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Dassault Systemes

  • My 3DEXPERIENCE Experience

    This summer I have been working as an Intern for Intrinsys & Integral Powertrain as a Design Engineer. I’ve recently completed my first year at the University of Portsmouth where I’m currently studying BEng Mechanical Engineering. Before starting at Intrinsys, I completed their CATIA V5 Fundamentals Training Course. This was extremely useful, as I only had previous experience using CATIA alongside very basic Autodesk AutoCAD. Naturally, I felt a little nervous jumping straight into...
  • Cannot save CATIA V5 files open in your CATIA session?

    Ever had an issue where CATIA refuses to save your file(s) that is/are open in your current CATIA session? Does the error below look familiar? The most probable cause for this error is that the original file opened in session has been deleted from its original location. For example, in the above case: The file is currently open in the CATIA Session. However when browsing to the location listed in the error message (where the original file was opened from), you can see it is missing...
  • Create a Customised Drawing Border in 3DEXPERIENCE

    The standard ‘Out of the box’ Drawing Borders in 3DEXPERIENCE provide a basic solution for adding a frame and title block to a Drawing. The functionality will add a template to the background view and further options are provided to add a revision ladder, assign a checker/designer, as well as resizing and deleting the template. The majority of information on the title block without automated functionality can be edited by accessing the background view.....
  • Inheriting Surface Colours of Surface Based Features in 3DEXPERIENCE

    Within 3DEXPERIENCE, it is possible to allow solid-based features to inherit the colours of the surface-based features used to create them. For example, if a pink surface is sewn onto a grey solid body, the part body can be set to be unaffected and remain grey. Alternatively, the part body can be set to inherit the colour of the surface and become pink. The default behaviour of 3DEXPERIENCE in this respect can be set within Preferences...
  • Manage DSLS Licence Authorisations

    If you have a large pool of licences available on a single DSLS licence server, then it often becomes more difficult to manage the licences available. For example in CATIA V5, a single user can select all available licences. The problem with this is that the user can consume several licences in one session of CATIA when in reality the user only requires a single licence. In the DSLS Licence Administration Tool you can set authorisations on each licence to...
  • CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition: Creating a Revision from Saved As Geometry

    When using CATIA V5, the 'Save As' option can be used for creating a copy of an object which can then be used independently from the original file, often to evaluate different options during the development process. Sometimes, it is desirable to use one of these 'saved as' objects as the next new revision of the original product. 1) Search for both parts in 3DEXPERIENCE...
  • CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition: Save As Function For Duplication

    When using CATIA V5, the 'Save As' option can be used for creating a copy of an object which can then be used independently from the original file, often to evaluate different options during the development process. Sometimes, it is desirable to use one of these 'saved as' objects as the next new revision of the original product. In 3DEXPERIENCE, the 'Save As' option is available in the “Save with Options…” drop-down menu...
  • New Option to ‘Hard Metal Machining’ in 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x

    Development of ‘Hard Metal Machining’ is continuing at a pace at Dassault Systemes, with the introduction of a new option for ‘Profile Contouring’. In versions before 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x, the option to select multiple radial cuts with a ‘concentric’ tool path style (used for Hard Metal cutting) was present but the user had to juggle the number of cuts required along with the depth of the radial cuts to make it clear the area required...
  • Changes In Aerospace Development Process Trends

    In addition to knowledge management, collaboration is another key aspect of today’s engineering world. Due to the aforementioned more complex and diverse engineering projects, the classic waterfall type of information flow is inadequate to successfully complete design projects within ever stricter time and resource constraints.....
  • Does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform beat BREXIT?

    The media like throwing logs on the fire of a good story and the supposed uncertainty of business life after BREXIT will become enflamed as more logs than most are thrown at as we, yes you and me, work our way through the next couple of years. Just the other week I was at the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum (which I had the dubious pleasure of organising) with more than a few friends, colleagues and partners...