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OEM Environments for myPLM

Update Package TECHNIA offer OEM packages for suppliers car manufacturers. The TECHNIA OEM supplier environments are available as an updated package for myPLM installations in Windows. The TECHNIA update package is MultiCAD-capable and includes packages for Daimler and GM suppliers…

More Than Code – Why Your Vendor Matters as Much as the Software

Think about your favourite café. The one you go to every day for your morning latte. You first went there because a friend told you the coffee was great. When you walked in, they were playing California Soul by Marlena…

KPASS IT joins TECHNIA to extend 3DEXPERIENCE GLOBAL knowledge

KPASS’ expertise in the Energy, Automotive and Aerospace & Defence industries will join TECHNIA to cover the French and Japanese markets and contribute more broadly to global projects. Business Drivers: Customers of Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform are increasingly interested in…

PLM For All Webinar

PLM For All Webinar | Tuesday 30th April 2019 | 10:00 – 10:30 am Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an information management system that helps customers improve productivity, enhance service/product quality, strengthen stakeholder relationships, resolve challenges and realise opportunities. A…

UK Intelligent Engineering Forum (UKIEF)

UK Intelligent Engineering Forum | 21st May 2019 |  AMTC, Coventry, UK A unique annual event, the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum (UKIEF) combines the very latest engineering software & processes to optimise digital transformation and competitive advantage. With inspirational industry speakers, and a host…

Airbus Supplier Program

Airbus Supply Chain The 3DEXPERIENCE platform solutions, tailored exclusively for Aerospace & Defence, operate on Dassault Systèmes’ “single source of truth” philosophy. This means that each supplier, along with the OEM, can confidently work from real-time data to ensure progress never veers from…

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

Four million parts, sourced from over 1500 manufacturers. No wonder the automotive and aviation industries were the first to use PLM. That’s an incredibly complex development cycle – and without stringent guidelines and processes, as well as a clear roadmap,…

Senior Full Stack Web Developer

We offer When developing innovative products, companies put their trust in our PLM solutions, and we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day. In our Software Development Team, we create innovative products as well as add-on functions to existing…

Swedish Webinar: Quick guide to PLM: What is PLM?

Do you think about how leading companies within industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Telecom, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical succeed in getting products faster on the market, increasing the pace of innovation and market shares while at the same time succeeding in lowering…

Marketing Coordinator

Key Responsibilities Work as a member of a local team to understand key business messages and translate them into solutions messages Commission and manage diverse marketing and sales projects, ensuring high quality, value for money & ultimately generation of qualified…

Enterprise Software Sales Executive

As Account Executive you will be the driving force for TECHNIAs PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) business development in USA. Responsibilities In close cooperation with the Management of our USA operations you will initiate and execute the marketing and sales strategies…

IT Support Specialist

TECHNIA is seeking a talented person to join our team to provide support services, both pre- and post-implementation for our clients. This candidate will be a key person for supporting of various clients and initiatives. Responsibilities The applicant will be…

Market Researcher

We are looking for a Market Researcher to expand our TECHNIA US team. Study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. Maintain high quality of data in our CRM systems and assist with generation of qualified…

Is Your Team Wasting Time on Duplicate Tasks? Here’s How to Fix That

Three simple sounding steps to fix duplicate work problems In one study of American workers, employees were found to waste nearly 6 hours per week duplicating others’ work. Duplicate work can come from not receiving information from other people fast enough, not…

Webinar on Demand: Process Software Release 2018.3 – 2019.1

Learn what’s new in TECHNIA Add-Ons for the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Thursday, March 7th 2019 | 9:00-10:00 CET & 17:00-18:00 CET | Online   If you’re currently using TECHNIA Value Components, Helium, TECHNIA Integration Framework or the Value Tools, then you’ll be excited to…

Top Tips for Getting Better Customer Feedback for Product Development

When we’re so used to staring at the design that we miss a problem that’s incredibly obvious to a new user. When we think a menu is smooth and easy to use, but it’s really very confusing if you haven’t…

Swedish Webinar: News in 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x

In this webinar we will go through the news and trends in the 3DEXPERIENCE release 2019x. The focus will be on CATIA and ENOVIA. The webinar will be hosted from 15.00 to 15.45 CET. Please note that the webinar is in…

TECHNIA Releases Lite3D 2018.5

Ray tracing Ray tracing provides images with more photo-realism including reflection and refraction. Rays are tracked by the viewer through each pixel of the image. If a ray strikes a specular or transparent object, further rays are traced in the…

TECHNIA Releases Lite3D 2018.5

Ray tracing Ray tracing provides images with more photo-realism including reflection and refraction. Rays are tracked by the viewer through each pixel of the image. If a ray strikes a specular or transparent object, further rays are traced in the…

How to Get Your Team to Embrace PLM Tech (yes, even the sceptics!)

But you already know that. You know that your team needs to streamline product development to strengthen operations for innovative growth. With product development processes becoming increasingly complex, with employees spread out across the globe, the challenge of high productivity…

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

That’s why we’re incredibly proud and excited to help launch a very different set of racing careers through our F3 sponsorship program: those of top engineering students at Wolverhampton University. What’s the Program? The University of Wolverhampton’s Race Team is…

Back-End Software Developer

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

Workflow Software Consultant

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

Marketing & Communication Specialist

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

TECHNIA Launch Unified Brand Under a Global Umbrella

Stockholm, Sweden, January 14, 2019: At TECHNIA we are proud to announce the launch of a unified brand, bringing TechniaTranscat and Intrinsys together under a global umbrella. TECHNIA provides clients with exceptional PLM solutions creating measurable and sustainable business improvements…

Here’s What the Exciting New TECHNIA Rebrand Means for You

Now we’re ready to rebrand ourselves under a single name that encompasses everyone. As of January 2019, we’re simplifying things by unifying all these different names under a single one: TECHNIA. In this blog post, we’ll explain the journey that…

TECHNIA Launch Unified Brand Under a Global Umbrella

TECHNIA provides clients with exceptional PLM solutions creating measurable and sustainable business improvements to accelerate performance. The unification of the three companies will create a more consistent and seamless brand that connects fluidly with clients worldwide. As a result of…

PLM Is Complicated. Here are 5 Reasons Why That Shouldn’t Scare You

“Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Albert Einstein How often do you see a new technology boast that it lets you perform a task in a matter of seconds? Or reduces a complex series of decisions…

Tailor Made Software

Are you using CATIA V5, 3DEXPERIENCE or JT? Are you innovative and always trying to improve processes?  Do you see potential for improvements which cannot be done by out of the box functionality, i.e. automate your specific processes, bring in new functionality or own calculations? …

Ones to Watch: Top Trends for PLM in 2019

From Christmas dinner to Santa’s Grottos to singing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve, December is a time of traditions. It’s also a time when we all start thinking about how to do things better next year – whether…

3DS Support Portal

For our Dassault Systèmes clients, we offer a special additional support service: If you would like to access these additional services, please contact our customer care center. Our team is happy to unlock your access to Dassault Systèmes’ support portal. By having access…

NAACAM Show

TECHNIA are exhibiting at The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show in Durban, South Africa. NAACAM brings together leaders in the automotive and component manufacturing industry, the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa. The NAACAM Show…

Advanced Engineering 2019

Do you want to connect with some of the industry’s biggest names? Welcome to exhibit at Advanced Engineering on 27 – 28th of March at Åbymässan in Gothenburg. It’s an innovative meeting place where high-end technology is showcased, that meet…

SSA and Simuleon join Addnode PLM to strengthen position as European Simulation leaders

Background Customers of Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform are increasingly looking for more sophisticated simulation capabilities. The new combined team with 30 simulation experts will provide customers with access to world-leading expertise and experience. SSA and Simuleon are very strong in…

PLM Applications Engineer

Become part of TECHNIA’s Intelligent Engineering team TECHNIA combine industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management tools with specialist knowledge, so our customers can enjoy the journey from product concept to implementation The strength of TECHNIA lies in the quality of our engineers, who…

Applications Engineer – NC/DELMIA

Become part of TECHNIA’s Intelligent Engineering team Are you looking to further your career in CNC machining / Offline Programming and become an Applications Engineer? TECHNIA combine industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management tools with specialist knowledge, so our customers can enjoy…

Graduate/Junior PLM Applications Engineer

Become part of TECHNIA’s Intelligent Engineering team TECHNIA combine industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management tools with specialist knowledge, so our customers can enjoy the journey from product concept to implementation. The strength of TECHNIA lies in the quality of our engineers, who…

Medior Software Developer

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

New Business Sales Executive

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

Application Developer/Architect

TECHNIA is a Swedish IT company, a global knowledge leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), working with several of the world’s most interesting brands. We provide tools and systems that allow our customers to realize and develop their products and…

PLM Solution Architect

TECHNIA is a Swedish IT company, a global knowledge leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), working with several of the world’s most interesting brands. We provide tools and systems that allow our customers to realize and develop their products and…

Sales Executive

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

Emerald Automotive Design

Early Days The initial concept designs for the Horizon Taxi project were created in 2013.  By now, there were 20 employees in disperse locations using rudimentary file sharing tools but this was becoming problematic as the team grew, so Emerald…

PLM Solution Architect

We offer When developing innovative products, companies put their trust in our PLM solutions, and we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day. We provide tools and systems that allow our customers to realize and develop their products and…

Studio

Key Benefits Accessibility Knowledge of code is not a prerequisite, no need to be a Python expert to transform the data Transparency Users remain in control of the intelligence created Shop floor focused The Studio embeds a library of 60+…

Share

Collective intelligence Collective intelligence designed in the Studio is embedded into the machines and distributed on the shop floor to everyone Actionable Concrete & documented work instructions are given to the workforce Shop floor feedback Shop floor feedback improves maintenance…

InUse

Preventive maintenance Maintenance operations are triggered according to the real usage of the machines Read more here   Curative maintenance Machines are able to self-diagnose their own failures and guide the workforce to the best action in order to reduce…

Industrial IoT

Value-creation chains This facilitates smart value-creation chains which include all the lifecycle phases of the product – from the initial product idea and development, production, use and maintenance through to recycling. In this way, market requirements for everything from the…

Application Developer/Architect

TECHNIA provides clients with tools and knowledge to make their Product Lifecycle Management easy. We are a strategic partner to more than 4000 industrial companies worldwide who are using our solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire…

PLM Business Consultants to Stockholm/Kista and Malmö

TECHNIA is a Swedish IT company, a global knowledge leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), working with several of the world’s most interesting brands. We provide tools and systems that allow our customers to realize and develop their products and…

Electrical Harness Cabling

The Project: Optimised Engineering of a Complex Automotive Electrical Cabling System Competitive pressures are driving automotive manufacturers to speed up their new model releases, deliver emotion stirring vehicles and provide innovative mobility solutions to increase consumer value and improve user…

Composite Mast Analysis

Yacht racing is a sport for the rich and on a world stage, it is the equivalent of Formula 1 on water. With the push for ever faster yachts, comes the demand for lightweight structures and to support this the…

Eclipse Tooling

The aircraft industry has always suffered from production constraints imposed on them due to the relatively low production volumes. The traditional high cost associated with press tooling forming is often not a viable production process and for this reason aircraft…

Tymatic Construction Tool

Starting with a clean sheet of paper with a clear brief from our client, to resolve an issue within the construction industry. Project aim: Create a battery operated construction tool to replace the manual task of tying rebars together using…

Aircraft Research Association

ABOUT: Aircraft Research Association (ARA) Aircraft Research Association (ARA) was formed in 1952 by the UK’s leading aerospace companies to create a state of the art transonic wind tunnel that would maintain a dominant position within aerospace research and development.…

An Investigation into Composite Joints

TECHNIA’s customers often operate in hi-tech or world class environments. They are frequently called upon to produce products using materials and manufacturing processes that are often innovative but may or may not be unique to their particular industry to maintain…

Jaguar Land Rover’s V6 PLM Story

Jaguar Land Rover’s heritage comprises some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, including the Jaguar Mark II, the E-Type, and the Land Rover Defender. Having passed through the corporate hands of Ford, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has emerged within Tata…

Non-Stop Around the World

Around the world sailing race require a new 60-foot yacht and a tight, efficient team to support the captain who will circumnavigate our planet non-stop and singlehanded for the race’s 3 months duration. The boats used for this high order…

Oyster Marine Select TECHNIA

About Oyster Marine Oyster Marine was founded in 1973 by current chairman Richard Matthews and soon gained an enviable reputation for the development and marketing of cruiser-racers with an emphasis on performance. Indeed over the years, Oyster yachts have notched…

A Pressing Need for Data Management

About the customer Data management with SmarTeamThe customer is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aluminum and composite superplastically formed components, supplying parts to leading companies such as Boeing, Airbus Industries, British Aerospace, Siemens, Aston Martin and many others…

Sitting Pretty with V5 PLM Solutions

Leading Supplier Based on the east coast of England in Southend-on-Sea, Ipeco has been designing and building crew seats for the aviation industry since 1972. The company’s seats can be found on executive aircraft, commuter aircraft, commercial jets, and military…

The Deployment of V6 in Styled Product Design

About J3D J3D is an independent consultancy specialising in 3D Design and Imaging services primarily for concept/product development and marketing purposes. They supply modeling/surfacing expertise where styled components are important plus extensive visualisation services, including photo-real stills, animation and interactive…

Management of Company Data with SmarTeam

About Senior Aerospace BWT Senior Aerospace BWT engineerSenior Aerospace BWT is part of Senior plc; the international manufacturing group operating in 11 countries, manufacturing and marketing components and systems for principal OEMs in the worldwide aerospace, automotive and specialised industrial…

Turning Vision Into Reality with Visiocorp PLC

About Visiocorp PLC Visiocorp PLC has recently changed its name from Schefenacker Vision Systems UK Ltd and is a supplier to the automotive industry. Their companies around the globe develop, produce and high-quality products to the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.…

Unique Architecture from Heatherwick Studio

Established in 1994, Heatherwick Studio’s business operates from a studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London and is renowned for its creative and innovative use of engineering principles and materials. Beyond the area of creative design, the company adopts a…

What is Software Licensing and How Does It Work?

What is software licensing? A software licence is a legal entity which gives the user the ability to either use and/or redistribute particular software. The majority of software licenses come in the form of a string of either letters, numbers…

DSLS Uninstallation

1. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program 2. Select DS License Server > Uninstall 3. Click Yes For further information or support, please submit a support ticket.

Creating a Complete Install Folder from Part Downloads of Dassault Systèmes Products

In order to make downloading Dassault Systèmes software easier, often downloads are split into multiple parts. However, in this form it cannot be installed. It is important to never attempt an installation of Dassault Systèmes products from a compressed file (.zip, .7z, .rar,…

3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services

3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services (formerly known as My3DEXPERIENCE) allows CATIA V5 users to access the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at no extra cost*! CATIA V5 customers who are under ALC subscription can now access a unique set of online services for FREE*, connecting all elements of their product…

Software Customisation

CATIA Tools A comprehensive set of utilities, written and implemented across a wide user base. A selection are listed below, all of which can be customised to suit a particular client requirement. Automatic drawing border with revision management (linked to…

Hardware

By combining our PLM application deployment and support knowledge with our systems skills, we are very well placed to fulfil your requirements from an initial implementation, through to the refreshing or expanding your PLM infrastructure systems. Systems hardware is still…

PLM Deployment

Our PLM solutions help customers improve productivity, enhance service/product quality, strengthen stakeholder relationships, resolve challenges and realise opportunities by demonstrating a deep understanding of their businesses, by sharing responsibility for the outcome of delivered solutions and creating sustainable competitive advantages.…

PLM Project Management

Our project management forms part of our PLM delivery process and is a PLM specific version based on the PRINCE 2 methodology. At one level it is used in its entirety by our dedicated project managers to facilitate large scale…

Jaguar Land Rover PLM 2.0

Jaguar Land Rover PLM 2.0 – The Engineering Toolset Introducing the JLR Supplier Program, which has commenced following the alignment of Dassault Systèmes and JLR the Engineering Toolset. The development and implementation of the Engineering Toolset will support JLR with…

Academia

Dassault Systèmes have tailored academic software licensing programs for all of their major software brands including CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA and ENOVIA. These programs are designed to support large academic and research institutions as well as catering for the needs of…

Installing CATIA V5 Documentation

The documentation can be installed on each individual machine or on a shared location e.g. on a server. We recommend that if there are a large number of CATIA users, then installing on a shared location would be best suited.…

Installing CATIA V5

Working within the support team here at TECHNIA, one of the most common problems we see customers face when buying or upgrading CATIA V5 is how to install it. To aid customers we have created an installation guide and some…

Extracting Offline LUM License(s)

Note: This is only for CATIA licenses Solution: 1. Copy & Paste the following link into your Internet Browser: ftp://ftp-ip.com/CATIA/i4_offline_mig_13.zip username: [email protected] password: download_1234 2. Download i4_offline_mig_13.zip and zip it 3. Stop license service (all users will lose licenses currently being used)    …

Enrolling Concurrent LUM License(s)

1. On the machine where the target ID was obtained, start the Basic License Tool (Start > All Programs > License Use Runtime) 2. Click on Products > Enroll > Multiple certificates… 3. Select the license file and click Open 4. Click OK Note: If you…

Enrolling Nodelock DSLS License(s)

Please copy the licences received onto the computer. Note: Do not place in C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\Licenses 1. Create Licenses Folder in  C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes (if this doesn’t already exist). Note: If current licences already exists in the Licences folder, please delete these now. 2. Start >…

BIOVIA

BIOVIA solutions create an unmatched scientific management environment that can help science-driven companies create and connect biological, chemical, and material innovations to improve the way we live.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

PLM – A competitive advantage you can’t afford to overlook Industry leaders use Product Lifecycle Managment (PLM) to speed up and streamline product development processes to increase profitability, free up resources and drive innovation. It’s a competitive advantage that few…

Obtaining System Information

Background The majority of issues may be due to incompatible hardware and/or software. Many people struggle to obtain the required technical information requested. Here at TECHNIA, we hope to make things easier for our customers. How to obtain your system…

Product Data Management (PDM)

Looking for Product Data Management Capability? Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA forms the backbone of your engineering systems. It provides Product Data Management (PDM) for the entire PLM system whilst providing secure interactive links enabling collaboration on an inter-department, inter-company and international level. As…

Rapid Part Search

Looking for Rapid Part Search Capability? Dassault Systèmes EXALEAD starts by learning your data infrastructure and gives you the power of an external www search engine pointed at your own network, servers and file storage systems. It enables you to retain the…

3D Product Documentation

Looking for 3D Product Documentation Capability? Dassault Systèmes CATIA Composer is the ideal product to create detailed and informative product development, manufacturing, training, sales and marketing and service information in a visually stunning and interactive 3D environment. As an integrated solution it…

Digital Manufacturing Simulation

Looking for Digital Manufacturing Capability? Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brings the entire manufacturing process into PLM, allowing process, equipment and people to create a lifelike virtual reality of your manufacturing before resources are committed. Whether used for new or in process operations, DELMIA gives you…

Analysis & Simulation Solutions

Looking for Analysis & Simulation capability? Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA represents the integrated PLM solution to your engineering Analysis & Simulation requirements. Including market leading software for linear and non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the SIMULIA family of products is…

Additive Manufacturing

Print when you are ready to print Introducing a new manufacturing method has its associated cost. It is therefore essential that you fully understand how you will integrate technology and process, upskill your workforce and iron out as many potential…

3D Design Modelling

Looking for 3D Design Modelling Capability? Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA is the world’s engineering and design leading software for product 3D CAD design excellence. CATIA is used to engineer everything from IC’s (integrated circuits) and biological product design all the way…

xCompare

Handle Model Modifications In the context of a global collaborative development process, tools helping engineers to handle their complex engineering data are getting more and more relevant. Consequently, a large variety of questions have to be answered. Do my models…

Value Tools

Improve application QUALITY and PERFORMANCE with the right tools for MONITORING, ANALYSIS, and MAINTENANCE.

TECHNIA Value Components

TECHNIA Value Components (TVC) enhance user productivity, system performance and improve user adoption rates of an ENOVIA/3DEXPERIENCE system. Value Components provide pre-built enhancements to standard ENOVIA functionality, leading to faster and higher returns on PLM investments and at the same…

myPLM

myPLM accelerates the usage of complex CAx environments and helps to manage various releases, license configurations and add-on tools.

From Patent to Product

It takes more than a great idea to be the next big thing. Most large companies manage innovation within their PLM system, an environment that will say stop more often than go. During the product development organizations have to take…

Type3 Artistic CAD/CAM Software

Type3 CAAV5 Based is based upon the Dassault Systèmes Component Application Architecture V5 (CAA) and has been developed in close partnership with the worldwide leader of PLM solutions. It gives CATIA V5 users integrated access to Type3 and considerably increases…

eDrawings

Generate accurate representations of 2D and 3D product designs that anyone can view, mark up, and measure. Collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development by using eDrawings software, the first email-enabled visualization and communication tool that dramatically eases…

ENOVIA for SOLIDWORKS Connector

SolidWorks user? Scared that PLM means giving up PDM? Maintain your current PDM practices with ENOVIA. Keep the look and feel of PDM with the benefits of PLM with the ENOVIA SolidWorks connector. Developed by the same team that created…

Lite3D

3D Enterprise and the Lite3D platform – based on JT – gives all users easy access to complete 3D data. With Lite3D customers establish 3D as an affordable common collaboration language beyond engineering throughout the extended enterprise. Based on a…

TECHNIA Integration Framework

TECHNIA Integration Framework (TIF) is taking PLM integrations for enterprise systems to a whole new level when it comes to configurability and low cost of ownership. Integration Framework will reduce complexity for your enterprise integrations, while bringing flexibility and speed…

DELMIA Ortems

DELMIA Ortems allows manufacturers to synchronize production flow from raw material to finished products with optimized utilization of available resources.

DELMIA Apriso

DELMIA Apriso allows manufacturers to achieve operational excellence by enabling visibility and intelligence, not just within the plant or across the enterprise but also to the extended supply chain.

3 Things We Learned at the TECHNIA PLM Innovation Forum 2018

With delegates from big hitters like Autoliv, Husqvarna, Mölnlycke Healthcare and Meyer Weft, the air at TECHNIAs PLM Innovation Forum was buzzing with smart ideas… and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that didn’t leave the forum feeling excited…

Supply Chain Offerings

Selected large organisations that use CATIA V5 & CATIA V6 as their group engineering platform have created a range of special CATIA configurations for use by their supply-chain. The following list outlines the offers available and the participating companies. If you…

The Industrial Equipment Industry now Focuses on Services, not Products.

Even if you’ve never been on a London bus, you’d recognise one if you saw one. The bright red double-deckers have evolved since the days of the original Routemasters, but they’re still an iconic part of the London cityscape. There…

Marine & Offshore

PLM for Marine & Offshore Both shipbuilding and offshore engineering companies have invested heavily in computer-aided tools and IT to efficiently perform operations, planning and manufacturing. Every discipline has special tools to create drawings, 3D-models, simulations, process charts, project plans,…

Industrial Equipment

Why Choose TECHNIA? Companies in these sectors all have a common objective; to perform well under tight deadlines and increasing competitive pressures. They must continue to reduce costs, compete with overcapacity, and provide more sophisticated solutions in response to the…

Energy, Process & Utility

Get started with PLM today While many energy and utility companies lack a single system for document management, there is also a common issue with highly skilled workers leaving the business, taking invaluable knowledge with them. This puts not only…

High Tech

Out of all industries, the high tech industry might have had the biggest impact on your daily life for the past 50 years. Smartphones, notebooks, computers, cars, stereo equipment – many of those products became an irreplaceable part of our…

What CATIA/DELMIA Version is that file?

Here’s a Little Tip This will let you quickly determine which version of CATIA was used and consequently, which version you should use for your project: – The tip involves adding a new entry to the Windows™ ‘Send To’ menu.…

Transportation & Mobility

Why choose TECHNIA as your PLM partner? At TECHNIA, our mission is to help customers resolve tough business challenges and realise business opportunities. We achieve this by providing our customers with exceptional PLM solutions comprising of software, systems and services,…

Aerospace & Defence

Why choose TECHNIA as your PLM partner? Aerospace continues to be a strong market area for TECHNIA, as we support leading OEMs and Tier 1 companies in their use and development of PLM. TECHNIA are not only experienced in developing…

Pharmaceutical & Biotech

The challenges in the Pharmaceutical industry are well known. Companies must reduce time to market, streamline processes, increase revenues and cut cost whilst at the same time meeting regulatory demands. These challenges may appear daunting, but they can be dealt with effectively.…

Medical Device

Further Benefits of PLM for the Medical Device Industry Speed compliance process by integrating regulations into product development (design for compliance) and e-submission Increase business agility by streamlining design collaboration and managing team activities to be in line with project…

Life Sciences

Why Choose TECHNIA? At TECHNIA, our mission is to help customers resolve tough business challenges and realise business opportunities. We achieve this by providing our customers with exceptional PLM solutions comprising of software, systems and services, for critical business processes.  With…

Top Trends in Electric Vehicle Design (and how to Implement Them)

Until, of course, Ford’s ingenious use of the internal combustion engine, new manufacturing processes and cheap-to-repair designs propelled a luxury item into the mainstream, forever changing the way ordinary people could travel. Fast forward 115 years, and we’re facing that…

5 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a PLM Platform

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Recently, a guy I know needed to buy a new family car for him, his wife, his two children and their dog. His wife was incredibly busy, so he went out to the showroom…

Addnode Group Goes Like a Train and its PLM Division is the Locomotive!

Addnode Group is a listed company that acquires, operates and develops entrepreneurial IT companies that help digitize society. For more than 25 years, Addnode Group has actively contributed to a more sustainable society in which people, companies, authorities, and organizations…

What the Space Race Taught us about Product Lifecycle Management

When the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957, they also triggered a new Cold War battle between the two global powers of the USSR and the USA: The Space Race. No one in human history had been able to put an…

Engineering the Idea, Capturing the Spark

At the conceptual phase of new product development in an established business, a new concept is created to solve a specific problem or fill a particular market requirement. It begins a fairly well defined engineering process, that for the select…

On-Premise or On-Cloud? How to Choose the Right PLM for You

Two Choices: You entrust the package to a courier service with a great track record, which assures you that it will be deposited safely in the new security box by 9am tomorrow morning, and insures the item, just in case…

Consumer Services

A tailored PLM system will help you handle complex variations so that you can develop and manage an agile, customised assortment – from idea to finished solution in one common, practical tool.

Consumer Packaged Goods

As an experienced manufacturer in this segment, you know all about the consequences of short product lifespan and consumers making fast decisions. Here, one of the biggest challenges is the frequent replacement of products leading to lack of brand loyalty.…

Apparel

Fluctuating seasonal trends and high customer demands, as well as strict national and international regulation regarding quality, safety, and sustainability – when operating within the Apparel segment, you are well aware of these challenges.

Retail

CUT THROUGH THE NOISE WITH PLM Retail business is about selling small quantities directly to the end consumer, who intends to use or consume the product. The single point of purchase could be a retail store, an Internet shopping website,…

DELMIA

DELMIA is the Digital Manufacturing and Production Solution from Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, optimising production systems and processes.

Keeping up with Changing Customer Behavior

In just a few years, the Consumer & Retail industry has undergone nothing short of a paradigm shift. At the same time as e-commerce groups like Amazon continue to eat up the market share of the more traditional retailers –…

Team TECHNIA Benelux Trip to Addnode India Office

September is the time of the year when the best climate and festivity come together at India’s most livable city (according to the Ease of Living Index report released by Union housing and urban affairs ministry of India). During this…

Construction

A PLM-solution from TECHNIA deals with all these problems, and we have the cases to prove it. Through us, your company will not only become more effective, more competitive and more profitable, but also be able to meet the demands…

MacGregor

Every detail is critical at MacGregor Requirements on safety and durability are strict on marine cargo cranes. A typical crane is mounted 20 meters above the ship deck and has a lifting capacity of more than 40 tons on outreach…

Orion

Why reinvent the wheel? Orion looked for ways to adapt to market changes by increasing efficiency, flexibility in partnerships and networks, exact product launch control, and facilitating regulatory compliance. Life sciences market is strictly regulated with high demands for transparency,…

Outotec

Brings system usability to the next level Outotec is a Finnish manufacturer of minerals and metals processing. Henri Syrjäläinen, Senior Specialist­ Engineering & PDM Applications, responsible for the ENOVIA development and support at Outotec, says: “With ENOVIA on a mobile…

ESS

In general, spallation is a process in which fragments of material (spall) are ejected from a body due to impact or stress. In nuclear physics, spallation is the process in which a heavy nucleus emits a large number of neutrons…

Kleven

PLM system for advanced design projects Norwegian vessel builder Kleven, with sales of approximately NOK 3 billion, is an industrial system integrator. The company works closely with subcontractors when constructing and building sophisticated special vessels. To enhance the efficiency of…

Haglöfs

TECHNIA tools for improved efficiency Haglöfs invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system in 2006, as one part of their strategic plan to enable their future expansion. The selected partner on this journey was TECHNIA, one of the leading PLM solution providers in Europe…

William Demant Holding Group

We realized that we needed a unified platform The business area comprises six independent companies that all previously had individual systems, which was not optimal. To have complete support for the entire product development process, the company switched to PLM…

APM

ENOVIA bridging the gap Swedish APM August Pettersson AB, a control fixtures maker with the majority of its clients in the automotive industry, used to keep all of its records and 3D Computer Aided Designs (CADs) in a file system…

Data Respons

Data Respons had a problem Data Respons needed to better control its production processes and improve the traceability of changes made to blueprints and other product information documents. “The number of documents involved in making a product can range from…

Growth at Mölnlycke Health Care

To comply with stringent regulation requirements All healthcare companies have to comply with stringent regulation requirements, particularly with respect to patient safety. To be able to meet the requirements, Mölnlycke Health Care has teamed up with TECHNIA since 2001 as…

Kongsberg

Local Hawk “We are going to test how it flies now,” says one of the 20 engineering students participating in Kongsberg Defence Aerospace’s annual project “Local Hawk.” He is one of hundreds of students who applied to participate in the…

FACC

FACC developing complex components In this field, FACC uses software solutions made by TECHNIA PLM and the design software CATIA. Q-Checker ensures the compliance with data quality standards and verifies design guidelines. myPLM considerably simplifies the system maintenance and updating…

ITER

The international project ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) This is intended to demonstrate that the creation of energy through nuclear fusion it is physically and technologically feasible. In 2005, all ITER members – the European Atomic Energy Community, the Russian…

TUI Nordic

Why PLM and why TECHNIA? “PLM is usually associated with the manufacturing industry, not service products. But TECHNIA very quickly understood our needs and showed us the possibilities with PLM in our business,” says Peter Ulwahn, TUI Nordic’s Head of…

Metabo

In order to implement this project, Metabo has called upon the expertise of Karlsruhe-based software company TECHNIA (formerly TechniaTranscat). As part of the implementation phase, the two companies are working together to scrutinize and adapt their processes. The system is…

Aesculap

This has been very well received by clients with up to 350 courses being booked every year – a clear confirmation of the high level of quality. This trend is also growing – with the foundation of the TECHNIA Academy…

EDAG

Vision The developers have christened their concept EDAG Light Car Sharing – an electrically powered car that anyone can rent, but no one has to buy. The car has been designed by development service providers from Fulda, especially for the…

WMF

Challenge One of WMF’s claims is their ability to set themselves apart by offering products that are high-quality and innovative. In line with these core values, the tableware manufacturer emphasizes the design of its products. As most customers perceive the surface and…

Guess

Challenge A listed company, Guess is one of the world’s leading lifestyle suppliers of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The international brand is reflecting the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities in its styles. Operating globally,…

Jula

Challenge Jula specialises in low-cost quality products for the do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiast and professionals alike, ranging from shower curtains to power tools for the home, car or garden. The company’s growth has been staggering, as it doubled its number of…

s.Oliver

“A specific advantage when working with ENOVIA is the usability for the end user. The fact that it is table-oriented like Excel, is practical, especially in the fashion industry, where people are very creative and not as technical,” says Silke…

3CON

Challenge As an international producer of tooling and equipment technology for the automotive industry, 3CON brings high-tech into the automotive production. Establishing branches in Germany, the USA, China and Mexico, the Austrian-based company is increasing its international orientation. Moreover, customer’s demands such as for…

MOG

Maritime Offshore Group (MOG) is a specialist in offshore wind farm projects. To keep up with the increasing demand, MOG needed a solution that scales, too: the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables them to accelerate the delivery of cost-effective wind turbine support designs ready for…

Ford

Challenge Increasing standards in the automotive industry ensure improving car safety, environmental protection as well as general quality of products and production process. Less good, it also slows down and complicates product and production enhancement. To facilitate car design that…

Marshall

Challenge Declaring customer service as well as innovation and creativity as two of their core values, Marshall constantly seeks to innovate. Thus, the independent aerospace and defence company sets about searching for solutions that would allow them to work faster…

DMG MORI

Vision Since 2013, when it comes to additive manufacturing, DMG MORI has been using laser metal deposition welding with a powder nozzle to great success. With the integration of REALIZER’s products, DMG MORI has opened up access to ‘selective laser…

Kiekert

Challenge “Without numerical simulations, companies will no longer be able to develop products profitably in the medium-term. Product requirements are simply becoming ever greater.” notices Ralf Passmann, Simulation Department Manager at TECHNIA. However, physical tests are very time-consuming and complex.…

GE Healthcare

“As the company grows, you cannot afford to have 20 systems but if you have three systems that you work hard on, and integrate them wing to wing, then that’s a prerequisite for the scalability and sustainable business growth”, sums…

Analysis Solutions

CATIA V5 Analysis provides realistic design simulation capability within the CATIA design environment, allowing designers to perform analysis directly on their master reference model in CATIA. Since there is no transfer of geometry, data integrity issues are avoided. The generative…

Contacts: Second-Order Elements (Part 3 of 3)

Here we go.. A quarter symmetric model of two blocks (see Figure 9) was used to highlight the problem. The top part was loaded with 0.25N and the bottom part was fixed at the base, the faces on the symmetry…

Train Maker Stadler Accelerates Innovation

More Complex Products “Our  trains have become more and more complex. We were looking for a tool that supports our work process in a smarter way and fulfills our increased requirements without increased effort,” says Roland Reichlin, project leader at Stadler and a speaker at…

Performance on Remote Locations

Latency Latency is the time it takes for a package to go from one point in the network to another. The size of the latency is connected to the physical distance between the nodes as well as delays in the…

A Step Closer to Reality with SIMULIA

The additive manufacturing has so far been predominantly used in plastic components, now 3D printing is increasingly being used in metallic components for prototyping and serial production. TECHNIA offers special software solutions with the products from Dassault Systèms SIMULIA, which…

Consumer & Retail

To adapt to the latest trends you must be able to rapidly change your products and business processes. This constant flow of products and services is the perfect base for a PLM solution. Make your ideas come to life, and…

DraftSight

DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files. Whether you’re a professional CAD user, student or educator, DraftSight has a support option that’s right for you.

CATIA V5 for Academia

From product and packaging design to electronics and simulation, CATIA is the Swiss knife of industrial design. Once your students know how to use CATIA, they are equipped with the most versatile, industry-agnostic 3D engineering tool, whatever their natural inclination…

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia On Cloud

Requiring no IT support, you can be up and running with 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia on Cloud in as little as 10 minutes. The Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform has revolutionised global industry innovation. Educators and students can adopt the engineering practices…

TruLASER View

TruLASER View projects laser-accurate fabricating information on any 2D or 3D surface. Information from any CAD system can now be laser projected to help streamline production, reduce cycle times, eliminate bottlenecks and improve part quality.

True-Load

It can take weeks for an analyst to match a simple FEA model to measured strain gauge values.  True-Load offers an optimised solution for large structures and mechanisms that allows for multiple strain gauge locations, and it does this over…

Tetra4D

tetra4D offers the widest available set of best-in-class Adobe authorised products for creating and enhancing 3D PDF documents. All tetra4D products are built on the same core technology, depending on the job you’re trying to accomplish, one of these 3D…

TOSCA

The Tosca optimisation suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities.  Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid – as leading technologies for structural optimisation and flow optimisation – offer efficient optimisation based on…

Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM)

SIMULIA’s Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) solution enables product development companies to perform simulation data management as well as test data management to achieve a competitive advantage and maximize investment in simulation technology.

Contacts: Surface to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 2 of 3)

Surface to Surface Contact We will once again be using the example model shown in Figure 6 to highlight the negative effects of poor mesh density selection for contacting parts. Figure 6: example model One method for reducing the negative…

SIMPACK

SIMPACK is a general Multi-Body Simulation Software which is used to aid engineers in the analysis and design of mechanical and mechatronic systems. From initial concept designs, through to production and redesigns, SIMPACK is used to help engineers fully comprehend and optimise systems, vastly…

Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine

Isight and the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) harmonise multiple tools to create a simple, yet powerful, simulation workflow which automatically links processes and software applications in an optimised system which has the added benefit of utilising a distributed processing…

fe-safe

fe-safe is the powerful and easy-to-use fatigue post-processor for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), using proven techniques to accurately determine the fatigue life of metal components under complex cyclic loading.

CATIA V5 Analysis

CATIA Analysis provides simulation capability within the design environment, allowing engineers to perform analysis directly on their CATIA models.  Since there is no transfer of geometry, data integrity issues are avoided and design/analysis iterations can be performed rapidly from simple…

Abaqus for SOLIDWORKS

As a SOLIDWORKS Simulation user, you might find that you have an increasing need for advanced simulation capabilities. If you are considering topology optimisation, working with complex material behaviour, and want to better understand the nonlinearity issues you may face,…

Abaqus for CATIA

Abaqus for CATIA takes the existing functionality of Abaqus Standard and integrates this within the CATIA environment. The result is advanced functionality that extends beyond the CATIA analysis tools, working on native CATIA data within the standard CATIA interface. Abaqus…

Abaqus Unified FEA

The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications.

SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE

SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE uniquely provides capabilities that are based upon the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) market leading Abaqus technology, including such technologies as high-performance visualisation of very large models.

RAMSIS

RAMSIS is the world-leading 3D-CAD-ergonomics tool, designed in collaboration with the German automobile industry for the ergonomic development of vehicles and cockpits.

Q-Checker

The Q-Checker product family covers the complete development process, internally as well as for external suppliers.

Publish 3D

Publish 3D is a 3D PDF publishing solution for designers using CATIA, Creo, NX or for engineers wanting to extend the use of their JT data to create interactive 3D documentation. Publish 3D solutions are based on the original Adobe and vendor…

IMS Software

IMS Software (IMSPost, IMSverify & IMSce) adds a new level of detail to your manufacturing processes that encompass complex numerical control (NC) machining.

How to Buy

TECHNIA are proud to be a Dassault Systèmes Platinum partner. With over 30 years’ experience, more than 6000 Customers worldwide and world-class knowledge in PLM & Intelligent Engineering, we work together as an extension of your team to create an exceptional…

Analysis of Composite Materials with Abaqus

Analysis of Composite Materials with Abaqus Start Date Days Location Comments Select Sorry, no sessions are currently scheduled for this course. Please contact us to arrange a suitable training date. Enquire Now Duration: 3 days Course Objective: Composite materials are used…

GeomCaliper

GeomCaliper is an innovative tool that facilitates measurement and checking of thickness on 3D models within CATIA V5 and Pro-Engineer. GeomCaliper enables acceleration of the design review process for manufacturability.

EXALEAD

Rely on EXALEAD to search, discover, and manage your information assets. Why? For faster, smarter decision-making, real-time unified data access, and improved productivity.

ENOVIA VPLM

ENOVIA VPLM provides a complete set of integrated solutions for virtual product modelling, lifecycle management, and decision support for companies making complex, high-value products.

ENOVIA V6

The ENOVIA V6 portfolio offers industry solutions for the enterprise and small to mid-market. ENOVIA is easy to acquire, quick to learn and effortless to master.

ENOVIA SmarTeam

ENOVIA SmarTeam is a Product Data Management (PDM) solution that enables organisations to manage and collaborate on product information. Data is accessible across multiple disciplines, both throughout an enterprise and across a supply chain.

ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE

Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, ENOVIA is the PLM system that enables your innovators to benefit from the true rewards of collaboration.

DELMIA PLM Express

Delivered in four role-based domains, DELMIA PLM Express allows small and medium-sized manufacturers to take the first steps towards PLM.

DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE

DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE enables manufacturers to create digital models that virtually simulate products, processes, and factory operations.

CAVA

CAVA helps to validate the compliance of your vehicle design and architecture to international rules, norms and standards during the entire design process. “CATIA – Automotive Extensions Vehicle Architecture” (CAVA) came as a result of a joint project by TECHNIA and several German car manufacturers. International rules, norms and…

CATIA V6

Designed to operate on a PLM 2.0 platform, CATIA V6 is a 3D collaborative solution linking designers and non-CAD specialists. Note, the CATIA Portfolio has been rebranded, with the latest V6 release now being referred to as CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE.

CATIA V5 PLM Express

CATIA V5 PLM Express contains ‘configuration bundles’ that are mapped to industry and job-related needs. The configurations allow customers to easily define a solution that matches their business needs and provide a more economic route rather than selecting each separate…

CATIA V5 Configurations

CATIA V5-6R2018 drives higher Design excellence – With this latest release, the benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform become accessible for true V5-V6 seamless collaboration.

Web-based Learning Solutions

CATIA V5 Web-based Learning Solutions (WLS) is an easy-to-use learning and support system. It provides all the required information and training in one source for maximum assured productivity of the user community.

Shape Design & Styling

CATIA V5 offers highly intuitive tools to easily create, validate and modify any type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

Product Synthesis Solutions

Get it right first time! The extensive range of tools provided with the CATIA V5 Product Synthesis Solution set provides easy automation and validation of design and manufacturing data. This also allows for the effective capture and reuse of corporate…

Mechanical Design Solutions

CATIA – Mechanical Design Solutions provides products for intuitive specification driven modeling for Solid, Hybrid and Sheet Metal Part design, Assembly design and Integrated Drafting.

Machining

CATIA V5 Machining surpasses all the existing industry proven suites of NC Manufacturing applications. CATIA V5 Machining delivers best-in-class products and solutions that enable manufacturing industries to plan, detail, simulate and optimize their machining activities to build better products.

Infrastructure Solutions

CATIA V5 provides a fully scalable platform for collaborative product creation and product data management. V5 breakthrough architecture delivers advanced design control for state-of-the-art engineering. Based on breath-taking technology and open to industry standards, CATIA V5 Infrastructure provides a uniquely…

SIMULIA

SIMULIA makes virtual testing a standard business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. The SIMULIA product portfolio offers the most up-to-date and advanced simulation products, including Abaqus FEA, Isight, fe-safe and Tosca.

ENOVIA

Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, ENOVIA is the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software that enables your innovators to benefit from the true rewards of collaboration. Easy to acquire, quick to learn and effortless to master, ENOVIA is reliable and robust enough to manage even…

Equipment & Systems Engineering

CATIA V5 Equipment and Systems Solutions provides a set of products allowing simultaneous design and integration of electrical, fluid and mechanical systems within a 3D digital mock-up while optimizing space allocation. It includes products for optimizing plant layouts, creation of…

CAA-RADE

CAA-RADE product portfolio provides the most complete set of tools, guides and APIs that supports the development process, from the initial product definition to the final product packaging. Deploying PLM necessitates that the specific needs of a company will further…

CATIA V5

CATIA V5 (Version 5) is primarily a CAD software used for parametric and non-parametric modelling. It is capable of working alongside products with different brands. CATIA V5 is modular, meaning customers can buy as much or as little functionality as required. There are…

CATIA Rental Solutions

Investment in software is often an expenditure that can affect cash flow significantly. TECHNIA are pleased to offer an official Dassault Systèmes sponsored PLM Solutions software rental program, available for periods of between 3 and 12 months. TECHNIA have collaborated with…

CATIA Engineering Excellence

The CATIA Engineering Excellence offer brings together a large set of CATIA V5 applications, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, allowing improved collaboration alongside strong CAD management capabilities. CATIA Engineering Excellence contains three packages to get you ready for CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE.

CATIA Composer

Improve the way you create, update, and distribute product information with CATIA Composer. CATIA Composer intelligently encourages accurate reuse of 3D product data for all business departments including manufacturing, service, support, marketing, training and sales.

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE provides a lean and intuitive environment for all design and engineering activities. The CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Processes Portfolio contains over 50 Roles which support User Experiences in Design/Styling, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Fluids Engineering, Multi-Discipline Engineering and Systems Engineering.

CATIA

CATIA offers a complete engineering toolset within a single working environment. Products for disciplines as diverse as Composites and Electrical design sit side by side with traditional solids, surfacing and drafting workbenches within a seamless and consistent user interface.

3DEXPERIENCE PLM Collaboration Services

3DEXPERIENCE PLM Collaboration Services (also known as Power’By) makes it possible to natively manage SOLIDWORKS, CATIA V5, and other xCAD data in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform (On-Cloud or On-Premise). Benefit from the performance & flexibility of ‘V6 Style’ assembly management, get direct access to the…

3DEXPERIENCE Platform On Premise

The 3DEXPERIENCE On Premise deployment allows your business to install the platform on your own server(s), while retaining the ability to grant access via the internet to remote users. This provides maximum flexibility for customers with their own IT resources. If…

3DEXPERIENCE Platform On Cloud

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform On Cloud unifies the user experience for all processes and industries by expanding on capabilities already available on the V6 architecture. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on public cloud to provide increased flexibility and fast deployment, all services and support…

3DEXPERIENCE

Combining the key applications from the Dassault Systèmes software brands, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a simple, unified PLM environment. The architecture means that product data can be transferred seamlessly between all applications, providing the user with a single, easy-to-use interface.

Remove the Hassle of Managing Your Own License Server with Dassault Systèmes Hosted Licenses

What are the Benefits? No need to have your own physical server to host licenses, allowing entirely virtualized server infrastructure if required No need to use IT staff’s time enrolling licenses and renewals (and the downtime if they forget!) Dassault…

Updating DSLS Licence Server Utility

The DSLS licence server utility will only allow you to use the same version of CATIA or lower. If you are using CATIA V5-6R2015 and also have DSLS Licence Server R2014x then CATIA will not be able to obtain a…

Obtaining License Usage Logs

Download Files: Download link: https://ftp.transcat-plm.com/pub/tools/LicenceLogCMD.zip Prerequisites Some settings will need to be changed so that All Events can be obtained. 1. On the licence server hosting the LUM licences stop the licence service. Start > Type “services.msc” in the search box.…

Obtaining a MAC Address

Background Most machines today have multiple network adapters; Ethernet (LAN), Wireless & Bluetooth. All three will have their own MAC address to identify them which is unique for that single physical product. Some servers may also host multiple Ethernet adapters…

Obtaining a LUM Target ID

Background It is compatible with supplying CATIA V5 R18, R19, R20, R21 and R22. The licence itself can be CONCURRENT (server based) or NODELOCKED (local machine based). The licence file is generated using a unique key called the Target ID,…

LUM Installation & Client/Server Configuration

Download Files: Download link:  LUM 4.6.8.15 (64bit): https://ftp.transcat-plm.com/pub/tools/arkwin64_468FP15.zip LUM 4.6.8.15 (32bit): https://ftp.transcat-plm.com/pub/tools/runtime(32-bit).zip LUM 4.6.8: https://ftp.transcat-plm.com/pub/tools/arkwin468.exe Installation Please install the IBM LUM application on the server intended to host the licenses AND the client(s) intended to use the license(s). Please ensure the user is…

Using LUM with CATIA V5 R21 & R22

1. Go to Start > right click on Computer > select Properties 2. On the right of Computer Properties Dialog box, select Advanced System Settings 3. Select Environment Variables… in the dialog box 4. In the Environment Variables dialog box,…

Extracting Offline DSLS License(s)

1. Start > All Programs > CATIA (or CATIA PLM Express)> Tools > Nodelock Key Management (DSLS) V5-6R20XX 2. Click Offline Management Tab 3. Click the RefreshList button 4. Select the licence off the list you wish to check out…

Enrolling Nodelock LUM License(s)

Please copy the licences received onto the computer 1. Go to C:ProgramDataIBMLUM 2. Rename NODELOCK to NODELOCK.bak (if NODELOCK file is missing then ignore this step). 3. Go to Start > All Programs > CATIA > Tools > Nodelock Key…

Enrolling Concurrent DSLS License(s)

1. If you haven’t already, install the DS License Server tool. 2. Once installed go to Start > Programs > DS License Server > License Administration Tool. 3. Select your server and click the Connect icon. Note: The server will become…

Obtaining a DSLS PC-ID

Background The licence itself can be CONCURRENT (server based) or NODELOCKED (local machine based). The licence file is generated using a unique key called the PC-ID, which is derived from the MAC address of the physical network adapter. In order…

Dassault Systèmes License Server (DSLS) Installation

Download Files: Download link: https://ftp.transcat-plm.com/pub/tools/DSLS.msi Installation Please install the DSLS application on the server intended to host the licences. 1. Run DSLS.msi – Click Next 2. Click Next 3. Click Next 4. Click Install Configuration 1. Type in the hostname of…

Using DSLS with CATIA V5 R19 & R20

In order to use DSLS type of license with CATIA R19 & R20 (R18 and below are not supported) you must have the following installed as a prerequisite: CATIA V5R19; Service Pack 9; Hot Fix 96 CATIA V5R20; Service Pack…

Configuring DSLS Client

1. Ensure a Dassault Systèmes product is installed (e.g CATIA V5) 2. Browse to C:ProgramDataDassaultSystemesLicenses NOTE: If the “Licenses” folder does not exist, browse to C:ProgramDataDassaultSystemes and create a NEW FOLDER called “Licenses”. 3. Inside the Licenses folder, open DSLicSrv.txt…

Licensing FAQ

What is software licensing? A software licence is a legal entity which gives the user the ability to either use and/or redistribute particular software. The majority of software licenses come in the form of a string of either letters, numbers…

2K Manufacturing

Challenge “Our mission is to bring cutting-edge engineering to bear in the harmonization of construction and the environment.”  – with that mission statement in mind, 2K Manufacturing came up with the idea of how to convert recycled plastic into a plywood…

The One Question Every Business Leader Must Ask About Industry 4.0

February 9, 2017 A perspective on Industry 4.0 There are several views of Industry 4.0.  All say that change is on the way, some say the roots of change have been with us for a number of years and that…

STEP File (.STP/.STEP) Not Importing All the Data Wanted

November 30, 2016 STEP files commonly have the file extension .stp or .step and can usually be renamed to one or the other when the CAD system only recognises one or the other. The problem users face with STEP files…

Has Industry 4.0 already arrived?

December 1, 2016 It’ll connect fantastic new devices (that will need to be conceived, designed and developed) from every aspect of life to create a world that’s integrated, awash with data, connected and filled by digitised, optimised and automated factories…

Engineering’s Great Escape

December 14, 2016 Engineering is the business. Engineering has undergone an amazing transformation during its’ escape from the shop floor, oily rag perception of not that many years ago. Driven by industry wide enthusiasm for Big Data, Industry 4.0, The…

Post-Processing with Abaqus/CAE: First Results

August 30, 2016 The following video provides a basic insight into how these different tools can be used.

How to Create a Slide (Enhanced Scene) in CATIA V6

September 14, 2016 One of these tools is the Enhanced Scene function in CATIA V5, it is now called Scene in CATIA V6. Please see below how this can be created. Stay tuned and visit our blog to learn how…

Dassault Systemes Software: Graphics Card Not Part of a Certified Configuration Warning

September 20, 2016 If you are receiving a warning that informs you that you are using a graphics card which is not part of any certified configuration, there are two things that could be wrong: The Graphics Card itself is…

Which CATIA Releases Will Your License Let You Use?

October 4, 2016 How do you know which releases of CATIA your current licenses will let you use? In order to use a certain release of CATIA, the max release date must be from the same year as the release…

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

October 11, 2016 Fortunately, technological developments in computers have enabled software to perform even better and to have much simpler interfaces for users to perform their tasks. In the case of CFD used for industrial applications, this means that it…

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

October 18, 2016 Different contours can be plotted from the Plot floating bar. Post processing options include History Output graphs, Cutting Planes, Spectrum Colours definition, Stream Line creation and definition, among others. From the View tab, set the view mode…

Guest Blog: How Can You Ensure Your Product’s Manufacturability?

November 7, 2016 What are the key challenges facing manufacturers today? It is a time when companies are under constant time-to-market pressures and when keeping up with the pace of the competition is an everyday concern. We live in a…

Goodwood Festival Of Speed: 25th June 2016

June 28, 2016 The Goodwood festival of speed plays host to a variety of music artists, movie stars, and the greatest personalities involved in motorsport, including current and former Formula 1 (among other world class categories) pilots and World Champions.The…

Installing Abaqus Subroutines

July 5, 2016 In the following example, MS Visual Studio 2010 Professional and Intel Parallel Studio XE Composer editions were both installed. The install is correct for Abaqus 6.14-2, please adjust Step 3 for your applicable application version. Please see…

Equivalent, Fake or Override Mass in CATIA V5

July 7, 2016 CATIA does this by tricking the part into believing that it is only 1m³ in volume and then applies a density, thus tricking the mass into thinking it is the same as the density. The steps are…

Creating a new part in Abaqus/CAE

July 12, 2016 1) Launch Abaqus/CAE 2) Select the Model Database to Build (Typically Standard/Explicit) 3) Select the Create Part icon in the CAE window 4) In the pop up box, specify the name of the part if required and…

Winning the Cranfield MBA Regatta 2016

August 2, 2016 Expanding on from the automotive and motorsport fields, let’s consider other arenas, such as boats. Most vehicles (whether aerial, terrestrial, or marine) are very similar in many senses, but have distinctive characteristics associated to their mediums that…

Updating CAT Settings for Multiple Versions of CATIA

August 10, 2016 By default, CATIA will create a CATSettings folder which is shared between all versions of CATIA on the same machine. Often there can be issues with CATIA and licensing. This is because the latest version of CATIA will…

Analysis for Engineers: Structural Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE

August 17, 2016 Despite this, many engineers feel overwhelmed by the concept of running analysis. Analysis is still perceived as a highly specialised field, with many things that can and probably will go wrong for beginners. There are tons of widely…

Use CATIA V5 FEA (GPS/GAS) more Efficiently by Creating Templates

August 23, 2016 For most companies, parts can be very similar with the way they are loaded. In this instance, a templated .CATAnalysis file can be created. We can even go one step further and put in a check which…

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

Your SOLIDWORKS data is valuable to your entire organisation. By providing access to all stakeholders, that data can help create a more collaborative environment for enhanced product innovation. This eBook describes the benefits of moving from a CAD-focused PDM to PLM capabilities using…

Creating Catalogues in CATIA V5

May 24, 2016 The video below will explore how to create catalogues of standard parts, etc. using two methods: Manually inserting individual parts into a catalogue Using a design table to quickly insert multiple configurations of a single part into…

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…

CATIA V5: On-Screen Model Manipulation

May 31, 2016 In CATIA V5, the mouse (or a Space Mouse, if used) can be used to control the position, orientation and zoom level of a model – and allows a great degree of control. Whilst for most situations…

Is it Time to Consider Additive Manufacturing?

June 2, 2016 Is it time to consider Additive Manufacturing (AM) as part of your Intelligent Engineering systems? I find myself in an interesting position, marketing for a leading powertrain engineering consultancy and a PLM and engineering services provider. On one…

Using General Contact in Abaqus/CAE

June 7, 2016 Both are forms of interactions in Abaqus/CAE. Abaqus General Contact was not always available in both Standard and Explicit solvers. They were initially available in Abaqus/Explicit then introduced to Abaqus/Standard from release 6.8-EF in November 2008. It…

Experience the Best – Any Process, Any Industry

June 9, 2016 When you are up against strong competition you don’t have to be limited to what you know Part of the philosophy of Intelligent Engineering is to constantly seek out and implement best practice. The interesting thing is…

ENOVIA SmarTeam Web Editor Workflow License Usage

June 21, 2016 The standard Dassault Systèmes answer is as follows; To disable the Workflow functionality for the users who do not use Workflow, you can create an override in the System Configuration Editor Tool that restricts this  functionality for all users or…

SIMULIA Abaqus/CAE: Recording Macros

June 23, 2016 Python scripts let you accomplish tasks in Abaqus that would be time consuming, using a script you can automate a repetitive task, or even vary parameters of a simulation as part of an optimization study. This step…

DSLS Licences on Windows XP

April 5, 2016 For example if you are using CATIA R19 and would like to obtain a DSLS licence from the licence server, then you will need to add the following environment variable. This environment variable will allow the machine…

CATIA V5: Part Jumping When Being Moved by Compass

April 12, 2016 This behaviour is often the result of leaving one of the increment boxes populated within the Parameters for Compass Manipulation dialog, as shown below: In the example shown above, the part will appear to jump when moved…

Proud Winners of NASA’s Sky For All Challenge

April 14, 2016 Earlier this year, NASA announced a challenge through the HeroX portal; a website designed to connect a worldwide community of innovators to global challenges. The aim of the challenge was to assist NASA’s Safe Autonomous Operations Systems…

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

April 26, 2016 CATIA is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite which allows users to create parametric and non-parametric models. We go into more detail about this in our What Is CATIA? blog post. As with any software, as time goes…

CATIA V5: Comparison of Old and New Versions of Model Geometry

May 3, 2016 This can be really useful for determining how the geometry of a model has changed; for example, in the situation where a newer version of CATIA file is supplied from a customer but with no specific details…

Downloading and Installing Hot Fixes

May 12, 2016 Do you need a hot fix to be installed for your CATIA to work? Sometimes there are a few critical problems within the CATIA software. A hot fix is a software maintenance package containing fixes for a small…

CATIA V5 Hints & Tips: Dimension Leader

May 17, 2016 In 2D Drafting, after creating dimensions it is possible to manipulate the leaders. When selecting the dimension that have been created, some white squares appear at the leader ends. These can be dragged by clicking the left…

CATIA V5: Propagation of Broken and Breakout Specifications

February 4, 2016 In order to propagate the broken/breakout view definition perform the following: Go to Tools > Options > Mechanical Design > Drafting > Layout > View Creation and then select Propagation of broken and breakout specifications. Figure 1:…

Problems With Your CATIA V6 Connection?

February 10, 2016 Are you having problems with your CATIA V6 connection? Maybe your internet connection is not reliable or perhaps you are located at a remote location to the server. There can be issues when it comes to saving your…

CATIA V5-6R2016 Now Available!

February 17, 2016 Good news, it is officially 2016 now that CATIA V5-6R2016 (or as I like to call it CATIA V5R26) is now available for download! It comes packed with a few neat tricks too. To take a look…

Evaluating the Change: Form, Fit and Function (FFF)

March 2, 2016 During the design process, Engineers regularly have to decide on whether a new part or change meets the Form, Fit and Functional requirements. This methodology concerns both design and BOM components. In order to determine whether to…

Creating Multiple Points in CATIA V5 using Microsoft Excel

March 16, 2016 So how does it work? Within the installation directory of CATIA V5 lurks a Microsoft Excel file which contains some fancy macros pre-configured for you. The file itself is called: “GSD_PointSplineLoftFromExcel.xls” And can be found (for a…

CATIA V5: Performance Issues When Moving Parts in Large Assemblies

March 22, 2016 In certain cases, the screen will appear to have frozen, and any further movement of the mouse doesn’t seem to have any effect – after a short period, the screen will become active again and the part…

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

March 24, 2016 Last week my colleague picked up her new car. The excited discussions that followed, as the car’s features were discussed, did not focus on the efficient yet responsive engine, the sleek and dynamic lines of its bodywork…

Hiding Derived Reps in a Review Slide for Exploded Views in Drawings

March 29, 2016 There is an alternative method which can be used (detailed below), however this method offers one drawback. You can only explode the child parts before any machining operations, i.e. what they look like outside the derived rep, meaning…

CATIA V6: Product Tree Reordering

March 31, 2016 Within the Assembly Design workbench in CATIA V6, there initially doesn’t appear to be a way of reordering the Product tree. The Tree Reordering icon is missing from the toolbars, and it appears that the only way…

Generative Sheet Metal Design WALL Vs Aerospace Sheet Metal Design WEB

January 12, 2016 Background There are four Sheet Metal design workbenches available in CATIA V5; Sheet Metal Design, Generative Sheet Metal Design, Sheet Metal Production and Aerospace Sheet Metal Design. Sheet Metal Design is primarily used to modify sheet metal…

SIMULIA Abaqus 2016 Installation Guide

January 15, 2016 DOWNLOAD THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION GUIDE Some of you may be aware or even have been anticipating the arrival of SIMULIA 2016 suite of applications. Now that it is here, to get it up and running can be…

CATIA V5 Hints & Tips: 3D Annotations

January 26, 2016 Annotations can be made to a 3D part through, for example, the Text with Leader tool, within the Part Design workbench Annotations toolbar. Additionally, these can be viewed parallel to the screen by going to their Properties…

Contacts: Node to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 1 of 3)

Interaction Set Ups This article is the first in a short series of contact themed blogs which are aimed at helping you understand the consequences of different interaction set-ups. The blogs cover node to surface and surface to surface contacts. This blog starts with…

XFileV5

In the global development process, data exchange is getting more important every day. Complex file sets are sent from cooperating development departments to other companies worldwide.

Profiler

TECHNIA’s Profiler allows you to troubleshoot 3DEXPERIENCE performance and review implementations. Helping you to focus development effort where it is most effective.

Schema Tool

Working with schema data in ENOVIA can be hard and your options are limited to using unsupported tools, cumbersome excel files, and other sources which are often out of sync and leave plenty of room for error. Luckily, TECHNIA faced…

Platform Intelligence with Server Monitor and Elastic Stack

Proactively detect health problems of your 3DEXPERIENCE system to guarantee availability and smooth operations. Understand how the platform is used and spend effort where it brings most value.

ENOVIA & Creo Integration

ESPI-Interface ENOVIA SmarTeam – Creo Integration is a product for data administration of Creo data in ENOVIA SmarTeam.

TEE – Your First Step Into PLM

TECHNIA Engineering Experience (TEE) is 25 years of our experience with technical complexities, transformed into a simple solution based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

myPLM Add-ons

With myPLM add-ons, you can expand the functionality of myPLM and simplify the usage of your CAx-environments.

JT Consulting

TECHNIA has more than 10 years experience in JT development, services and consulting.

LiteCar

Throughout the development stage, new car design must comply with legislation and guidelines in the countries where they are licensed. LiteCar ensures the compliance of the vehicle geometry with these rules and regulations. Typical international standards, such as GTR or…

LiteImage

With LiteImage you can capture an image of a JT model or assembly (PLMXML, STEP AP242 XML). The captured image is saved in PNG format. This lightweight command line utility can be used in different ways to create pictures: on…

LiteMachine

LiteMachine performs an automatic feature and color detection and groups the operations for NC programming. With the analysis of the 3D CAD model machining objects, e.g. drilling or pocket types are identified separately for drilling and milling operations and stored…

LiteProperties

This function is part of LiteBox3D Desktop Pro but is also available as a standalone command line utility. Therefore, properties of JT models can be edited interactively or in batch mode.

Lite3DHTML

3DHTML is a proprietary data format of TECHNIA, which is basically an HTML document containing tesselated geometry, a structure tree, PMIs and metadata of a 3D model. There is also functionality for viewing embedded into the document. 3DHTML can be…

LiteBox3D Web Viewer

LiteBox3D Web Viewer is an easy to use JT viewer, based on the specification of the JT ISO 14306:2012 standard. It is equipped with powerful APIs that allow easy integration in any browser-based application.

LiteBox3D Desktop Viewer

LiteBox3D is an easy to use JT viewer, based on the specification of the JT ISO standard. Moreover PLMXML, STEP AP242 XML and TIFF files are supported.

LiteDrop

LiteDrop is a process application based on the TECHNIA JT viewer LiteBox3D.

LiteComply

LiteComply checks whether the JT models are compliant with the development policies of customers regarding geometry, structure and methodology. Thereby meeting the requirements for the follow-up processes.

CAVA Manikin

Within the sphere of ergonomics, SAE Standards specify a two-dimensional test dummy, for use in determining the various passenger positions. The dummy can be positioned according to the many different options relating to the geometric guidelines or specifications for the…

CAVA Safety

CAVA Safety provides the user with CAVA features, which calculate these areas and create these as CAVA geometry within CATIA. This informs the constructor of the critical areas early on in the process. As with all CAVA features, there is…

CAVA Vision

There is a wide range of requirements for vehicle construction with which manufacturers have to comply which relate to the driver’s direct and indirect vision, the latter via the rearview mirror. In CAVA VISION these tasks are covered by a…

CAVA Tools

CAVA Tools is a collection of CAVA functions that is only available in the CAVA All bundle but none of the single products.

CAVA Wiper

The geometry of the windshield wipers is not subject to legislation. However, the area to be wiped must fulfill certain standards. With CAVA Wiper, the user can simulate the geometry of the wipers and so determine the wiped area on the…

CAVA OVA

At the start of the design process – the Vehicle Concept phase – usually, no detailed geometry for the vehicle is present. The definitive vehicle parameters, such as dimensions, seat positions, etc., are still subject to alteration. In order to…

Q-PLM

Q-PLM technology is based on TECHNIA’s tremendous experience of integrating Q-Checker with an extensive list of PDM systems, including Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA SmarTeam, ENOVIA MatrixOne, and data exchange servers such as OpenDXM, TRUfusion and SWAN.

Q-Monitor

Q-Monitor makes Product Data Quality (PDQ) visible throughout the entire process chain, providing results that reflect either the current status or data quality over time.

Mobile Access

Access all your important ENOVIA data, when you want it, where you want it. TECHNIA’s Mobile Access allows you to work with ENOVIA data from the convenience of your mobile device with a fun interactive interface.

File Manager

TECHNIA’s File Manager takes all the guesswork out of file management in ENOVIA. File Manager keeps track of your files, and ensures redundant data is eliminated. Making your users faster and your quality high.

Personal Browser

Unplug… take your data wherever you go! TECHNIA’s Personal Browser Component expands the reach of ENOVIA information by making it available offline. Users can refer to product information, engineering requirements, and documents regardless of where they are or how they…

Graphical Reporting

TECHNIA’s Graphical Reporting module allows you to view your data in an immersive visual interface, allowing you to quickly find data or make key decisions based on accurate and real-time reports.

XBOM Manager

The XBOM Manager module delivers advanced baseline capabilities that can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, the handling of as manufactured, as delivered and as maintained structures.

Grid Browser

TECHNIA’s Grid Browser module allows you to aggregate, compare, and edit hundreds of complex data and relationships objects in a single view. The Grid Browser allows you to save thousands of clicks and time opening windows. Lay your data out…

MCAD Optimizer

The MCAD Optimizer Component enhances the usability of MCAD integrations based on the ENOVIA Integration Exchange Framework (IEF). This is achieved by simplifying the GUI and reducing the number of dialog windows and mouse-clicks.

Report Generator

TECHNIA’s Report Generator lets you get the most out of your ENOVIA implementation. By providing the tools to extract and format defined reports, you can make clear decisions and be sure that everyone has access to the latest data.

Structure Browser

The Structure Browser Component enhances the ENOVIA standard interface by providing a fully interactive visual representation of any structures and a flat list of items.

VDAFS

The VDA surface interface (VDAFS) is a neutral CAD interface which permits the interchange of 3D geometries between different CAD systems.

End of Support for Windows 7 and 8 announced with Next Release of 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

No Windows 7 and 8 Support for new 3DEXPERIENCE Releases Dassault Systèmes have announced that the next release of 3DEXPERIENCE (R2019x) will not support Windows 7 and 8. Primarily this concerns Public Cloud customers, for whom the upgrade to 2019x will be…

Intrinsys and TECHNIA – 1 Year on

A First Conclusion But how has the journey fared? Has it met our expectations? Here’s the vision our CEO, Jonas Gejer, had at the birth of this pivotal power move: “The combination of Intrinsys and TECHNIA will form the clear…

Addnode Group goes like a train and its PLM division is the locomotive!

Addnode Group is a listed company that acquires, operates and develops entrepreneurial IT companies that help digitize society. For more than 25 years, Addnode Group has actively contributed to a more sustainable society in which people, companies, authorities and organizations…

Alternative to Dynamic Sectioning (CATIA V5) or Visualization Sectioning (CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE)

Additional Functionality In CATIA V5 the Dynamic Sectioning tool is very useful, but equally very limiting. This functionality has been vastly improved in 3DEXPERIENCE and now takes on the name “Visualization Sectioning”. Users are able to create sections in the Part Design workbench/app, however…

Resurrecting an Isolated Surface in CATIA using Formula Editor

Rebuild Formula in CATIA Did you know that in CATIA, isolated/dumb geometries can actually be rebuilt? The following example will demonstrate the Formula Editor functionality within CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE, but the process is identical in CATIA V5. Dumb/isolated geometry in CATIA is denoted by…

Be the Change Before it Changes You

Digitalization is in all its Glory, but there are Drawbacks to it Unless you’re able to expertly handle the deluge of information that’s literally flooding us from all corners, it’s easy to drown in it all. And that costs you…

Microsoft Windows 10 Compatibility with 3DEXPERIENCE

Dassault Systèmes have certified various levels of CATIA V5, CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE and various other of its applications on Microsoft Windows 10. However, what is not obvious is that it is only certified on certain build levels of Windows 10. These Operating System (OS)…

Combining Industrial IoT and AI: Give Machines More IQ

The reconfigured value chain enables new collaboration possibilities between machines and humans to increase production uptime, adapt to demand versatility, comply with regulations and mitigate intermediation risks. It is a huge opportunity for industrial companies who have not yet started…

Download Our New PLM White Paper

What is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)? How can PLM help me? These are questions you may ask when you come across this term. This guide intends to help you answer this in a simple way. Delivering a shorter time-to-market is…

CATIA V5: Last Save Version & Release

Save and Release It is important that users working in collaboration with customers, suppliers, and other users ensure that all models are saved in the same version and release of CATIA. CATIA is only backwards compatible, meaning that if the user saves…

IoT: Digital Trends in Manufacturing

Digital transformation is on everyone’s agenda in the general industry. It covers quite a large spectrum of enterprise processes. Strategizing a digital development in such a context is becoming a challenge. Looking at organizations that were born digital, where digitalization is part…

Design Data Management with CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE

Focus on Designing That’s why CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE has not only improved the way you model, but also has eliminated the aggravation and hassle of organizing your CAD data. The problem is with files. Old CAD systems constantly require engineers to locate, validate,…

TECHNIA Midsize Solutions for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises

Made-to-measure The “Midsize Solutions” by TECHNIA are specifically configured to meet the needs of small and medium-sized companies, opening the path to increased levels of innovation and productivity. This is made possible by connecting people who are involved in the…

CATIA V5: How to Apply a Breakout View to Multiple Drawing Views

A Step by Step Explanation A breakout view applied to any drawing view can be applied to multiple views (e.g. Isometric or Projection Views) without having to redefine the breakout perimeter and/or depth. The following steps can be used to…

Trends in Software Consultancy: PLM Usage and Demand Boosts Results

The use of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is enjoying explosive growth, and with it there is an increased demand for PLM consulting. This has helped TECHNIA’s (formerly TechniaTranscat) parent group, Addnode, post record earnings in 2017. In line with the…

Supercharge CATIA V5 with the new “Power’By” 3DEXPERIENCE

In Short Dassault Systèmes introduces an all-new CATIA V5 integration to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform CATIA V5 data can be managed in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform “on-cloud” for the first time View CATIA V5 data and build/edit assemblies through a web browser, even on…

Having JAVA Security Issues when trying to access Online Documentation?

Know that Issue? Ever since the introduction of Java 7 updates 25, people have been having problems with accessing the Online Documentation provided by Dassault Systèmes. For those not aware, Online Documentation is essentially help files for the suite of…

PML Innovation Forum Insights: The Data-centric World Will Make Your Life Easier

That’s the Big Difference Bertrand Sicot, Senior Vice President at Dassault Systèmes shared an important insight during the discussion at Technia’s PLM Forum 2017. According to Sicot, the recently observed development is not only going to make data consumption faster and easier, it’s actually…

CATIA V5 Drawing Crashing when Creating a View

Is your CATIA crashing whenever you attempt to create a new drawing view of a large assembly? Does the progress bar freeze without completing? If so, there are a few settings that you can change to improve your chances of…

Intrinsys joins the Addnode PLM Business Group

Intrinsys, as part of the Addnode PLM Business Division, will now join the other group companies in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Slovakia, Serbia, Sweden and the USA which includes TechniaTranscat.  The move is a major step for Addnode…

TECHNIA and Integral Powertrain Ltd sign momentous cooperation agreement

The agreement facilitates Integral Powertrain continuing to use Intrinsys’ engineering design, analysis and PLM services.  It will also provide Integral Powertrain with access to the extensive and bespoke software products and services offered by the PLM group that will further…

TECHNIA congratulates InUse (formerly OptimData) for success at Industryhack

TECHNIA congratulates InUse (formerly OptimData) for success at Industry hack/Siemens challenge for Ingenious Maintenance. InUse, the Paris based IoT application provider and solution partner of TECHNIA, was last week awarded with both the jury’s choice and participants choice in the challenge…

Strictly Come Engineering – the Modern Partnership

Connecting the Customer to your Engineering These technologies deliver; analysis and realistic simulation to designers so that they can quickly appraise and validate new concepts, collaboration (real time) with anyone/anywhere and are able to present and utilize your most valuable…

PLM Magazine 2017 – Online Version

As always, the latest issue of your PLM Magazine covers a vast variety of topics and industries. TECHNIA’s and external experts who are specialists in their fields discuss topics ranging from digital disruption and best practices on digitalization, to avocado…

How Will You Find Your Unique Advantage in Big Data?

Take Advantage of all that Big Data Since the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the exponential growth of items producing data, discussions and thoughts of how organisations will adapt to locate their advantage in a future characterised…

Message from the Innovation Forum: Rethink and Reinvent

The Road to Success is Always Asking Ourselves The focus of the day was inevitably the hot topics of our time: digital disruption and transformation. But that was not all. The first speaker, Leif Östling, the former head of truck…

3DEXPERIENCE on Windows 10 (with 4K Screens)

Despite being released in the age of Windows 10, 3DEXPERIENCE 2015x is not officially supported on Windows 10 – a list of certified machines can be found here. And as Windows 7 reaches the end of its life, it may be necessary to…

PLM Innovation Forum Insights: There is Hope for the Construction Industry

Lars Albinsson, Creative Process Consultant at Maestro Design & Management, observes that “more complex buildings are being made, but there have been very little or no production gains in construction since World War II” and quotes US studies by saying…

Functional Tolerancing & Annotation: A Workbench for CATIA

Model-Based Engineering (MBE) Established at the conceptualization of a product, the models are set up to define the product requirements and then subsequently to perform analysis and simulate processes, to specify design details and to validate and verify the product…

Many Companies Don´t See the Opportunities of Digitalization

As a warm up for your Innovation Forum, we had the opportunity to interview one of our Keynote Speakers Leif Östling. The Chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and former CEO of Scania shared insights the ongoing digitalization – on…

How to Use the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Features and Advantages

Dashboard – The Core of 3DEXPERIENCE 3DEXPERIENCE is first and foremost a collaboration platform: Any information that is required in order to carry out a project will be gathered here. Whatever the time or wherever they may be, anyone participating in…

My 3DEXPERIENCE Experience at TECHNIA

Intern at TECHNIA Before starting at TECHNIA (formerly Intrinsys), I completed their CATIA V5 Fundamentals Training Course. This was extremely useful, as I only had previous experience using CATIA alongside very basic Autodesk AutoCAD. Naturally, I felt a little nervous…

Why it’s All About Avocado Toast

Millennials have been getting a lot of bad reputation for their love of avocado toasts, their disdain for signing full-time contracts and for spending hours on end on perfecting their Instagrams. But research is showing that in contrast to what…

Cannot save CATIA V5 files open in your CATIA session?

DISCLAIMER: Please only use the following method as a work around, it is NOT guaranteed but is a tried and tested method that has worked on occasions. This method should be performed at your own risk. Ever had an issue…

TECHNIA accredited with the sales of Dassault Systèmes solutions in Switzerland

As of July 2017, TECHNIA is authorised to market Dassault Systèmes solutions in Switzerland.  Up to now, Swiss customers could only acquire consulting and training services and TECHNIA software from the #1 knowledge company in PLM; now they can benefit…

Create a Customised Drawing Border in 3DEXPERIENCE

This Solution might be ideal for a small team of users.. However, for a larger team having a solution that requires mostly user editing can introduce inconsistencies, e.g. various date formats, revision sequences, units, and part numbers and so on.…

Inheriting Surface Colours of Surface Based Features in 3DEXPERIENCE

The 3DEXPERIENCE Within 3DEXPERIENCE, it is possible to allow solid-based features to inherit the colours of the surface-based features used to create them. For example, if a pink surface is sewn onto a grey solid body, the part body can…

How to let Disruption Drive the Circular Economy

It’s all about disruption The circular economy is all about disruption, and using new technology to change the way we act, produce and consume. But many still see disruptive technologies as a threat rather an opportunity. The key to embracing…

Manage DSLS Licence Authorisations

The DSLS Licence Administration Tool If you have a large pool of licences available on a single Dassault Systèmes License Server (DSLS), then it often becomes more difficult to manage the licences available. For example in CATIA V5, a single…

CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition: Creating a Revision from Saved As Geometry

How to Save As 1. Search for both parts in 3DEXPERIENCE 2. Open both parts in 3DEXPERIENCE 3. Modify the Saved As part as per requirements and Save    4. In 3DEXPERIENCE, to create a separate instance of an existing…

New Option to ‘Hard Metal Machining’ in 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x

Hard Metal Machining in 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x In versions before 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x, the option to select multiple radial cuts with a ‘concentric’ tool path style (used for Hard Metal cutting) was present but the user had to juggle the number of cuts…

CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition: Save As Function For Duplication

Save as in 3DEXPERIENCE When using CATIA V5, the ‘Save As’ option can be used for creating a copy of an object which can then be used independently from the original file, often to evaluate different options during the development…

Changes in Aerospace Development Process Trends

Working in Teams In addition to knowledge management, collaboration is another key aspect of today’s engineering world. Due to the aforementioned more complex and diverse engineering projects, the classic waterfall type of information flow is inadequate to successfully complete design…

Up Above the Clouds with 3DEXPERIENCE

Cloud Solutions An utopian fantasy? Not at all. Bruce Brockmann, Senior Consultant at TECHNIA, an expert in the implementation and development partners of Dassault Systèmes for over 30 years, even suggests that other countries such as France are much further…

Does the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform beat BREXIT?

The media like throwing logs on the fire of a good story and the supposed uncertainty of business life after BREXIT will become enflamed as more logs than most are thrown at as we, yes you and me, work our…

Blended Learning Around the World – Company Training for Today and Tomorrow

The Challenge Globalisation in the professional environment presents us with new challenges almost every day. One of the biggest of which may well be how to provide training for a global project team. Nowadays, members of the same project team…

How to Engrave Your CATIA V5 Model

One of the most asked Questions One of the most commonly asked questions by trainees on one of our CATIA V5 Fundamentals courses is “How do I put engraving on my model?” By this, they usually mean adding text in…

STL Files and CATIA V5/3DEXPERIENCE

STL as a Standard File Format A Stereo Lithography (STL) file is a standard file format created by 3D Systems, USA. It also goes by other nick names of Standard Triangle Language, or similarly Standard Tessellation Language. It is a…

5 to Follow – Important Trends in Engineering

The engineering world is an ever changing environment with new developments influencing key decisions and practices. Here are five important trends that your engineering business needs to know about today. Industry 4.0 Hundreds of years ago, almost all industrialized nations went…

Mozilla Firefox Removes Support for NPAPI Applet (Technology used by Java Applets)

No further Support Mozilla have ended support for NPAPI Applets in their Firefox browser. The NPAPI Applet is a technology used by Java, thus Mozilla are effectively ending support for Java applets. This change took place in Firefox update 53 (scheduled…

Invisible Governance – The Demise of Meetings?

Meetings anyone? When a meeting lacks purpose, is set up and managed poorly resulting in very little positive action, or is high jacked by personal agendas, it is not difficult to see why some might perceive meetings as an unproductive…

Let your machines do the talking!

The Spiral of Knowledge These days, sharing information and knowledge is easier than ever before. Knowledge can be pooled together and made available to everyone on Wikipedia, a diverse range of blogs, social media and internal corporate wikis. These new…

Design in the Age of Experience – The Event

A Good Way to Stay up to Date Technology is an increasingly popular subject nowadays. It is advancing at such a pace that it is becoming more and more difficult to keep pace with its development throughout numerous fields. Besides…

PLM Magazine – Life Sciences Edition

Learn about in what direction the life sciences industry is moving and how PLM can help you to face the challenges. Access the digital version online in your browser or on your mobile phone. For example, you can find the…

How to Run CATIA V5 in Admin Mode

  How you run CATIA V5 in admin mode 1. Locate your original CATIA V5 shortcut, create a copy and rename it with “Admin” so that it can be easily distinguished. 2. Modify the target of the new shortcut by…

The Creation of True-Load

Tim Hunter has the word Hi, I’m Tim Hunter, founder and president of Wolf Star Technologies and the creator of True-Load. I would like to tell you a little about the struggles and triumphs I encountered (and overcame) in my…

Circular Economy and PLM – Enabling Companies Make the Switch

The circular economy is a big break from the old linear model based on constantly using fresh raw materials to make new products and then disposing of them once they’re no longer needed. Beyond “going green” A circular model aims…

Turning UDI compliance into a competitive advantage with PLM

UDI Regulation Since the UDI regulation kicked in on the 24th of September 2016 for the large majority of manufacturers (the Class II devices in the US) every manufacturer that wants to sell medical devices on the US market must…

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

Additive Manufacturing It was not that long ago when creating a product prototype meant employing a number of specialist professionals and expensive manufacturing processes with an associated high cost and lengthy lead-time. Nowadays we are told that production components and…

Intelligent Engineering, the Fourth Musketeer

The fourth musketeer Yes industry is facing a tidal wave of change driven by an overabundance of data. Yes there are more opportunities out there to radically shake up the status quo by clean sheeting business models fueled by greater…

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

Windows systems The TargetID is extracted from the network adapter driver and not from the network adapter itself. Follow the steps below to force your system into acquiring the TargetID from the adapter itself. This method can also be followed…

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

Below are the steps you need to follow to resolve issues when installing updated rich applications   Remove previous thick client installation(s) 1) Remove all the previous installations from the Add/Remove Programs function available from Start > Control Panel >…

CATIA V5-6R2017 (aka V5R27) is finally Here!

Some of you may think, is it that time of year again already?! Dassault Systèmes has been busy rolling out the latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x release, but it has not forgotten its CATIA V5 companion. Dassault Systèmes have finally released CATIA V5-6R2017 (which most of you may…

Will Enterprise PLM Tame Additive Manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing Moving away from the ‘quirky’ and academic only realms, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) as engineering professionals are now calling it, is on the cusp of becoming mainstream. The plethora of components/assemblies and the variety of material…

CATIA File Icon and Preview Thumbnail Doesn’t Display

If your CATIA icons have lost their default CATIA icon symbols and a preview thumbnail of the part is not available in Windows Explorer, there is a fix available. While this could be a symptom of having multiple versions of CATIA installed (read our…

DraftSight 2017 Service Pack 1 Now Available

DraftSight 2017 Service Pack 1 has been made available for download, with the critical hotfix incorporated in it.  For the benefit of those who are not aware DraftSight for windows 32 and 64 bit (Releases 2012-2017) will not launch or…

Simplified Change Management Options in 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x

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

Would you like a coke? But let me think, this was over twenty years ago. With Big Data, IoT and the proliferation of smart phones, tablets and wearable tech, we must have moved on from ‘Would you like a Coke?’…

DraftSight Critical Hotfix

DraftSight for Windows 32 and 64-bit will not launch or will stop running.  Due to a certificate that has expired for versions released between 2012 and 2017 (including 2017 SPO). To continue working with DraftSight A Critical Hotfix has been…

Sharing Data Between Collaborative Spaces in CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE

Collaborative Spaces (CS) in 3DEXPERIENCE Sometimes, particularly if data is secured within a Private Collaborative Space, it can be helpful for specific objects (not all) to be made visible in one or more other CS. Generally speaking, making existing data…

Intrinsys’ Investment Earns Highest Recognition at Dassault Systèmes European Sales Convention

A demanding and innovative market is starting to appreciate the step improvement in performance capability of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  Dassault Systèmes flagship technology has seen a 40% increase in uptake, in some part due to the efforts of the Intrinsys…

The Contribution of Dassault Systemes to Digital Composite Technology

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) delivers the main input for composite design. Communication between finite element analysis and 3D modelling tools defines design cycle duration, which in turn has an impact on cost. Dassault Systèmes provide two tools to make this…

How to Boost the Construction Industry

“If the AEC industry would spend more time on product design and lean processes, we could do wonderful things at low cost. We have the technologies, but must connect them with the new processes to reap the benefits,” said Lars…

Disruptive Technologies: Paradigm Shift in Engineering

If it Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix it It used to be a comforting response in many engineering situations that maintained a functional status quo, but no longer.  In some ways it allowed focus on more pressing issues like poor performance,…

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

  While this may be fine for home use, most businesses have yet to upgrade their IT platforms and Windows 7 remains by far the most widely used OS.  Furthermore, many software products are either not yet supported on Windows…

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

Change at a pace Cutting edge engineering firms of all sizes are getting their teeth into Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and Big Data. Those that haven’t started implementing their strategy are working hard to understand the potential risks…

Do you master these 3 key business trends?

January 10, 2017 Jonas Gejer (JG):  What key trends do you see in our market for the coming 3 years? Stephen Chadwick (SC): The three key trends that I see kind of builds a story. The first one is collaboration…

Design Validation using CATIA Finite Element Analysis

Design Validation For individual part design, GPS licences are used and for assembly analysis, GAS. This functionality can be extended using the EST licence which allows users to perform finite element analysis of the composites and comparative study of analysis.…

First look into 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x

3D Viewing for Everybody The new 3DPlay viewer is now made available inside 3DSpace, which means that it is time to say goodbye to the plugin-based viewer 3DLive Examine. This is an important move, as the support for browser plugins…

Assembly DMU Section Causing CATIA V5 to Abend (Crash)

The customer themselves had the latest CAD workstation (as of the date this blog has been posted), certified DS CAD workstation using the certified graphics driver level (read our blog post on certified graphics driver levels for more information). The issue…

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

“When you start getting into the details, AEC companies are nowhere close to what we’re seeing in manufacturing. So we have to ask ourselves why,” says Patrick Mays, Vice President of Strategy at Dassault Systèmes. Mays was one of the…

8 of the Best New Features from 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x

1) Multiscreen support Now windows within the 3DEXPERIENCE Native client (i.e. CATIA, DELMIA and SIMULIA) can be dragged outside of the main window and onto other monitors. This means you can work much more easily on an individual part while keeping…

How Digitalization Will Change the Construction Industry

“Digitalization will enable us to take lean construction to a new level in all parts of a construction project, from architect to maintenance, not just in parts of the process,”says Kajsa Simu, Lean Manager at NCC, one of Sweden’s biggest…

CATIA V5: Creating Electrical Automatic Assembly Between Connectors (Part 2)

In Part 1 we saw that the Installation and Equipment workbench can provide ease of installation, robust assembly behaviour and routine design reduction by automating the assembly on Electrical components. This post will show further capabilities on this topic, with a different combination of electrical links.…

CATIA V5: Creating Electrical Automatic Assembly Between Connectors (Part 1)

This is the first of a series of posts showing the capabilities of this particular CATIA workbench. The Installation and Equipment workbench can provide ease of installation, robust assembly and routine design reduction by automating the assembly on electrical components. In this post,…

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

CadMakers is a young Canadian company that specializes in virtual design and construction (VDC) that helps contractors build in a smarter way. And according to co-founder and CEO Javier Glatt, they owe part of their success to the strategy of…

PLM User Experience Expectations of the Google Generation

Why user interface should get more attention in enterprise systems Users execute fewer and fewer searches the longer they are exposed to slower page loading times, and performance of a page is directly proportional to the user abandon rate. Other…

What if Tesla Started to Build Houses?

“Like they did with cars, they would start by hiring process engineers, aviation experts and other professionals without knowledge from the industry and totally rethink how houses are built,“ predicted Javier Glatt, CEO of Canada-based CadMakers Virtual Construction. Patrick Mays,…

Knowledge integration key to thriving in a world of increased specialisation

Swedish professor Fredrik Tell is a leading expert on knowledge integration and will deliver a keynote speech on the topic at the TECHNIA (formally TechniaTranscat) Executive Advisory Board meeting in September. Ahead of the meeting, we interviewed Fredrik to get…

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

This is the second, and last part in the interview series with Frédéric Martin, did you miss out on the first part? Find it here: CATIA, 3D Printing, Systems Engineering and Trends in Design Manufacturing, Part 1 JG: Systems Engineering is…

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

Jonas Gejer (JG): It is a great pleasure to meet you again. More than a year has passed by since our last discussion around the CATIA topic. What are your key professional experiences from the past year, since we had…

CATIA V5: Save Time with 2D Advanced Meshing

CATIA V5 allows the user to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using Generative Structural Analysis (GSA). This workbench is useful for analysis with 3D geometry, and in some cases (sheet metal, constant thickness parts, axisymmetric products, etc…) 2D can be used with…

Applying Boundary Conditions in Abaqus/CAE

The following example illustrates how to apply these and manage them. In the example, two steps (Step-1, Step-2) are created as well as two boundary conditions (BC-1, BC-2). After these have been created, the Boundary Conditions Manager is opened and…

Accessing Software Program Directories – What’s New?

1) To find the ‘Program Directories’ first click on the Support button on the home screen banner. 2) Once on the ‘Support’ page there will be several options as to what support is available. To get to Program Directories go to…

Master These 5 Challenges of Industry 4.0 to Transform Your Business

1. Market Evolution The first challenge faced is the market evolution challenge of moving from product to service economy. Due to loss of margin on hardware, the shift of moving from a product to a service sales approach has become…

Lasting Customer Loyalty Thanks to Outstanding Added Value

Product in Use opens the door to more sales in industrial equipment Client retention beyond the warranty period is a big challenge for industrial equipment. In principle, once a facility is successfully up and running, the project has been completed.…

Read PLM Magazine Retail Edition online!

This edition of our PLM Magazine is dedicated to the retail industry. For example, find below articles about: JULA: “We want to drive faster” Getting control over your quality control Low price retailer ÖoB signs new PLM partnership   PLM…

How to Improve Your Product by Keeping Track of Your Technical Debt

What is a Technical Debt? It’s about getting an overall picture when it comes to any kind of a defect or problem you might have with a product and which converts into a cost in terms of the hours and…

Virtualisation of FLEXnet Licence Servers for SIMULIA

Many people ask if a License server can be hosted on a virtual machine (VM), known as virtualisation. Although Dassault Systemes do not encourage it, it is possible. Unfortunately for most, it will not fit requirements due to not all…

Read PLM Magazine 2016 online!

PLM Magazine 2016 is here! With 36 pages filled with PLM, CAD and IoT inspiration, this issue is our most extensive magazine ever. In this issue: learn how Ford uses CAVA to accelerate their product development how Husqvarna works with…

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

And unfortunately the official marketing material often tries to cover all of the bases of what their brands do, and it usually needs to use vague language to do it. So for the aid of all of us who speak…

Reliable 3D Data for the 3D Enterprise

The majority of product design already takes place in 3D CAD systems. The data is reused in various formats in follow-up processes and in many software applications. Drawings, usually derived from 3D, are currently still necessary for the overall development…

3DEXPERIENCE and V5 Support on Windows 10 Operating System

This support is effective immediately for: 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SOLIDWORKS, GEOVIA and BIOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE 64-bit native apps and Browser Client with 3DEXPERIENCE R2016x.FP.CFA.1605 as minimum 3DEXPERIENCE R2016x supported level CATIA V5, DELMIA V5, ENOVIA DMU V5, ENOVIA…

Make the virtual factory a reality

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system is the digital central nervous system that enables the industry to take advantage of digitalization. Through an optimized PLM solution, companies can now collect data from product development, production and the end user as…

Custom designed applications take PLM software to a new level

All individual needs aren’t always met by out-of-the-box solutions. That’s why our Research & Development department includes a dedicated team of more than 35 developers who specialize in custom specific projects for CATIA alone. By working closely with our customers,…

The easy, cost-efficient way of integrating ENOVIA with ERP systems

Why a fast and seamless integration has such a direct effect on your business To successfully answer to those demands, businesses must quickly and transparently be able to access and produce every little piece of data on both the products…

Cost Efficient and Reliable Integrations

Efficient and reliable communication between enterprise systems is vital and can save companies enormous amounts of money. For example, if there is a problem with a product component, you need to correct it and rely on that the change is…

Make Your Designer Dreams Reality with Simulation

Why are simulations often so time-consuming? About 50 percent of a design simulation specialist’s time is spent on just preparing a simulation; converting the geometry to fit different file types, exporting those calculations to an external system, meshing parameters, and…

The Right Tools for the Right Retail Process

How to keep track of who is doing what? Adding a new item to your product line can be a big endeavour. After finding the right product, retail chains must also check its quality, get background on the supplier, calculate…

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…

Lost in Translation? Compare CATIA V5 with SMG and JT easier

xCompare keeps you ahead of changes In many industries, CATIA data is translated into different neutral formats to provide downstream processes with the right data. For most processes, it is important to ensure no changes are caused by the conversion…

Time to speed up! – Services kill the way you think about your products

Time to speed up! My KZJ95 was built in November 1997. First time I recognized a problem with the clutch was back in 2008 when the odometer was showing 242 000 kilometers. It was first just slipping and then suddenly it…

Getting Control over Your Quality Control

Quality assurance poses unique problems for retail chains Quality assurance doesn’t end after a sale, it must continue throughout a product’s lifecycle. But the retail sector faces unique challenges in this area and often struggles to maintain clear oversight of…

The Quest for Customer Loyalty

What is the challenge? Maintaining customer loyalty requires the ability to nurture a close relationship long after a sale is completed. The problem for many suppliers is that their contact with customers often becomes less frequent over time. When a…

A way to manage standard parts in V6 3DEXPERIENCE

Many times companies are managing standard parts but have no fully established processes and system support for it. A common situation is also that standard parts are managed, but in several different systems at the same time. How much more…

Design Optimisation using Tosca/Abaqus

As leading technologies for structural optimisation and flow optimisation, both Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid offer efficient optimisation based on industry standard FEA (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran) and CFD software (STAR-CCM+ and ANSYS Fluent). The Tosca optimisation suite enables engineers…

Do I have PLM Express (Edition 3) media installed or the older P2 configuration?

In summary, if the P2 configuration of CATIA is installed, it will not be able to find the components from an Edition 3 license as this will not have been installed!! Both P2 and Edition 3 configurations of CATIA can…

DELMIA V5-6R2015: Create User Representations for Milling

A User Representation will then be attached to the basic tool. The User Representation can contain cutting and non-cutting elements, in a simulation cutting elements will be removing material whilst non-cutting elements will only be referred to by the software…

Measure Directly From Your CAD Screen … Literally!

WARNING: This will only work if any other screen sizing variable has been disabled! E.g. CATForceVideoSize In order to calibrate our display, you will need to set two windows environment variables; CATWidthMMOfScreen and CATHeightMMOfScreen. The variables that you will need…

Generative Structural Analysis Applied for Design Optimisation

In a previous post, only parameters and measures were used to perform the design optimisation. This time, the optimisation loop will include FEA (finite element analysis). FEA is generally used to validate a design by simulating the loaded condition of…

Petra Sundström, Husqvarna: With IoT, don’t adopt a strategy of wait and see

Speaking at TECHNIA’s PLM Innovation Forum, Sundström said, “We don’t know exactly how and when, but we know it will happen based on technical developments and financial benefits. Therefore, it is extremely important that we take the initiative and move…

Customising CATIA V5: Setting Favourite Workbenches

To define a workbench as a favourite is as follows: 1. Go to Tools > Customise 2. After the ‘Customise’ dialogue box opens, go to the ‘Start Menu’ tab. Select the workbenches that you would like to define as favourites from…

How PLM Changed the Charter Travel Business

“We can do things that were impossible before,” said Enbacka who was a speaker on the subject “Two years after the implementation of PLM” at TECHNIA’s PLM Innovation Forum in Stockholm. TUI Nordic specializes in providing tailor-made package tours to…

Why Use Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)?

It is the geometrical form of a feature, its orientation and/or its position relative to one or more other features that is crucial to the successful functioning of a component. In order to gain adequate control over such features, the…

Jula: “We want to drive faster”- PLM as a Tool for Expansion

Speaking at TECHNIA’s (TechniaTranscat) PLM Innovation Forum, Magnus Sigurd, Jula’s Business Development Director said, “We had to do something. We defined our needs, and eventually saw that PLM and TECHNIA [TechniaTranscat] could help us.” They started working together near the…

RAMSIS NextGen: A General Procedure for Ergonomic Assessment

Creating a Test Sample The first step in RAMSIS NextGen is to define a role and a test sample. In these steps, the typology and body measurements are defined for each test sample. RAMSIS holds a wide library of Nation…

Design Optimisation Using CATIA Knowledgeware Module

CATIA allows the user to perform design optimisation in a short time using “product engineering optimiser” inside the “knowledgeware” module. The following video shows how to use the optimiser module with a simple example. This particular example focuses on the…

6 ways to build a better workflow

work·flow ˈwərkflō/ noun “The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” The problem is that usually, workflow is a vague and nebulous term used to define anything along the…

Kinematic Simulations in CATIA… Cool visual animations or a useful engineering tool?

Simulations of assemblies can be manually animated from the Assembly Design workbench by using the Manipulate tool with ‘With Respect To Constraints” switched on. However this is not time based and users can not analyse the kinematic sequence of events.…

Make 2D & 3D Welding Simulation Easier using the Abaqus Welding Interface

While analysis capabilities for modelling welding processes have always been in Abaqus, the setup of weld models – especially the pre-processing – remains a time-consuming part of the workflow. The Abaqus Welding Interface Plug-In (AWI) enables an easy, efficient, model-tree…

Futurist & Entrepreneur Nicklas Bergman: Why you need to dream BIG

Since he ”almost” became a high school engineer back in the early 1990s, Bergman has shouldered more titles than he has socks in his drawers. Including becoming an economist with an MBA. But most of all he’s an entrepreneur, whose…

SmarTeam: Saving Multisheet PDF Drawings

A multisheet drawing contains multiple drawing sheets in a single drawing file, where each sheet may contain the details of each individual part. SmarTeam Using Multisheet Drawings When creating single sheet drawings in CATIA then saving this into SmarTeam, there…

Creating Thread Standards in CATIA V5 Using an XML File

Creating a Thread Standard in CATIA V5 can be a daunting task. This is primarily left for the CAD Administrator to create and implement, but for the sole user, who is the CATIA Admin other than themselves. In older releases…

3DEXPERIENCE Part Design App… So What?

If you weren’t able to attend our recent 3DEXPERIENCE Event on 18th June, watch the video below to get a small glimpse of what is interesting about the new Part Design App!

Save Time and Reduce Costs with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

Several years ago, striving to improve the link between product design and manufacture, TECHNIA recognised the importance of training our engineers to have a comprehensive understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Unable to source suitable external training, TECHNIA set about…

CATIA: Issues with Remote Desktop

You can install CATIA and various other Dassault Systemes software over a Remote Desktop. The common issue that all users will run into is being unable to obtain a nodelock licence. If the Display Type is Remote, then this indicates…

Do You Know When Your Rental License(s) Will Expire?

It’s that time of year again. Do you know when your rental license(s) will expire? Once you have agreed to the rental of your new Dassault Systèmes license, you will need to bear in mind that each seat will ONLY…

Peter kills the IT-stereotype

Traveller and colleague When this article is written he has just two continents left, Africa and South America, until he can tick all the continents off his travel-list. This might not sound like the typical IT-guy but Peter insists that…

Why Use 3D PDF?

The main issue with sharing CAD models is that there are various different formats that they are issued in. This is due to the competitive market of different CAD applications available for multi-discipline industries. It will benefit a company to…

Www, search, e-commerce, social, and now – Internet of Things

Almost simultaneously the social dimension of the Internet increased the commerce and transformed brand visibility. And today, the capacity to generate massive data from any device opens a new paradigm of a connected world. Studies are showing that more than…

How To Optimise Your Use of SIMULIA Abaqus Tokens

Each time you execute Abaqus, one or more “tokens” are “checked-out” from your token pool. Once your execution has finished, the tokens are “checked-in” to the pool and made available for someone else to use. The number of tokens used…

Help with Selecting Elements in CATIA V5

A click of the up-arrow while hovering the cursor over the area where the element should be will bring up the familiar “X-Ray view” (shown below). (Note that sometimes you need to first click on some empty space in the…

An Easy Way to Improve Your ENOVIA Performance

The most common mistake in the implementation is the way in which data is retrieved from the database, and especially an excessive usage of database calls. Even if a single database call could be very simple and maybe only take…

How to Identify Problems Getting a License When Using DSLS

To assist with troubleshooting problems, a license checking tool is provided with every installation that uses DSLS, however it is squirreled away in the installation folder and can only be accessed via command line. Fortunately, once you know how to…

Where Can the ADAPTIVE SWEEP Tool Be Advantageous Over SWEEP in CATIA V5?

The adaptive sweep tool keeps the user in control, allowing them to control the profile length, angle, etc along the sweep.  Watch the video below to see where the ADAPTIVE SWEEP tool is superior to the SWEEP tool.

LUM Concurrent Licences Not Releasing

This can usually be avoided by closing down CATIA correctly (by exiting first before shutting down the machine), but sometimes a problem occurs that can cause CATIA or your computer to crash. To free up the licences, simply carry out…

Speed Up Your Design Time Using Insert Mode in CATIA V5

Often enough a different CAD user will need to modify your CAD model and if the tree is a mess, this can make it a rather time consuming process. Insert Mode is a tool which helps users rearrange the tree…

URGENT – Windows Update Information

We recommend to upgrade DSLS to R2015x level; please download it from: Download link: ftp://ftp-ip.com/CATIA/DSLS/DSLS.msi Username: [email protected] Password: download_1234 If the DSLS upgrade isn’t possible, then please remove the MS update. Microsoft also recommends deactivating the register entry: The ClientMinKeyBitLength…

A Hybrid PLM Experience for the Apparel and Footwear Industry

Apparel and Footwear process are similar in nature. Both share the common aspects of fashion, seasonality, extended supply chain and low-cost labor. The adoption rate of PLM in Apparel brands are significantly higher compared to their Footwear counterpart, due to…

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…

Invest in Your Engineers!

Many studies carried out over the years have shown that investing in your employees can not only increase productivity but also lead to employee satisfaction. Training is an easy way to make such an investment and many employers are finding…

The Easy Way to ENOVIA Collaboration

Collaboration is a set of features that enable users to collaborate around ENOVIA data in various ways. Users can with the help of a modern and user-friendly UI engage in discussions around one or more objects in the system. And…

CATIA V5: Creating a Smooth Blended Surface

When using CATIA, the user may find that using an operation alone does not give the required result. It is using a combination of tools that gives the user the required result. This is often a matter of playing around,…

CATIA V5: Surfacing… It Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult!

Check out the video below to see just how quick and easy it is to use the wireframe and surfacing tools from inside CATIA V5.

3DEXPERIENCE R2015x: X-CAD Using Multiple CAD Formats in One Top-level Assembly

3DEXPERIENCE R2015x X-CAD allows you to work with multi-CAD designs within 1 single environment. Designers can work independently of CAD systems, designing in numerous native CAD formats all managed within 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x. Various native formats can be used to create…

Why Consider a Generic BOM?

Variant management is an exciting topic within the domain of PLM. Many of our customers start their PLM journey with ENOVIA Change Management Central, often with the intention of expanding the solution to supporting other processes and organizations. However, expansion…

With a Passion for Fashion – why a textile girl chose to work within IT

“I am originally a textile girl. I started to sew early and have never stopped. It was my interest for sewing that got me into the fashion business. I am a technical designer and a trained seamstress. That’s my creative…

CATIA Losing File Association

Losing File Association A user may find the need to upgrade their release of CATIA V5, for example this could be from CATIA V5R20 to CATIA V5-6R2014. In the installation directory (Typically C:Program Files Dassault Systemes for WIN64 systems), two…

3rd Angle Projection

An alternative method The Third Angle Projection or First Angle Projection, different countries and regions typically use one method or the other although this can depend on a company’s customer. Since World War 2 where the UK sent engineering drawing…

CATIA V5-6R2014 Crashes/Abends When Trying to Create a New VBA Library or Run a Macro

  Simply download them directly from Microsoft using the links below to resolve this problem! It is recommended to install both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit platforms. http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=5555  Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=14632  Microsoft Visual C++ 2010…

The Google Way to Increased Innovation – an Interview with Annika Steiber

Innovate or Die In today’s fast-changing industries, companies face two alternatives – to innovate or die. Obviously, the second alternative is not to prefer, and at the same time, realizing how hard it is to become the next “Google”, can…

Prevent CATIA Consuming Multiple Licenses

On a single machine you can run multiple versions of CATIA at the same time e.g. R18, R19 and R22. We have noticed that this is becoming more frequent that CATIA is using more than 1 license. To  eliminate this…

Retail PLM – Challenges and Opportunities

Retail PLM This situation is forcing retail companies to rapidly adjust and be innovative in shop planning, diversifying assortments and analysis while making sure that the brand identity is kept. At the same time, the leading retail companies are expanding…

DSLS – Enrolling Nodelock License

This short guide lists the steps to enrolling a DSLS nodelock license. Please can you copy the licences received onto the computer Note: Do not place in C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\Licenses 1) Create Licenses Folder in  C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes (if this doesn’t already exist). Note: If current…

Having Problems with your CATIA V5 Applications?

Has CATIA V5 been acting differently lately? Have there been recent stability issues? Does everything look different compared to how it first looked when you opened it? Are you unable to perform tasks that you were able to in the…

LUM: Enrolling Concurrent Licenses

1) On the machine where the target ID was obtained, start the Basic License Tool (Start > All Programs > License Use Runtime) 2) Click on Products > Enroll > Multiple certificates… 3) Select the license file and click Open 4) Click OK   Note: If…

7 Tips for a Successful Rollout

During my time at TECHNIA (previously TechniaTranscat) I have been involved in a lot of different projects, from small technical upgrades to huge multi-million Euro projects. I have worked both in projects where we on Go Live-day left the office…

Quickly Validate a Part Design Using CATIA FEA

It can often become a tiresome iterative process designing a part, especially when the number of people involved increases. For simple analysis, the designer can validate their designed component(s) with respect to thickness, design, material, etc using the Generative Structural…

Enrolling DSLS Licenses

1) If you haven’t already, install the DS License Server tool Once installed go to Start > Programs > DS License Server > License Administration Tool. 2) Select your server and click the Connect icon. Note: the server will become bold when…

Capture Images and Videos from Inside CATIA V5

To save time CATIA V5 has the built in capability to allow users to capture images and videos with the flexibility of being able to turn items on and off in the capture ie. The Graph/Tree. The tool can be…

LUM: Extract License from Server Setup

Aim: The aim is to be able to checkout\extract a license from the license server onto the client machine. Note: This is only for CATIA licenses Solution: 1) Copy & Paste the link below into your Internet Browser: ftp://ftp-ip.com/CATIA/i4_offline_mig_13.zip username: [email protected] password: download_1234  …

CATIA V5: Transitioning from LUM to DSLS (CATIA V5R21)

1) On the machine running CATIA create the following directory and file: – C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\Licenses\DSLicSrv.txt     – Within DSLicSrv.txt  write the line <Server Name>:4085 2) Remove the DSLICENSING=LEGACY line from the CATIA environment file. C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv\CATIA.V5R21.B21.txt 3) Make sure the client can see port 4085, either the Firewall…

Why have we Certified our way of working against ISO 9001 and 14001?

Committed to Always Exceed Customers’ Expectations Our customers are world leaders in their respective businesses and their requirements and expectations on us as a partner and supplier are increasing all the time. That their requirements and expectations increase all the…

CATIA V5: Creating Equivalent Dimensions

It can often become tedious for designers to keep changing multiple constraint values in CATIA V5, which will always equal to the same value, for instance in a sketch. If one value is changed, the user is then forced to…

ENOVIA SmarTeam: Create New Vault Sets

Prerequisites 1) Log into Windows Server with SmarTeam vault service with Administrator credentials 2) Log into SmarTeam using login with administration rights 3) Make sure all users are not using SmarTeam before performing adding new vault sets Procedure 1) Go…

Quickly Convert CATIA V4 Model Data to a CATIA V5 Part

1) Open the CATIA V4 model file in CATIA V5. Right click on the MASTER node and select Copy: 2) Create a Blank new part: 3) Right click on the Part Instance Node in the graph and select Paste Special.…

ENOVIA SmarTeam: Tree Properties

1) Currently the Tree Browser only contains a few attributes: ID, Revision and Description. 2) To add or remove attributes to the tree browser, right-click in the space and click Tree Properties 3) Select the attribute required then click Add 4) The attribute…

3 Key Factors to Succeed with a PLM Partnership!

Many of us working with PLM have an engineering background and might have a tendency to focus on technology and processes as the major building blocks to achieve success in our customers’ PLM projects. These two aspects are essential in…

10 Reasons for Transitioning to CATIA V6 (Part 5 of 5)

9. Graphical improvements As well as various technical improvements, CATIA has also been given a much needed update to its appearance, with the graphical assets re-created to make better use of the high resolution screens that are available today, whilst…

Extended Token Licensing within Abaqus 6.14

The new version of Abaqus 6.14 now supports the following products with Extended Token Licencing: Finite element analysis (Abaqus) Topology and shape optimisation (Tosca Structure) Fluid channel topology optimisation (Tosca Fluid) Durability and fatigue evaluation (fe-safe) Design-of-Experiments, parameter optimisation, and…

10 Reasons for Transitioning to CATIA V6 (Part 4 of 5)

7. 3D BOM management Typically a PLM system will allow you to create a separate BOM tree from the CATIA structure with the BOM manager overseeing the reconfiguration of this BOM to the real purchased BOM. However they are often…

Quickly Associate One Parameter Value to Another in CATIA

1) The following sketch contains two constraints; Offset 1 = 160 and Offset 2 =60. 2) Let’s make Offset 2 = Offset 1. In order to do this we must double click on the Offset 2 constrain in order to modify…

10 Reasons for Transitioning to CATIA V6 (Part 3 of 5)

5. Better link management In file-based operation, a problem invariably faced by any design department is the visibility of links between one CATIA file and the next. These are only visible ‘one way’, i.e. from the files that are using…

10 Reasons for Transitioning to CATIA V6 (Part 2 of 5)

3. Searching and exploring the structure in 3D Even with a PDM system managing data, it is often still onerous on the user to fill in a search form for every part or assembly they wish to search for, particularly…

10 Reasons for Transitioning to CATIA V6 (Part 1 of 5)

1. Database document management CATIA V6 connects to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and as such enjoys all of the benefits that the industry has come to expect from PDM. Version management, modification rights, release control etc… are all present and configurable…

What is CATIA?

The first release of CATIA was back in 1977 by Dassault Systemes, who still maintain and develop the software. CATIA was initially developed for use in designing the Dassault Mirage fighter jet. Over the years, CATIA has developed into much more than a CAD (Computer Aided Design)…

Why Use Publications?

Many parts contain important features that the designer knows will be used in other parts, or to constrain the part in an assembly, such as hole centrelines, mating faces etc… There are three problems with this however: 1) Important features…

CATIA: Using Draft Analysis with Imagine and Shape to Optimize Design

Imagine and Shape In this video, the green surfaces show correct angles, the red show angles too close to the draft angle and the blue shows unacceptable angles. Since mould tools come in two halves, the blue side of the…

CATIA: Using the DMU Optimiser Tools to Reduce the Size of CGR Files

  1) Open or create a Product which contains the CGR file that needs to be reduced in size 2) Now Switch to DMU Optimizer workbench and open the wrapping command 3) You can manipulate the settings to modify how…

ENOVIA SmarTeam: Standard Rolled Up BOM Instructions

1) Run a search for the assembly Item you wish to run a rolled up BOM on: 2) Select the assembly Item you wish to open the BOM editor on, and on the PLM tab click the ‘Open BOM Editor’…

DS Licence Server (DSLS) Alongside Multiple Network Devices

The following should be performed before installing DS Licensing Server (DSLS), however if previously installed, services may need to be disabled. Ideally DSLS should be uninstalled before performing the following. Ensure when reinstalling it is installed as new after DSLS…

ENOVIA: Section Fills in DMU Navigator using DM1

DMU Navigator, when used alongside a DM1 licence, does not allow for section fills. However there is a workaround! Watch the video below to see how!

Technical Note: Offlining Licenses in the New Dassault Systèmes Licensing System (DSLS)

Furthermore, the ability to ‘restitute’ the license will be removed at the same time. This would mean that the license in question would not be available on both the license server and the client for the duration of the offline period. Technical Description When a license…

CATIA V5: GS1 (Basic Surfacing) vs. GSD (Full Surfacing)

GSD gives the user a larger, more sophisticated array of tools to use which a) reduce design time and b) reduce the risk of errors in the model. The video below has a look at creating a simple filleted edge…

CATIA V5: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Commonly Used Commands

The Hide/Show command allows the CAD user to easily hide and show geometry in CATIA V5. There are multiple methods in which as user can perform his action: 1) Select the item to be hidden/show from the active window or…

CATIA V5/ V6: Saving a File in an Applications Non Native Format

For example, Dassault Systèmes  CATIA V5 CAD Application has a native part file format of .CATPart, but the application allows users to save the part as a .STEP file format, an ISO 10303 standard allowing exchange of CAD data using…

CATIA V5: Generating a CATPart from a CATProduct

It may be necessary for a CAD user to create a single part from an assembly of multiple parts. Most commonly this is done when analysing an assembly using other software. Each part within the assembly is converted into its…

CATIA V5: Creating Text in Sketcher Without Using Macro’s or Third Party Software

It is common in CATIA V5 for a user to want to create text inside the sketcher workbench. Dassault Systemes have addressed this need in CATIA V6 where a tool is available for the user to simply enter text and use it! However no…

CATIA V5: Changing the Co-Ordinate Axis System Representation Size

To change the Axis System display size Go to: Tools > Options  > Infrastructure > Part Infrastructure > Display and look under ‘Display In Geometry Area’ To adjust the size, control the slider labelled ‘Axis system display size (in mm)’…

CATIA V5 Data Management on the 3DExperience Platform

Seamless integration between CATIA V5 and ENOVIA unlocks all of the benefits of V6-generation Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) without the need to migrate your CAD data from CATIA V5.  By implementing ENOVIA V6 to manage…

Webinar on Demand: Introduction to TECHNIA Value Components

Over 300,000 ENOVIA users are already enjoying a supercharged ENOVIA using the TECHNIA Value Components (TVC), delivering speed, increasing productivity, and reducing cost of ownership. To take the next big step in productivity, please join the TVC Webinar to understand…

Webinar on Demand: Optimizing ENOVIA with TVC

Over 300,000 ENOVIA users are already enjoying a supercharged ENOVIA using the TECHNIA Value Components (TVC), delivering speed, increasing productivity, and reducing cost of ownership. To take the next big step in productivity, please join the TVC Webinar to understand…

Optimise CATIA V5 design with ENOVIA V6

Large amounts of product information and CAD data is being exchanged between people speaking different languages from different regions, countries and cultures. In order to properly orchestrate these exchanges and ensure protection of intellectual property, regulated collaboration and communication processes…

Smooth Camera Path in 3DVIA Composer

When creating a composer document using the animation timeline, any movements of the camera, be it zooming or rotating, is recorded on a camera path. By default this path is linear; as a result of this an animation with lots…

Magnetic Lines in 3DVIA Composer

When moving around a model, attached collaborative actors, which have a constant presence through multiple views or marker sequences in animations, can cause issues by getting in the way. This results in you to have to keep adjusting positioning of…

Animation from Views in 3DVIA Composer

After creating several views, these can be translated over to keys within the animation timeline. Simply drag and drop the view thumbnail onto the timeline at the correct time frame. This also creates a marker which can allow events on…

3DVIA Composer Advanced Transforms

For this example I created a very basic transform in 3 steps using the animation timeline. Hint: A useful tool for editing the path is using a 3 viewport style, with a top down and side on view. Clicking on the…

Reduce the Cost of Goods Sold

Business analysts suggest numerous ways production costs can be reduced. Three that are often mentioned include the following: Reduce complexity Reduce prototype development time Design with cost efficiencies in mind 1. Reduce complexity Often product lines develop independently to each…

3DVIA New in 2013x

Here’s a few of my favourites; Multi Browser Support Everyone has their favourite, and now you can use any of them for exporting your 3DVIA document to HTML. Select Actors Not To Be Published When exporting to 3DVIA Studio you…

3DVIA Composer Output Security Features

These features are available when saving out as; .exe, .smg, .smgXML, .smgPROJ and .html. Simply go to File, Save As or Publish and pick the appropriate output. On the dialog box you can then select either “Security” to set a…

Customise Ground Texture or Logo in 3DVIA

To change this, go to your left pane and click onto the “Collaboration” tab, expand the “Environment” option and click on “Ground”. The properties of the “Ground” will appear and half way down these options you will see “Ground Texture”.…

A Journey through 3DVIA Composer

This introductory blog takes you through a series of informative demos of the 3DVIA Composer authoring software, inside these will be hints and tips for beginners and pros alike, which will hopefully teach you or even inspire you towards better…

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)…

CATIA V6: Native Products and Parts Are Now Editable in V5

Dassault Systèmes have announced the general availability of the latest release of its Version 5 PLM platform, including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA. This new release furthers the adoption of the powerful 3DExperience platform designed by Dassault Systèmes and includes…

CATIA V6 Release – How will it affect V5 users?

For those companies without incumbent PLM infrastructure, CATIA V6 is by far the best system on the market. However, those of us that can still remember the move from V4 to V5 of CATIA, will no doubt be feeling a…

For Your Eyes Only – Document Rights Management

We’re all occasionally guilty of ignoring the traditional ‘old school’ way of doing things in favour of modern methods and technology; but just because something has been around a while it doesn’t always mean that it is out-dated or irrelevant…