Managing the Design Tree in CATIA V5-6 and 3DEXPERIENCE

As your CAD projects develop, your design tree will inevitably become more complicated and more difficult to navigate and interpret. This issue becomes more significant if geometry requires modification or when it is handed off from one designer to another. Having your tree organized in a logical manner will allow users to probe their model and navigate to specific objects more efficiently. Dassault Systemes CATIA software on both CATIA V5-6 and 3DEXEPERIENCE provides the ability to rearrange not only Parts […]

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CATIA V5-6 Moving of License Servers

CATIA V5-6 Moving of License Servers Moving license servers for CATIA V5-6 can seem like a daunting task, especially for users who may not have been involved with setting up the original server, or who are new to the software. In this blog, we will break down all the necessary steps you will need to move over a license server and make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. Though the name implies that you will need an actual […]

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Close More Deals With DriveWorks Solo

Maybe you’re like me and you can’t stand doing the same task over and over again. And you know that if you could only automate that one task, you could be much more productive. Perhaps that task is quoting new business to your customers. And maybe you are like one of our customers who also desired to automate their quoting process and like them, you would like to see a forty percent increase in sales volume post automation! If that […]

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3DEXPERIENCE Upgrade to 2021X FD06 coming soon

2021X FD06 coming to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform 3DEXPERIENCE platform users get ready for FD06.  The 3DEXPERIENCE upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of May 29th.  Yes, we know that it is Memorial day weekend, but business doesn’t stop. We don’t have any release notes yet, but Dassault reports there are some big enhancements for this release.  If I go back to some of the typical items that we look at for PDM/PLM updates I come up with a short list […]

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InPOD Interview with Joe Formicola

A few months ago, I introduced InPOD, the InFlow podcast. Well since that introduction, we’ve had a lot of really exciting things happening. SOLIDWORKS released 2021 and DriveWorks came out with DriveWorks 19. Maybe the biggest news of all wasn’t software related. If you were keeping tabs, Computer Aided Technology added a new member to the family, CAELYNX! I’m really excited about the CAELYNX merger and wanted to interview CAELYNX’s own Joe Formicola, the founder of CAELYNX, about how he […]

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How DriveWorks Solo Saves Businesses Time and Money

Maybe you’re like me and you can’t stand doing the same task over and over again. You’re the creative type and love focusing on new product development. And perhaps you are like one of our customers who has felt the pain of repetitive engineering tasks costing them and their team time and money. If that’s you, we have a solution that could change the game for you…DriveWorks Solo. In this blog post we’re going to be answering what DriveWorks Solo […]

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How To Download DriveWorks

What DriveWorks Files Should I Download? DriveWorks comes in different modules. You’ll find DriveWorksXpress in SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorks Solo is part of SOLIDWORKS, but it is standalone. And DriveWorks Professional has an entirely different set of modules. Now, you’re probably wondering, “Hey great, but where do I download it?” In this blog, let’s take a look at what to download and where you can download the DriveWorks software. First, let’s clarify what to expect with the different versions of DriveWorks. DriveWorks […]

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3D Compass – 3DEXPERIENCE

3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Compass How do you enter your house today? If I had to guess, I would say its through the front door! In this context, that is exactly what the 3D Compass is – a gateway to everything in 3DEXPERIENCE. It houses information relevant to each user as well as their available applications. Take a look at a snip of a freshly created 3DExperience dashboard: It’s empty and will remain so until we populate it with applications we […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 is Here! SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Service Pack 5 has been released. You know what that means. Now we can focus on all of the great improvements we see with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021! With so many changes happening with the latest release, there’s a lot to unpack. Today, let’s go through my top 5 enhancements for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. 1. Change Column Sets in Windows Explorer Let’s start off with a bang! It’s not new that we can […]

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Collaborative Business Innovator – 3DEXPERIENCE

Collaborative Business Innovator on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a vast 3D ecosystem of roles and apps designed to make you more productive. However, there are a couple of foundational roles. Let’s start with the most basic role you can get – the Collaborative Business Innovator role. This foundational role allows anyone in the company to contribute on collective innovation. All of this is nice but, really, how does the Collaborative Business Innovator role help me be more […]

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