Deep Dive the Quintessential 3DEXPERIENCE App: Bookmark Editor

    June 23, 2022

    The Bookmark Editor is best correlated to File Explorer for anyone that’s used a PC environment for the last 20 years, which is common amongst us SOLIDWORKS users of many years. Having visited many clients, I have seen grand, complex folder paths with specific files choreographed to populate unique directories. One would browse to a particular folder based on a set structure for release of various products. With a well-designed structure, finding a file usually is very quick.


    Is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Plug and Play?

    June 16, 2022

    We get asked a lot if the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is plug and play. The short answer is that it is not; although the platform is easy to use. It can be set up and used right out of the box and is configured to allow you to log in and start using immediately. However, there are some things to consider during set up and should be thought out before uploading large amounts of data. Let’s look at some of the reasons why I’d say it is not plug and play.


    Roles Included in the 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package

    June 9, 2022

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package provides the essential Roles and Apps for your team to work and collaborate with SOLIDWORKS data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

    Dassault Systemes data management tools can help take your business to the next level. 3DEXPERIENCE allows teams to control their data in a cloud environment while collaborating in real time, reducing infrastructure costs, IT overhead, and software maintenance and complexity.


    Is 3DEXPERIENCE a Good Fit For My Business?

    May 18, 2022

    I’m often asked whether 3DEXPERIENCE is a good fit for a business in one fashion or another. The following points can help answer this question.


    3DEXPERIENCE Lifecycle and Collaboration Settings

    May 11, 2022

    For many, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides an easy-to-use and ready-to-go data management ecosystem. For those, changing settings inside their tenant is not necessary. However, there are many people who want to customize the experience.


    Transition Rules for Latest 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Release

    May 3, 2022

    When it comes to 3DEXPERIENCE, there is possibly no better benefit than an integrated, ‘out-of-the-box’ data management system with very little to no setup.

    With that said, the system can be modified quite heavily, and depending on your application, this may make sharing and collaborating on ‘your terms’ even better.

    It would be atypical to release an assembly, without releasing the parts and subassemblies underneath that top level product as well. There are 2 ways to handle this.


    Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 25, 2022

    If your design team is considering implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, there are a few key points to know. The Platform offers significant advantages including the flexibility of browser-based tools, the convenience of interconnected apps in one common interface and low IT overhead. Keep reading to find out why the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform may be a good fit for your team’s needs.


    Understanding 3D CAD in a Post-Pandemic World

    April 18, 2022

    When the pandemic hit, it turned our understanding of how a workforce operates on its head. In the past we might have been used to a huge office building full of employees all working in close proximity to each other. However, in a post-pandemic world we are seeing a predominantly remote workforce that seems more connected than ever. Fortunately, the flexibility with our design tools has allowed the shift from in-person to primarily remote happen seamlessly.

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    Sub-D Designing in xShape from Start to Finish

    April 14, 2022

    Subdivision modeling is a completely different workflow from your typical CAD with parametric dimensions and history-based feature trees. In this tutorial, I will walk through the steps of designing a new handle using sub-d designing in xShape from start to end.