Whenever we ask participants in training classes what lessons they hope to take away from the training, the most common question is “How can I design more efficiently?” Using SOLIDWORKS, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and additive manufacturing can accelerate your process from idea to prototype to product, but it can be hard to know how those tools can can apply to your specific needs and business. We've looked at each of these and pulled out what we feel are the top 15 tips to get you speeding up your design process as soon as possible.
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xShape is an exciting cloud-based subdivision modeling tool available through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. xShape allows users to generate smooth, freeform shapes in 3D using a workflow that feels more like sculpting than CAD modeling. Using traditional mechanical CAD tools, organic shapes could be rather tedious to create. Surface modeling tools often have a longer learning curve and can be more time consuming in general. However, with xShape the simple push-and-pull approach will have you modeling in no time.
Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform includes a wide range of cloud-based apps in one interconnected environment. One of these apps is xDesign, which offers parametric, feature-based CAD modeling right in your web browser. The toolset is intuitive and user-friendly, especially for anyone who has experience with SOLIDWORKS. Getting started is quick and easy!
April 12, 2021
One of the most impactful areas for change in an organization is mastering the ideation process and understanding its importance in the connected process. The connected process, or the main stages of product development, is broken up into anywhere from 5-10 stages, like ideation, simulation/testing, documentation, production resource management, and product management/shop floor. We’ve all heard the phrase “Move Fast & Break Things,” but with a strong ideation phase that influences every stage of your connected process, you can move fast and NOT break things.
March 29, 2021
On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, technical product communication has become easier than ever with the new xHighlight App. Available with the Product Communicator Role, xHighlight allows you to import your CAD data into the 3D Presentation workspace where you can generate precise technical communication documents for any product. The user-friendly interface is very intuitive, offering simple model manipulation tools like zoom, rotate, and explode components. Create your model Scenarios, and then present right within the Play mode of the app, or export into high quality images for use offline.
All it takes to get started with xHighlight is three simple steps:
- Import the model
- Set the scenes
- Show it off!
February 12, 2021
Welcome to our consolidated review of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021!
SOLIDWORKS and Dassault Systèmes have brought the conference directly to you through this year’s digital format. With a record setting attendance of over 30,000 attendees, the online format did little to hinder participants, creators and designers from learning and connecting with each other. With numerous General Sessions, Breakout Sessions and networking Meet-Ups, there was always something to keep you busy throughout the three main days of the conference. Have a look at these conference highlights to see what you missed!
February 9, 2021
The adoption of cloud technology has provided many companies with better ways to communicate and collaborate in a more streamlined manner. This was especially important in 2020 when having a proper remote communication mechanism and data repository became a need rather than a want for many companies in order to adapt. With that said, integration with cloud products whether for file storage, communication, or even running native apps, isn’t for everyone. It’s important to understand why cloud integration may not be appropriate for your team, why some integrations fail and why the Dassault branded 3DEXPERIENCE platform could be a better solution.
The 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform has had some new features and enhancements that support you from start to finish as you design using this fully integrated process. We recently reviewed the top features in the FD01, FD02 and FD03 updates. Now we are taking a look at the top 11 features in the newest update, R2021x FD04 to help you stay on top of your design game.
January 5, 2021
This February, the annual 3DEXPERIENCE World event will look a little different. With an eye on safety during the global pandemic the event will be 100% virtual and conference admission will also be 100% free this year. That's right, you will be able to access three days of General Sessions, over 120 technical breakout sessions and hear from the selected keynote speakers - all virtually and all for free.