Learning how to use a new and unfamiliar tool can be intimidating. Think back to the days when you first learned how to use a computer. You had to learn how to type on a keyboard, you had to know where your files were stored, which applications performed which tasks, what each button of the mouse actually did, etc. You probably had some guidance along the way too. After a while, using a computer became pretty intuitive, and you were creating spreadsheets and typing up documents like a pro. It's the same with 3DEXPERIENCE. Just like that first computer, it can be daunting when you’re first introduced to the platform. Fortunately, TriMech is here to help and guide you through the steps when you’ve been invited to a 3DEXPERIENCE project.
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No one likes the feeling of being left behind, and no one likes the feeling of being left out of the loop. The two may sound similar but are actually different when you look a little closer at the effects. Being left behind means you missed out on the entire opportunity. You were close enough to consider an option that was being presented, but now it’s no longer available. Maybe you chose not to act or didn’t act fast enough. Being left out of the loop means you are part of the big group but unable to participate in the key parts. You’re close enough to the action to see it happening around you and just left to always react.
In a business when parts of the company are left out of the loop it affects efficiency, speed, and ultimately inhibits the potential for growth. As part of Industry 4.0, the way to avoid it is through integration.
September 21, 2021
Due to the stay-at-home nature of many of our occupations now, maintaining a strong sense of communication between collaborators, manufacturers and clients is crucial. Whether it’s training new engineers to hit the ground running, find more flexible ways of accessing CAD tools or filling the need for an easy-to-use data management system, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has tools for everyone. Because of the browser environment these new CAD applications are on, many of the user’s computer resources become freed up for other tasks.
3DEXPERIENCE has been on a fantastic streak of updates, and the updates that come with FD07 are no different. To cover this update, we’ll go over new features that will continue to improve the user’s experience in and develop a workflow that benefits teams in ways that desktop applications never could.
September 15, 2021
Our 3DEXPERIENCE saw project is coming to a close, but we want to end it with a flourish to demonstrate the success we have experienced. We are using the 3DStory app to share those wins even when the recipient is not on the platform!
When we think of product design, whether it’s creating something new or updating a previous version, we typically think of the CAD component. Just as important as creating the CAD components is having the ability to communicate our work effectively. This can be difficult to achieve in various CAD platforms because some programs allow you to only place text and pictures. The 3DStory app can help us put our work in the spotlight it deserves.
September 14, 2021
Now that our 3DEXPERIENCE circular saw project design is complete, we’ll see how we can use the Engineering Release xApp to finalize the information about the components, release the part files, and generate multiple Bills of Material. Files can be released individually or as an entire set and any created BOMs can be exported as a CSV file to be used in other processes in the engineering cycle.
September 13, 2021
Using tools in the 3D Render Role, we can create photorealistic renders we can use to make great-looking marketing material as well as make more informed decisions on the aesthetics and form of our designs. Today in our 3DEXPERIENCE circular saw project, we are using xStudio xApp to take advantage of its browser environment to create a CAD rendering using a fine balance of efficiency, simplicity and quality that can be used on any device.
September 10, 2021
Communicating with the customer is key and we need to make sure that the instructions that accompany products are clear and concise. For this part of our 3DEXPERIENCE project, we are working on instructions that show the user how to remove the saw blade in order to clean or replace it. We will use xHighlight through the Product Communicator Role on the platform to generate technical illustrations that will be included in our User Manual.
Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform circular saw project is over halfway done! At this point, the design for the rotating guard handle is complete, but we want to make a few modifications and create a drawing that can be shared with fabricators and other external members. Using the xDocument xApp for this, we will continue the work on a Macbook Pro because xApps don’t care what kind of computer we choose!
September 8, 2021
One of the benefits of working in a connected design ecosystem like the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is having the ability to create, modify or update designs no matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection. For this phase of our circular saw project, we are doing everything from the comfort of a hotel room, hundreds of miles away from the rest of our team members. Because the xMold xApp is accessible from a web browser, we can communicate seamlessly with the team and won’t miss a beat.