On my last blog of the series and closer than ever to Christmas, I decided to focus on the foundation of 3DExperience. Indeed, there are hundreds of different functionalities to discuss; however, before understanding the fundamentals of the platform it is difficult to elaborate on its functionalities. Most of the 3DExperience capabilities were derived from ENOVIA, a high end product life-cycle management solution offered by Dassault Systèmes. This cloud enabled collaboration will revolutionize the way users go thru their daily workflows.
Users may be surprised to find that the 3DExperience platform is a blank slate the first time they log in. Much like a new cell phone, it is up to the user to customize it as needed for the desired experience. For instance, users can choose apps from the north, south, east and west side of the navigation wheel. Each quadrant provides different solutions specifically designed to solve a collaboration problem.Once familiarized with the available applications and their locations, users may start creating tabs and dashboards for a fully customized experience.
My personal dashboard is comprised of 10 different tabs; each of them tailored to my specific needs. Moreover, using 3DSyim and the SW connector I am able to collaborate on current designs while employing a project planner application to keep track of current projects. Also included in my dashboard are the markup and compare applications; these allow me to quickly interrogate existing CAD parts and collaborate with colleagues on their development.
Finally, the platform is an integrated solution customizable to each user. With every update, new applications are added, and additional functionality is introduced. If considering a comprehensive cloud solution, 3DExperience may be the way to go.