the better it will work. But how does such a complex system become easy to use? We talked to Application Developer Munish Sharma to find out.

From Fashion-by-hand to PLM Apparel – A Witness to Textiles’ Digitization

TECHNIA Senior Business Consultant Birgitta Fordyce reflects on how fashion production has evolved from faxed designs to integrated IT.

PLM Is About People, Not Just Technology

As a TECHNIA business consultant, it’s Samuli Sarasti’s job to match the technology to its users. He says the importance of people is often overlooked in a technologist’s world.

Why Your Business Needs to Embrace Digital Transformation

Why your business needs to embrace digital transformation, and how digital twinning saved NASA from a multimillion-dollar disaster.

Common Misconceptions Around Cloud Security

Have your feet on the ground while your business is in the cloud.

7 Reasons to Move Your PLM to the Cloud

7 reasons to move your PLM to the cloud, and why cloud PLM will fundamentally change the manufacturing landscape.

What Does Digital Transformation Look Like to Airbus?

And why partner specifically with Dassault Systèmes to achieve it?

Is Your Team Unsure About What PLM Really Is? Here are 3 Things You Need to Know

Do you know roughly how many parts are used in a new Airbus A380? … Four million.

These Unsung Formula 3 Stars Are the Real Ones to Watch – and TECHNIA Is Now Their Sponsor

From James Hunt to Lewis Hamilton, the biggest racing stars in the world first shot to fame through their spectacular performances in Formula 3.

3 Things We Learned at the TECHNIA PLM Innovation Forum 2018

PLM Innovation Forum 2018 was taken place this October. For those of you who couldn’t be there, here are our top three takeaways from the event.

Train Maker Stadler Accelerates Innovation

The overall goal of the PLM 2.0 strategy is to improve efficiency by 10 percent company-wide. Swiss train maker Stadler is constantly moving forward. Over the last 20 years, the company has grown from 70 employees to more than 7,000 and its trains now…

The One Question Every Business Leader Must Ask About Industry 4.0

I like to find out about new things. At 56 I still work in an interesting company, two in fact, and still find technology fascinating.  I love looking forward and assessing innovation, getting under the skin of the next ‘big…

Has Industry 4.0 already arrived?

Remember that tale about the King’s new clothes? For several years industry has been buzzing about the dawn of a new era in manufacturing, a 4th Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 as we have come to know it.

Engineering’s Great Escape

In a country where being an engineer used to have negative connotations it’s quite rewarding to see the rise of engineering and the influence it now welds within the entire organisation.

Analysis for Engineers: Fluid Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE (Part 1 of 2)

Hard core and pure Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) still remains one of the most complex fields within engineering. Yet, it is incredibly valuable, especially in a world where optimisation is becoming more necessary, not only for cost reduction but to make…

Analysis for Engineers: Fluid Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE (Part 2 of 2)

In part one you saw how to prepare a Fluid Validation analysis case. After running the simulation, the post-processing can be easily managed through the Results tab in the Action bars.

Analysis for Engineers: Structural Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE

Today, analysis is an essential part of any product development process. The use of simulation saves companies significant time and cost, by avoiding most of the expensive and lengthy physical testing process.

Embrace Failure to Find Your Intelligent Engineering Advantage

May 19, 2016 Necessity is the mother of all invention In product design it is widely accepted that you learn more through failure. Generally this is because on balance we spend more time on the failing part of a project…

Seamlessly Work in PDM and PLM for the Best of Both

Share, view and access easily the data that drives innovation.

Picking the Pockets of your Larger Engineering Competitors

May 26, 2016 Small to medium engineering businesses are finding an increasing number of ways to pick the pockets of their larger competitors under the shadow of Intelligent Engineering.   I love intelligent engineering, it gives an intense focus to a…

Experience the Best – Any Process, Any Industry

Every market sector has its top performers. By understanding how they operate and what they are doing that works, you can modify your own efforts to get closer or jump ahead.

CATIA V5, V6, 3DEXPERIENCE… is it all still CATIA?

Dassault Systèmes CATIA is just one brand in their extensive portfolio of PLM products and solutions, specifically offering 3D design (CAD) capabilities. With such an array of solutions, it can be difficult to understand specifically which brand does what, which is why we have explained each brand in…

Intelligent Engineering, Enterprise PLM and ‘Best Practice’ Processes: The Golden Bullet for Automotive OEMs

Prediction and preparation for future market requirements is becoming a standard component within the front end of enterprise PLM systems and Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has been designed to be the technology of choice for many of the world’s leading automotive…


This summer I have been working as an Intern for TECHNIA & Integral Powertrain as a Design Engineer. I’ve recently completed my first year at the University of Portsmouth where I’m currently studying BEng Mechanical Engineering.

Up Above the Clouds with 3DEXPERIENCE

Or rather, ‘up in the (data) clouds’. After all, the model-based, data-driven PLM tool 3DEXPERIENCE is now offered by Dassault Systèmes as a software as a service (SaaS) solution in the cloud. Just to mention a few advantages: even greater…

PLM Magazine – Life Sciences Edition

The latest issue of PLM Magazine is a special edition for Life Sciences!

The Creation of True-Load

At H-D we were always working toward producing and delivering the best quality and most innovative bikes in the marketplace. This particular story takes place in 2003 when we were working on the prototypes of a brand new design.

Turning UDI compliance into a competitive advantage with PLM

The regulations for UDI (Unique Device Identification) are high on the agenda for most medical device companies. Many faced a race against time last summer to get the necessary submissions filed on time registered, and the process can be a…

How do you design for manufacturing excellence in the world of Additive Manufacturing?

If you are one of the many businesses considering 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM), how can you ensure that your designs are right the first time, every time?

Intelligent Engineering, the Fourth Musketeer

No need to worry help is at hand. For those of my era “Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!”

Cloud Upgrade: Steps to Resolve Issues When Installing Upload Rich Applications

As we switch to the new 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x, it’s recommended that you remove all 3DEXPERIENCE R2016x code previously installed on your machine and that you clean up your system.

Will Enterprise PLM Tame Additive Manufacturing?

As the amount of R&D pounds aimed at developing new Additive Manufacturing technologies and applications heads skywards so does the spend and the development time that is focused on the PLM design, analysis & simulation and digital manufacturing software to…

Simplified Change Management Options in 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x

The new release gives users the ability to simplify the Change Management process. The existing methods from previous releases are still available, but R2017x offers new features.

I once had a Coke! Is Big Data and Business Analytics working?

It’s an annoyance story that used to be replayed as marketing professionals bemoaned how advertising used previous purchase data to target offers. You may know the story; Guy walks into a bar and orders a Coke. Next time and the…

Sharing Data Between Collaborative Spaces in CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE

This is usually used to group data by project. Different CS types exist but the general idea is to ensure that only users with a role granted on a Collaborative Space can view, amend and/or lifecycle the data.

The Contribution of Dassault Systemes to Digital Composite Technology

Though composites have been around for a long time, it is still a science in the making with many aspects of composites yet to be discovered. Dassault Systèmes have offered many tools to make this discovery efficient and continue to…

How to Boost the Construction Industry

Digitalization, product design, lean processes, and high tech systems are transforming aviation, apparel, life science, and other industries at a fast pace, but one sector is lagging notably behind - Construction.

Buying a new CAD spec PC or laptop? Be careful with Windows 10 compatibility and Windows 7 downgrades

As suppliers of hardware to many of our customers, we regularly source new CAD workstations and laptops form a range of suppliers. After 18 months on the market (and a generally good reception), Windows 10 is now the standard operating…

Batch Convert CATPart/CATProduct/CATDrawing to 3DXML/STEP/IGES/DXF/DWG/ or Reverse

In CATIA V5/V6/3DEXPERIENCE, users have the ability to convert data in batch mode. When using V6 and 3DEXPERIENCE, this will automatically import/export data from the ENOVIA database. The following example is performed using CATIA V5 but is identical in V6 and 3DEXPERIENCE. However, with V6 and 3DEXPERIENCE,…

PLM: Too late, too late, will be the cry

“Too late, too late will be the cry when the man with the bargains has passed you by.” From Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. When the character Bacon delivered this line in the film he was not talking about…

Do you master these 3 key business trends?

Being aware of market trends and the potential impact of them on your business is crucial when developing a winning strategy. To find out what key trends Dassault Systèmes is recognizing on the market, and how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can…

First look into 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x

On November 22nd, Dassault Systèmes announced the 2017x release of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. What are the main improvements and how will it impact your business? I have had a first look, and am happy to share some of the main…

Digitalizing the Construction Industry – True lean construction is only possible with the right tools and processes

Ask a construction company today whether they are using lean production methods, and many of them will say yes. But chances are that their definition of “lean” doesn’t have much in common with what the manufacturing industry is doing.

8 of the Best New Features from 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x

Current cloud users have had access to a 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x pre-release Beta on cloud, so I’ve been having a look around for what’s new and improved in this latest release. Instead of going through an exhaustive list of new features, here’s…

CadMakers use 3DEXPERIENCE to help bring sophisticated simulation to the construction industry

It's no secret that the construction industry has struggled to keep up when it comes to adapting new technologies like 3D modelling and simulation. The innovative team behind CadMakers Virtual Construction have found a solution to that problem – by…

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and Trends in Design and Manufacturing (Part 2 of 2)

An Interview with Frédéric Martin

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and Trends in Design and Manufacturing (Part 1 of 2)

To find out more what the future of Design and Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Systems Engineering will look like, the CEO of TECHNIA, Jonas Gejer had yet another fruitful dialogue with Frédéric Martin, CATIA Sales Director at Dassault Systèmes.

CATIA? DELMIA? EXALEAD? What do these brands actually mean? (In Layman’s terms)

One of the problems of Dassault Systèmes possessing such a wide variety of products is that it can often be a bit of an issue working out what each of these products even does.

3DEXPERIENCE and V5 Support on Windows 10 Operating System

Dassault Systèmes announces support of 3DEXPERIENCE and V5 Offers on Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Edition operating system.

Custom designed applications take PLM software to a new level

Leading PLM software like CATIA and ENOVIA come packed with a host of standard features that meet the biggest needs of most businesses. But every company has its own unique processes, and sometimes customized solutions can help further boost productivity…

Cost Efficient and Reliable Integrations

Why is a solid integration solution so important?

Managing Manufacturing BOMs in DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE

In an ideal world, a full CAD structure of your product would contain everything you would need to make or order in order to assemble one. However in reality this is seldom, if ever, the case. There are many objects…

A way to manage standard parts in V6 3DEXPERIENCE

Almost all manufacturing companies have to deal with standards parts to some extent. But how many companies consider standard parts management as an important task?

DELMIA V5-6R2015: Create User Representations for Milling

DELMIA lets users create tools for digital manufacturing quickly and simply, however there are times when the basic cutters created on the fly are not sufficient for simulating clash collision or metal cutting involving more complex tools.

3DEXPERIENCE Part Design App… So What?

With the recent release of Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x, some would ask what is different about these apps? For example, the part design app tools appear to be identical to the part design workbench tools of CATIA V5.

Help with Selecting Elements in CATIA V5

Most readers will be familiar with the usual method of helping to select an element that might be hidden behind others; namely the use of the up and down arrow keys.

An Easy Way to Improve Your ENOVIA Performance

One of the most important requirements for a system, besides fulfilling the business’ functional requirements and having good usability, is system performance. The reasons for why a specific ENOVIA system can have performance problems will, of course, differ between implementations…

How to Identify Problems Getting a License When Using DSLS

For all new releases of V5 starting at R21 and all versions of V6 and 3DEXPERIENCE, DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) is used to manage software licensing. Like most license servers, there needs to be a secure connection between the…

So what happened to CATIA’s interface?

Some of you reading this blog may have seen screenshots and videos of the new 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and seen something that looks like this: And you might be wondering, “What have they done to CATIA? It’s just like V4 to…

DS Licence Server (DSLS) Alongside Multiple Network Devices

Often large companies use their main network server to host the DS Licence Server. For many reasons (performance, redundancy, etc) it may be necessary to have multiple network (Ethernet) devices attached to the server. The network devices may be standalone…

Understanding Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE

Understanding Dassault Systemes corporate brand positioning has been a real challenge for me. While I have minimal difficulties understanding their product lines—CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SOLIDWORKS, and all the rest are competent, competitive, and (so far as engineering software can be)…